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Deadline: 2020-02-15
Location: Bilbao, Spain

Postdoctoral position “Gravitation and Physics of the Cosmos”, Bilbao, Spain

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Theoretical Physics and History of Science at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao (Spain). The appointment will have a duration of 14 months and will begin in the fall of 2020. There is some flexibility on the date of the beginning of the position although, in any case, the funds will expire by the end of 2021.

This position is attached to the Research Group “Gravitation and Physics of the Cosmos” (FIS2017-85076-P), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, with Ruth Lazkoz and David Brizuela as principal investigators. Other members of our group are Jose M M Senovilla, Raul Vera, Inaki Garay, Mariam Bouhmadi-Lopez, Borja Reina, and external collaborator Vincenzo Salzano (affiliated to the University of Szczecin), as well as 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 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, and alternative theories of gravity.

The successful candidate is required to hold a PhD at the starting date of the position, and might have the opportunity to assist with some teaching duties of the Department.

Interested candidates should send a CV and a brief statement of research interests (1-2 pages long) to the following both email addresses with the subject “Postdoc Bilbao 2020”:


In addition, the candidates should arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be submitted to the same email addresses with the subject “Postdoc Bilbao 2020: ‘candidate’s name'”.

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