Postdoctoral fellowship in theoretical particle physics and cosmology, Coimbra, Portugal

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Deadline:  2022-06-17

Location:  Coimbra, Portugal

The Physics Department and the Center for Physics of the University of Coimbra (CFisUC) invites applications for a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship in theoretical particle physics and cosmology, renewable up to 1 addition year. The fellowship is supported by the grant “Exploring the darkest side of dark matter” (Ref. CERN/FIS-PAR/0027/2021) awarded by Fundacao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia, I.P. (Portugal) in collaboration with CERN, and led by Dr. Joao G. Rosa. This research grant is a joint venture of the University of Coimbra and the University of Porto, in Portugal, also involving researchers based at the University of Oxford (UK), the University of Granada, IFAE – Barcelona and IFIC – Valencia (Spain).

The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to actively participate in the project’s tasks, devoted to the study of feebly interacting dark matter candidates, with a focus on primordial black holes (as both dark matter candidates and dark matter progenitors) and cosmological scalar fields, in particular axions and axion-like particles. The sucessful candidate will work with Dr. Joao G. Rosa and be part of an international team of researchers with expertise in particle physics, cosmology and gravitation, within a stimulating and scientific environment involving both early career and senior researchers.

Candidates must hold a PhD degree in Physics or related areas obtained no more than 3 years before the application date. Applications must be sent by e-mail to jgrosa[AT] and addf[AT] and include a detailed Curriculum Vitae (including publication list), two reference letters and the candidate’s PhD certificate. Please note that foreign degrees/diplomas must be officially recognized by the General Directorate of Higher Education or by a Portuguese higher education institution: Candidates who cannot provide proof of this recognition in their application must submit, with their application, a signed declaration stating that they will seek this recognition should their application be successful and before the start of the fellowship.

The fellowship is expected to start in September 2022. Please consult the official position announcement for full details on the fellowship and application process:

The University of Coimbra is an equal opportunity employer with welcoming working conditions, career development, and networking opportunities. For more information, please visit the University of Coimbra’s website ( and the Centre for Physics website (