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Deadline: 2017-02-15
Location: Bilbao (Spain)

PhD position in Gravitation and Cosmology, Bilbao Spain

We announce a 4-year PhD position in the area of Gravitation and Cosmology attached to the Research Group IT956-16 of the Basque Governement with José M.M. Senovilla as principal investigator. The thesis will be developed under the supervision of one of its members in the Department of Theoretical Physics and History of Science at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Spain. The successful candidate is required to hold a master (or equivalent) degree at the starting date of the position.

Our group includes David Brizuela, Tom Broadhurst, Alex Feinstein, Inaki Garay, Jesus Ibanez, Ruth Lazkoz, Jose M M Senovilla, and Raül Vera as well as postdocs Mariam Bouhmadi-Lopez, Alfonso Garcia-Parrado, Ivan de Martino, Borja Reina and several graduate students. Some members of the group belong to the European Network (COST Action) CANTATA, led by Dr. Lazkoz. The group also benefits from close ties and permanent collaboration with the Early Universe group, also attached to the same Department, including Igor Bandos, Jose Juan Blanco-Pillado, Sugumi Kanno and Jon Urrestilla.

Our lines of research cover all mathematical and theoretical aspects of Gravitation and Lorentzian geometry, astrophysical compact objects, loop quantum gravity, quantum cosmology, dark energy and dark matter, cosmological observational tests, alternative theories of gravity, gravitational lensing and formation of galaxy (clusters), gravitational waves and panoramic surveys with space telescopes.

The appointment will be for, at most, 4 years. Expected starting date is some time in the spring 2017, depending on the administrative arrangements needed.

Interested candidates with a solid background in General Relativity are invited to send a CV, a transcript of academic records, statement of research interests, and arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be submitted to:


All applications received before February 15th, 2017, will be considered. The deadline may be extended, if needed, until a suitable candidate is found and the position is filled.