The String Theory program of the Galician Institute of High Energy Physics (IGFAE), center of the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position starting not later than September 2022.

The lines of research that we are interested in are the following:

  • Holographic open systems. Flavor models in background fields. Driven systems.
  • Quantum simulations of SYK and related models in relation to quantum gravity and condensed matter.
  • Higher derivative gravity and causality. Cosmological and holographic applications.
  • Integrability in gauge and string theories.

Candidates should submit a CV, a list of publications and a statement of research interests. They should also arrange for, at least, two letters of recommendation. All application material must be submitted online at the website:

The deadline for the applications is November 30, 2021


The IGFAE at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC) is a research institute accredited as María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Science. It hosts around 130 researchers, including more than 20 postdocs, 40 PhD students and one ERC grantee. Researchers at IGFAE participate in experimental facilities such as CERN, LIGO, GSI/FAIR and the Pierre Auger Observatory.

The scientific research of the Institute is organized around three areas that are the basis for the strategic planning: The Standard Model to the Limits, Cosmic Particles and Fundamental Physics, and Nuclear Physics from the Lab to improve people’s health. A transversal line has been created recently to discuss the strategy for new opportunities in the field of international facilities. In addition, IGFAE activity is divided into an experimental and a theory section.

IGFAE provides a highly stimulating environment and unique professional career development opportunities. We offer  training in soft skills to enhance future employability and career success of our researchers including technology transfer, entrepreneurship, dissemination, and equity/diversity perspective.

IGFAE is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its personnel and particularly welcomes applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. We offer flexible working schedule to reconcile a work and family life.

The Universidade de Santiago de Compostela is a five-century institution located in Santiago de Compostela, a lively city known for its beautiful, historic architecture and the Camino de Santiago. Its Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Universidade de Santiago de Compostela offers various facilities and services: accommodation, gym, sport activities, Spanish courses, cultural activities, etc.