University of Santiago de Compostela, IGFAE - Galician Institute of High Energy Physics

Fellowship ID:University of Santiago de Compostela-IGFAE - Galician Institute of High Energy Physics-POSTDOCTORALJUNIORLEADER [#18949]
Fellowship Title: “la Caixa” Foundation Postdoctoral Junior Leader Fellowships at IGFAE- Call 2022
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Santiago de Compostela, Galicia 15782, Spain [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Ultrafast Physical Chemistry, Accelerator and Beam Physics, adsorption and layered material physics, artificial gauge fields, Astroparticle Physics, astrophysics, Astrophysics (astro-ph), Astrophysics Experiment, Astrophysics Theory, ATLAS, Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Atomic Physics, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Atomic/Molecular Physics, Attosecond science, Biological Physics, Biology, Biophysics, Biophysics/Soft Condensed Matter Theory, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Coherent Phenomena, Cold Atom Physics, Collinear Fast Beam Laser Spectroscopy, Computational physics, Condensed Matter Experiment, Condensed Matter Physics, Condensed Matter Physics; Condensed Matter Theory; Computational Physics; X-ray Spectroscopy; Electronic Structure; Ultrafast Dynamics, Condensed Matter Theory, Cosmology, Dark Matter, EIC, Electron Hydrodynamics, Electronic Detector Group, Elementary Particle Physics, Elementary Particle Theory, Engineering, evolution, Experimental Astroparticle Physics, Experimental Astrophysics, Experimental Condensed Matter, Experimental High Energy Physics, Experimental Particle Physics, Experimental Physics, Experimental Solid State, Experimental Subatomic Physics, Fluid Physics, GR-Cosmology (gr-qc), Gravitational Physics, Gravitational Theory, Gravitational Wave Sources, Gravity, Hadron Physics, Hadron Physics, String Theory, Mathematical Physics, Cosmology, Gravity, Theoretical Astrophysics, Experimental Astrophysics, Astroparticle Physics, Hard Condensed Matter Theory, hep, HEP-Experiment (hep-ex), hep-lat, HEP-Lattice (hep-lat), hep-ph, HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), hep-th, HEP-Theory (hep-th), High energy density matter, High Energy Experimental, High Energy Physics, High Energy Theory Group, High Performance Computing, HP-Theory, Imaging, ion storage, Lattice QCD, Light-front Physics, Machine Learning, Materials Science, Materials Sciences, materials theory;, materials-related physics, Mathematical Physics, Medical Physics, Mesoscopic Physics/Nanoscience, MOTRIMS, Nanotechnology, Network, Networks, Neutrino physics, Neutrino physucs, Nonlinear and Complex Systems, Nonlinear Integral Systems, Classical and Quantum, Nuclear & Particle Experiment, Nuclear & Particle Theory, Nuclear and Many-Body Theory, Nuclear and Particle Physics Software, Nuclear Experiment (nucl-ex), Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Theory, Nuclear Theory (nucl-th), Nuclear Theory-QCD, Optical & Laser Physics, Optical Physics, optics, Optics and Photonics, Particle, Particle Astrophysics, Particle Experiment (part-ex), particle phenomenology and astroparticle physics, Particle Physics, Particle/Cosmology Theory, PHENIX, Photoelectron spectroscopies, Photon-based Scattering and Spectroscopy, Physics, Physics - Mathematical Physics, Physics Education, Plasma Physics, QCD, Quantum Computation, Quantum Computing, Quantum Condensed Matter Theory, Quantum Field Theory, quantum gravity, Quantum Hydrodynamics, Quantum Information Science, Quantum Optics, Quantum Optics and Quantum Science, Quantum Scienc, Quantum Science, Quantum Science + Quantum Information Science + Quantum Optics + Theoretical Physics, Quantum Sensors, Quantum Transport, Quantum Transport in topological phases, RF Engineering, Scattering amplitudes, single- and multicomponent quantum hydrodynamics, Soft Condensed Matter Theory, Soft Matter, Space Technology and its Applications, spin-orbit coupling, Statistical Mechanics, Statistical physics, Stellar Astrophysics, String Theory, String Theory/Quantum Gravity/Field Theory, string-math, Strong field physics, Superconducing Quantum Circuits, Superconductivity, theoretical astroparticle physics, Theoretical Astrophysics, theoretical atomic, Theoretical atomic physics, theoretical biology, theoretical condensed matter physics, Theoretical high energy physics, theoretical nuclear, Theoretical Particle Physics, Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Soft Matter Physics, Theory of Particle Physics, ultracold quantum gases, Ultrafast Molecular Dynamics, Ultrafast Science, X-ray instrumentation, X-ray Science
Appl Deadline:2021/10/07 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2021/07/15, finished 2022/04/09, listed until 2021/12/17)

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The Galician Institute of High Energy Physics (IGFAE) invites applications for excellent postdoctoral researchers, of any nationality, who wish to continue their research career in a “María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence”. All information about the call is available at:

The objectives of this programme are to foster high-quality, innovative research in Spain and Portugal and to support the best scientific talent by providing them with an attractive, competitive environment in which to conduct excellent research.
The Postdoctoral Junior Leader fellowships programme is divided into two frames, and the modality applicable to IGFAE is ‘Incoming’:

Postdoctorate Junior Leader – Incoming: 25 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities. They will be offered a three-year employment contract to conduct a research project at accredited centres with the Severo Ochoa or María de Maeztu excellence award, Institutos de Investigación Sanitaria Carlos IIII and units evaluated as excellent by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia of Portugal. Candidates must have resided in Spain less than 12 months in the last three years.

The selection process is performed by “la Caixa” Foundation where the candidates should apply. We kindly request to any applicant interested in joining our institute to express their interest in the application ( and contact us at

The deadline for applications is on 7 October 2021 at 2 pm (Spain time).


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.

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