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Postdoctoral Fellowship


The Institute of Space Sciences (, in Barcelona, is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellow is guaranteed an appointment for 2 years, with an additional year being conditional to performance. The fellow should be a high-level independent scientist that can and is interested in interacting with one or more of the research lines of the institute while pursuing his/her own. Thus, any topic of research related to those pursued here is welcomed.

Candidates are expected to be within 8 years after their PhD. Maternity/parental leaves will not count against this limit. However, the position is not open to those who have already secured a faculty-level position or have had a postdoctoral contract with a duration of 3 years or more.

A complete application will consist of

  • CV
  • Publication List

(For candidates working within large collaborations, please only note papers for which you did a substantial individual contribution, and comment on which was that)

  • A minimum of 2 reference letters (e-mail sent separately to the address below)
  • Statement of Research (3 pages)

(Please consider the appropriateness of developing your research lines in our institute, how this can positively impact on your career, and the prospects that you see to collaborate with our groups). Email applications are welcomed. Initial screening will start on October 30, and the position will be open until filled. Starting dates within 2018 or early 2019 are preferred.

Applications should be forwarded to

Ms. Noemí Cortés

Assistant to the Director

Institute of Space Sciences, Campus UAB, c.Can Magrans s/n, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona



Informal inquiries or doubts can be directed to

Prof. Diego F. Torres





The Institute of Space is an institute of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), affiliated with the Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC).