Non-tenure-track/postdoctoral Barcelona, Spain Apply
BGSMath (at CRM) Campus de Bellaterra, Edifici C, Bellaterra
08193 Barcelona

The Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics opens a call for 3 JUNIOR postdoctoral positions in all areas of mathematics. The fellowships will be funded through the Maria de Maeztu Unit of Excellence Award (2015-2019). Deadline May 3rd, 2017.

The BGSMath is strongly committed to the career development of female mathematicians and therefore strongly encourages applications from women. 


Duration: Full-time, fixed-term appointment. Funding is available from 1 Sept 2017 to 30 June 2019.

Working conditions: The researcher will be offered a temporary contract by Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, as management entity of the BGSMATH, and hosted by one of the BGSMath research groups. Each fellow will be mentored by a senior researcher at the hosting group.

Gross salary: 24.000 EUR/year.

Medical insurance: Medical coverage for the fellow and family through the public health system.

Mobility allowance: up to 2.000 EUR per year.

Number of positions: up to 3.

Requirements of the applicants:

  • Having obtained a PhD after 1st April 2015 and before 1stJuly 2017, as well as a strong research record in any area of mathematics or neighboring areas. Career breaks due to family care (full-time), military service or working outside academia will be taken into account, if appropriate proof is provided.

  • A minimum of 2 years of doctoral or postdoctoral work experience outside Catalonia.

  • Currently not contracted as researcher/lecturer by any university or research centre in Catalonia at the time of application.

Application Instructions


  • Online application form with contact data and personal information.

  • Curriculum Vitae (at most 3 pages).

  • List of publications (to be submitted separately from CV).

  • A motivation letter (at most 1 page), detailing: (a) Motivation for joining BGSMath; (b) List of potential hosting research groups;  (c) Previous contacts / collaborations with BGSMath groups, and (d) How this appointment will fit with the candidate’s career goals

  • Research proposal (at most 4 pages) including: (a) Title and summary; (b) State-of-the-art and objectives; (c) Scientific approach, methodology and timescale.

  • Copy of the Ph.D. degree certificate, or expected date of defense, which should be before 1st July 2017.

  • Name, affiliation and email of two members of academic institutions able to provide a letter of reference for the candidate. Please inform potential referees that letters will be requested by the BGSMath secretariat, and they will need to be uploaded no later than  May 10th, 2017.

  • Evidence proving two years of work experience outside Catalonia (PhD can suffice or scanned contracts/grant, for instance), as well as for any career break.

All documents above must be included in a SINGLE PDF FILE (10Mb maximum) and uploaded to the online application system. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Ms. Raquel Garrido
+34 935868551