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Postdoctoral position at IFCA for the RadioForegroundsPlus project position at IFCA for the RadioForegroundsPlus project <p style="text-align:justify;">​​​​The Observational Cosmology and Instrumentation Group of the Instituto de Física de Cantabria (IFCA; Santander, Spain) offers one postdoctoral position to work on the RadioForegroundsPlus project of the Horizon Europe Program (Grant Agreement number 101135036). All the relevant information about the project (including other job opportunities) can be found at:<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href=""></a></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The aim of the project is to provide the best possible characterization of the physical properties of polarized emissions in the microwave domain, together with an unprecedentedly thorough description of the intensity signal. This legacy information will be essential for future sub-orbital or satellite experiments targeting the B-Mode of Cosmic Microwave Anisotropies for the measurement of background of primordial gravitational waves. The project is coordinated by IFCA-CSIC and it also includes IAC (Spain), SISSA (Italy), CNRS (France), Univ. of Oxford (UK) and Univ. of Manchester (UK). Postdoc positions are expected to be available at all nodes.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The successful candidate is expected to work mainly in the development and application of advanced tools for component separation with the aim to provide foreground maps and catalogues of point sources from low frequency surveys (QUIJOTE, C-BASS, S-PASS) in conjunction with Planck, WMAP and other ancillary data. Experience on component separation (using e.g. parametric methods, linear techniques or machine learning) is particularly desirable. The candidate will closely work with other members of the group and, in particular, with Dr. Belén Barreiro and Dr. Mathieu Remazeilles. Collaboration with researchers from other nodes of the project is also expected.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The start date is negotiable between March and June, but an early start date is preferred. The position will be funded up to 31st December 2026, regardless of the start date (extensions may be possible subject to the availability of other funds). In accordance with CSIC regulations, the gross annual salary will be in the range 40.900 – 45.791 € depending on the candidate's experience. Additional funds will also be available for travelling and research stays. Review of applications will start on January 31st and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Instituto de Física de Cantabria (IFCA) is a leading research and training institution that provides a friendly and international environment. IFCA is located in Santander, a medium-size city on the northern coast of Spain, surrounded by natural landscapes. IFCA members carry out cutting-edge research in topics such as cosmology and astrophysics, structure of matter or computation and data science, being involved in numerous international experiments. In particular, the Observational Cosmology and Instrumentation group is strongly involved in CMB collaborations such as LiteBIRD, QUIJOTE or ELFS.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Applications should be sent to <a href=""></a> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Including a CV, a description of relevant experience and research interests (2 pages) and arrange for up to three letters of recommendation to be sent directly by the reviewers to the above e-mail address.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">CSIC is an equal opportunity employer, that offers an inclusive environment for all. We welcome all applicants regardless of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, maternity/paternity, nationality, religion or belief. Selection will be based solely on individual merit.</p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Deadline: 31th of January 2024</strong><br></p>2023-12-21T23:00:00Z2024-02-22T12:00:00Z
Postdoctoral Research Position in Particle Physics and Instrumentation Research Position in Particle Physics and Instrumentation<p>​<span role="presentation" dir="ltr" class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong>Postdoctoral Research Position in Particle Physics and Instrumentation</strong></span><br role="presentation" class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><span role="presentation" dir="ltr" class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong>Instituto de Física de Cantabria</strong></span><br role="presentation"><span role="presentation" dir="ltr" class="ms-rteForeColor-2" style=""><strong style="">Application Deadline:</strong></span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr" class="ms-rteForeColor-2" style=""> </span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr" class="ms-rteForeColor-2" style=""><strong style="">Open until position is</strong></span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr" class="ms-rteForeColor-2" style=""> </span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr" class="ms-rteForeColor-2" style=""><strong style="">fi</strong></span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr" class="ms-rteForeColor-2" style=""><strong style="">lled</strong></span></p><p><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"><strong>Contract Start Date:</strong></span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> </span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> Targeted for December 2023, with a duration of 3 years</span><br role="presentation"><span role="presentation" dir="ltr">The Particle Physics and Instrumentation Group at the Instituto de Física de Cantabria is seeking</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> applications for a postdoctoral position. Our group specializes in the development of highly</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> sensitive instruments with exceptional background rejection capabilities for dark matter</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> experiments. We are currently at the forefront of research involving low-threshold, single-quanta</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> skipper CCDs, aimed at directly detecting dark matter. Our primary focus is on the DAMIC-M</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> project, which will either make the</span> <span role="presentation" dir="ltr">fi</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr">rst observation of light dark matter-electron scattering or</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> establish world-leading limits in the sub-GeV mass range. In addition, we are actively engaged in</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> sensor research and development for the OSCURA experiment, set to be constructed in 2028 at</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> SNOLAB, with the goal of achieving lower background levels.</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"><br></span></p><p><span role="presentation" dir="ltr">The successful candidate will primarily contribute to the DAMIC-M project. At IFCA, in</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> collaboration with DAMIC-M, we have expressed interest in expanding our presence at the</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> Laboratory Subterráneo de Canfranc, with the establishment of a CCDs test stand for impurity</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> analysis. The candidate is expected to play a pivotal role in this endeavour, assuming a leadership</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> position in this area including all aspects from hardware to analysis. Additionally, the candidate will</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> have responsibilities spanning simulations, data management (including Data Quality Monitoring or</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> DQM), and physics analyses. They will also participate in the underground detector construction.</span></p><p><span role="presentation" dir="ltr">This postdoctoral position offers an exciting opportunity to engage in groundbreaking research in</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> the</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> </span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr">fi</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr">eld of dark matter detection and instrumentation. If you are enthusiastic about contributing to</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> both hardware development and data analysis, we encourage you to apply.</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"><br></span></p><p><span role="presentation" dir="ltr">The gross annual salary would be 39133,63</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr">€</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> </span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr">divided in 14 payments.</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"><br></span></p><p><span role="presentation" dir="ltr">IFCA is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all our academic initiatives. We believe</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> that diversity enriches our community and enhances our learning opportunities. We welcome</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> applications from women, persons with disabilities and any member of minority groups. IFCA does</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, sex, gender</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> identity or expression, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, country of birth, geography/postal</span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> code, disability, marital status, parental or gestational status, or other non-merit factor.</span></p><p><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"><strong>To apply, please send your CV and a letter of interest, and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation</strong></span><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"> to be sent directly to:</span><br role="presentation"><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="">Rocio Vilar Cortabitarte</span> (IP of the DAMIC-M group at IFCA and co-IP of the project):</span><br role="presentation"><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="">Bradley Kavanagh</span><strong> </strong>(Co-IP of the project):<br></span></p><p><span role="presentation" dir="ltr"><strong>Please include the text “IFCA PPI Postdoc Application - </strong></span><strong> NAME” (where NAME is your name) in the subject line of the emails.</strong></p>2023-10-09T22:00:00Z2023-12-01T10:00:00Z
Programa: PRIMERA EXPERIENCIA PROFESIONAL (PEX) PRIMERA EXPERIENCIA PROFESIONAL (PEX)<p style="text-align:left;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Programa:  PRIMERA EXPERIENCIA PROFESIONAL (PEX)</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"> </p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>Funciones y tareas:</strong> Apoyo a la gerencia del centro en gestión económica y presupuestaria; viajes y dietas; recursos humanos; proyectos y contratos. Archivo de documentación; gestión y organización de eventos y mantenimiento de las distintas bases de datos</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>Valoración:</strong> Se valorará formación complementaria en idiomas y cursos relacionados con las tareas a desempeñar</p><p style="text-align:left;"> </p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>Titulaciones requeridas:</strong> Técnico Superior en Administración y Finanzas/Técnico Superior en Asistencia a la Dirección  (<em><strong>La fecha de expedición de la titulación debe ser dentro de los 3 años anteriores a la fecha estimada de inicio del contrato</strong></em>)</p><p style="text-align:left;"> </p><p style="text-align:left;"> <strong>Salario: </strong>se indicará un salario mínimo brutos/mes en 12 pagas que será de 1.723,82€ para las ofertas de grupos de cotización 5 a 9 (grupo profesional M1), y 2.180,76€ para los grupos de cotización 1 a 4 (grupos profesionales M2 y M3).</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>Jornada:</strong> A tiempo completo de Lunes a Viernes</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>Duración del contrato:</strong> 1 año</p><p style="text-align:left;"> </p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>Horario: </strong>De 08:00 a 15:30</p><p style="text-align:left;"> </p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>Fecha estimada de inicio:</strong> 01/06/2023</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>Requisitos de los candidatos/as: </strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"> </p><ul><li style="text-align:left;">Los candidatos deberán ser desempleados e inscritos como demandantes de empleo, y tener entre 16 y 29 años a la fecha de inicio de los contratos</li><li style="text-align:left;">Edad: menor de 30 años y mayor de 16 años a fecha de inicio del contrato</li><li style="text-align:left;">No podrá haber sido contratado/a en prácticas previamente, por la misma titulación ya que el contrato es de formación</li></ul><p><strong>Méritos:</strong><br>Titulación complementaria de igual categoría y/o superior (máxima 7,5 puntos)<br>Cursos complementarios siempre que tengan una duración superior a 15 horas y cuyo contenido esté relacionado con el objeto del contrato ofertado (máximo 10 puntos):<br>- De 15 a 30 horas: 2,5 puntos.<br>- De 31 a 60 horas: 5 puntos.<br>- De 61 a 100 horas: 7,5 puntos.<br>- Más de 100 horas: 10 puntos.<br>Idiomas relevantes para el puesto de trabajo (máxima 7,5 puntos)<br>Otros méritos aportados (máximo 10 puntos):<br>- Becas o conjunto de becas disfrutadas relacionadas con el contrato ofertado (máxima 2,5 puntos)<br>- Experiencia relacionada con el objeto del contrato ofertado (máximo 7,5 puntos)<br></p><div class="moz-forward-container"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Tramite de solicitudes y</strong><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong> currículums</strong></span><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> en la Oficina del Inem de la Avda. Los Castros</strong></div><p><strong>Presentación de solicitudes del 26/04/2023 al 04/05/2023</strong><br></p><div class="moz-forward-container"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><img src="/en-us/PublishingImages/Lists/JobVacancies/AllItems/CABECERA%20NEXT%20GENERATION.png" alt="CABECERA NEXT GENERATION.png" style="margin:5px;" /><br></strong> </div>2023-04-25T22:00:00Z2023-05-04T10:00:00Z
POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITION OFFER RESEARCHER POSITION OFFER<p>​<strong>DESCRIPTION</strong><br>The Institute of Physics of Cantabria, joint research center of CSIC and the University of Cantabria, opens a Post-Doctoral position to work in the High Performance Computing Physics group.</p><p><br>The starting of the contract is foreseen by early fall 2022. The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of one-year extension subject to satisfactory performance. We are flexible to accommodate an earlier start date as well.</p><p><br>The research interests of the group include various aspects of computational physics investigated through the prism of lattice gauge theories (LGT), as well as the interface of LGT with High Performance Computing.</p><p><br>As an appointed postdoctoral researcher you are expected to contribute to the ongoing projects of the High Performance Computational Physics, manage your own research, adapt existing and develop new research methodologies, and disseminate results at specialized workshops and conferences.</p><p><br>Candidates must have a PhD in theoretical physics, computer science or related fields at the time of the appointment and ideally should have experience in numerical simulations of quantum field theories or statistical systems. Previous experience with Lattice QCD codes and programming will be highly valuable.</p><p><br><strong>Our offer:</strong><br>• Expand the horizons of your career working in a highly reputed collaboration, working in challenging projects in HEP, with a strong emphasis in simulations.<br>• Close collaboration with the ETHZ group of High Performance Computational Physics is foreseen in the framework of the joint project: Efficient QCD+QED Simulations with openQ*D software in collaboration with researchers from ETHZ, University of Southern Denmark, Jagiellonian University, and University of Lisbon.<br>• Opportunity to work in the framework of the RC* Collaboration to simulate QCD+QED.<br>• A competitive salary on the scale of the EU funded post-doctoral contracts.</p><p><br>Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, and the names of 2 <br>persons to act as references to: <strong>Dr Isabel Campos Plasencia (</strong></p><p><strong>Deadline: 30th of March 2022</strong><br></p>2022-01-31T23:00:00Z2022-03-30T10:00:00Z
PHD. POSITION OFFER to work in High Energy Physics Lattice QCD simulations POSITION OFFER to work in High Energy Physics Lattice QCD simulations<p>​<strong>DESCRIPTION</strong><br>The Institute of Physics of Cantabria, joint research center of CSIC and the University of Cantabria, opens a PhD. position to work in High Energy Physics Lattice QCD simulations, leading to a Doctoral degree in Physics.</p><p><br>The starting of the contract is foreseen by early fall of 2022. We are flexible to accommodate an earlier start date as well. The duration of the contract is 3 years, with possibility for a 4th year extension if needed to finalize the PhD.</p><p><br>Candidates must hold a Master in Physics or Mathematics at the time of starting the appointment. </p><p><br><strong>Our offer:</strong><br>• Start your scientific career in the environment of a highly reputed collaboration working in challenging problems of High Energy Physics.<br>• Enjoy the full experience of a European Doctorate, including plenty of networking opportunities at the collaboration institutions, including a secondment at the Humboldt University in Berlin at the Physics department in the framework of the RC* Collaboration to investigate QCD+QED.<br>• Learn how to apply the most up-to-date techniques and tools in computing and data analysis to scientific problems in HEP.<br>• Learn how to use the most modern computing facilities in Europe and the world in the framework of international collaborations.<br>• A competitive salary on the scale of EU PhD. funded contracts.</p><p><br>Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, and statement with the academic degrees to: <strong>Dr Isabel Campos Plasencia (</strong></p><p><br><strong>Deadline: 30th of March 2022</strong><br></p>2022-01-31T23:00:00Z2022-03-30T10:00:00Z

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