PostDoc - Postdoctoral position in galaxy evolution (Ongoing)

Post-doctoral position
Position category: PostDoc
Reference: 2022/80
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: 15/12/2022
For more info contact the supervisors:
Silvia Bonoli
How to apply

We are currently accepting applications for the above mentioned position. This is a unique opportunity for junior researchers with a recent PhD degree in Physics or related fields to join one of DIPC’s high-profile research teams.

The role

The Donostia International Physics Center DIPC is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral appointment in the field of galaxy evolution. Expertise in the modelling of galaxy evolution and/or the formation and growth of supermassive black holes are particularly welcome.

Working conditions

  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales

We provide a highly stimulating research environment, and unique professional career development opportunities.

We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The center

DIPC is a research center whose mission is to perform and catalyze cutting-edge research in physics and related disciplines, as well as to convey scientific culture to society. Located in Donostia / San Sebastian (Basque Country, Spain), DIPC was born from a strategic alliance of both public institutions and private companies. Since 2008 DIPC is a 'Basque Excellence Research Center' (BERC) recognized by the Basque Government's Department of Education. In 2019, DIPC was also recognized as a "Severo Ochoa" Excellence Center by the Spanish Research Agency.

About the team

The successful candidate will join the new astrophysics group at the DIPC, which was recently formed and rapidly expanding. It has broad expertise in numerical simulations of structure formation (dark matter/hydrodynamical/semi-analytical), cosmological galaxy surveys and globular cluster physics. The group is involved in the J-PAS and the WEAVE-QSO surveys and the Euclid, LISA and Athena missions.

The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Silvia Bonoli and Prof. Nate Bastian.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit an updated CV and a brief statement of research interests (max 3 pages) to the application email listed above.

Additionally, the candidate should arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent to the same email address.

The reference of the specific opening to which the candidate is applying should be stated in the subject line, and the application must be received before the application deadline.

Although candidates are welcome to contact the project supervisors to know further details about the proposed research activity, please be aware that the application will be evaluated only if it is submitted directly to the email address listed below as application email.

Selection process

Applications received by the deadline will be evaluated by a Committee designed by the DIPC board on the basis of the following criteria:

  • CV of the candidate (40%)
  • Adequacy of the candidate’s scientific background to the project (40%)
  • Reference letters (10%)
  • Other: Diversity in gender, race, nationality, etc. (10%)

Evaluation results will be communicated to the candidates soon after. Positions will only be filled if qualified candidates are found.

The DIPC may revoke its decision if the candidate fails to join by the appointed time, in which case the position will be awarded to the candidate with the next highest score, provided it is above 50 (out of 100).

However, the selected candidate may keep the position if, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, the candidate duly justifies the reasons why he or she cannot join before the specified deadline, and as long as the project allows it.


This project has received funding from the Spanish Government’s grant program “Proyectos de Generación de Conocimiento” under grant number PID2021-124243NB-C21.

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