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[CLOSED] Postdoctoral contract on Machine Learning and Obscured Active Galaxieshttps://ifca.unican.es/en-us/Lists/JobVacancies/DispForm.aspx?ID=13[CLOSED] Postdoctoral contract on Machine Learning and Obscured Active Galaxies<p style="text-align:justify;"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Postdoctoral contract on Machine Learning and Obscured Active Galaxies</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The IFCA<a href="http://www.iac.es/"><strong> </strong></a>(Santander, Spain) announces <strong>ONE post-doctoral contract </strong>to work on topics within the project "Athena, Phase A2/B/C: Scientific participation in the mission and development of the X-IFU instrument" (RTI2018-096686-B-C21) led by Dr. Silvia Mateos and Dr. Maite Ceballos.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Research topics at the IFCA include active galaxies, galactic formation and evolution, cosmology and particle physics. In 2018, the IFCA was granted by the Spanish Government the status of Maria de Maeztu Center of Excellence, a prestigious recognition which position the IFCA among the leading research institutes in Spain. Further information about the IFCA's research programmes is available at the <a href="/en-us"><strong>IFCA's web page</strong></a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Tasks:</strong> The successful candidate will pursue research in the following topics:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Exploitation of multi-wavelength surveys and catalogues to select, characterize and analyse extragalactic X-ray sources, mainly AGN, and particularly the most obscured ones.</li><li>Application of Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) techniques to multi-wavelength data from large surveys.</li><li>Evaluation and optimization of the developed methods on simulated Athena data, the upcoming ESA X-ray observatory.</li><li>Collaboration with the IFCA's outreach activities.</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Particular attention will be given to applicants with experience in the field of active galaxies and ML/DL techniques, and more specifically, those who have worked with X-ray observations and large catalogues. The IFCA is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage, in particular, applications by women and by members of minorities.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The <strong>recruitment process</strong> will proceed in two stages:</p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Candidates are asked to send their CV and the names of two people who could provide recommendation letters for them to the email address below by November 20th. After evaluation of the documentation, letters, and possible interview, all candidates will be contacted and informed of whether they have been chosen for a short list.</li><li>Candidates in the short list will be required to enrol in the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) job bank, before a formal call is released and a final formal evaluation is performed. Details about how to enrol, the documentation needed, and the formal evaluation process will be provided at the beginning of this second stage.</li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Starting date:</strong> Beginning of 2021, preferably January 2021.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Duration:</strong> Until December 2021, with the possibility of an extension for another year.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Contact: </strong>For further information about the scientific aspects of this opening, please contact Dr. Amalia Corral (corral@ifca.unican.es).<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong style="color:#ff0000;">CALL CLOSED </strong><br></p><p>​<br></p>2020-11-09T23:00:00Z2020-11-20T09:00:00Z
Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships Programme - Incoming. Call for applications 2021https://ifca.unican.es/en-us/Lists/JobVacancies/DispForm.aspx?ID=12Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships Programme - Incoming. Call for applications 2021<p style="text-align:left;">​<span style="font-family:arial;font-size:11pt;font-weight:700;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">The Instituto de Física de Cantabria (CSIC - UC) offers 10 predoctoral contracts to follow a PhD on different topics associated with its research lines, in the framework of the “Doctorate INPhDINIT”.</span></p><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="color:#000000;font-family:-webkit-standard;"><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The programme description is given here: </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><a href="https://fundacionlacaixa.org/en/educacion-becas/becas-la-caixa/doctorado-inphinit/descripcion-del-programa"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">https://fundacionlacaixa.org/en/educacion-becas/becas-la-caixa/doctorado-inphinit/descripcion-del-programa</span></a></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The full details of the IFCA offer can be found in this site:</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><a href="https://finder.lacaixafellowships.org/finder"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">https://finder.lacaixafellowships.org/finder</span></a></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">A short description of the ten projects is given below. IFCA is an equal-opportunity institution. Applications from female scientists or minorities are highly encouraged.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Advanced Hybrid semiconductor sensors for the High-Luminosity upgrade of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">CMS is a general-purpose detector for the study of high-energy proton-proton collisions located at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, in Switzerland. After the discovery of the Higgs boson in the year 2012, the CMS collaboration has developed an ambitious physics program to measure the properties of the Higgs boson while intensifying the searches for New Physics. To complete this program, the accelerator is currently being upgraded (HL-LHC) to achieve by 2027 an instantaneous luminosity a factor of five larger than the current LHC nominal value, thereby enabling the experiments to enlarge their data sample by one order of magnitude compared with the baseline programme. To cope with the new and challenging operational conditions, CMS is now preparing an ambitious program for the upgrade of the detector. The High Energy Physics group at IFCA has been deeply involved in the construction, commissioning, operation, and data analysis of this detector and is currently working on development of an upgraded Inner Tracker vertexing system and a innovative timing layer as a first step towards a true 4D tracking system.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;font-style:italic;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Contact person:</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Gervasio Gómez (</span><a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">gervasio@ifca.unican.es</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">)<br></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Advanced LIDAR systems based on Optical Frequency Combs and Chaotic Signals</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is the denomination for instruments and technologies based on the detection of laser light after some interaction with matter in free space. Lidar applications include smartphones, sensors for self-driving cars, defense, etc. We aim to investigate new approaches: optical frequency combs (OFCs) and Pulsed Chaotic Lidar (PCLIDAR) systems, for lidar systems based on semiconductor lasers (SL) for ranging and velocimetry applications.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">An OFC is an optical spectrum that consists of a series of equally spaced discrete spectral components with a high phase coherence. Dual OFCs (two combs) are used for fast and precise distance and velocity measurements. OFCs can be generated in a simple, flexible and cost-efficient way using gain-switched (GS) SL. PCLIDAR based on GS-SL emits chaos-modulated pulses and possesses unique characteristics such as anti-jamming, anti-interference, and unambiguous detection that are not available in commercial lidars.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Indium-Phosphide Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) are a cutting-edge technology to develop photonic products reducing the costs and the footprint providing portable architectures. In the project, we will design and characterize a fully functional prototype of a PIC based on dual OFCs for lidar applications.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">This project will include modelling, simulations and experimental characterization of:</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">-Single and dual OFCs based on GS-SL for ranging and velocimetry.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">-PCLIDAR based on GS-SL for ranging.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">-Model, design and experimental characterization of a PIC for ranging.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The candidate will join the Nonlinear Dynamics Group at the IFCA to do a PhD in Photonics. The group has a vast experience in both theory and experiments in the field of nonlinear and stochastic phenomena in physical systems. In the Photonics research line, the group is focused on the modelling and experimental characterization of SL subject to optical injection and optical feedback for applications in optical communication systems.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Contact person:</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Ana Quirce (</span><a href="mailto:quirce@ifca.unican.es" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">quirce@ifca.unican.es</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">)</span></p><br><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Cosmology with the SKA experiment</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">We offer a PhD project within the Instituto de Física de Cantabria (CSIC – UC) Observational Cosmology and Instrumentation Group. The project will forecast the performance of the future 21-cm observations (e.g., SKA experiment) to study fundamental aspects of our universe. In particular, in relation to its homogeneity, isotropy and non-Gaussianity, which will allow us to have a better knowledge of the physics behind the cosmic inflation. This is particularly relevant, in the light of the anomalies revealed by the analysis of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) data (e.g., ESA Planck). These anomalies imply small departures from the predictions made by the standard cosmological model. In this sense, new cosmological probes are needed and, among them, 21-cm is an ideal counterpart.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">A key step to obtain such information from these radio observations is to develop high-precision component separation methodologies that could separate the cosmological signal at different redshift intervals, and from astrophysical contaminants. Although the activities will focus in the context of the SKA experiment, the tools could also be applied to some pathfinder experiments like the EMU/ASKAP.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">These two aspects (probing the standard cosmological model and the component separation) are top-priority research lines of the hosting group. The group is worldwide acknowledged for providing outstanding contributions in cosmology and, in particular, in the framework of the CMB data analysis. It had top responsibilities within the ESA Planck collaboration, leading scientific groups to probe the Isotropy and the statistical properties of the primordial signal, and to study its interplay with the large-scale structure (LSS). Besides, the group was responsible for providing official mission products, such as the CMB anisotropies map, and the catalogue of point sources.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The group participates in international LSS (SKA, JPAS or Euclid) and CMB (LiteBIRD or QUIJOTE) collaborations.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Contact person:</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Patricio Vielva (</span><a href="mailto:vielva@ifca.unican.es" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">vielva@ifca.unican.es</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">)</span></p><br><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Deep learning models in climate downscaling</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">We offer a PhD project within the Instituto de Física de Cantabria (CSIC – UC) Meteorology and Machine Learning Group</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> Deep learning techniques (in particular convolutional neural networks, CNNs) have recently emerged as a promising tool in meteorology and climate sciences due to their ability to learn spatial features from huge spatiotemporal datasets. There are some recent studies illustrating the potential application of these techniques for downscaling climate information from climate model simulations (e.g. those produced to generate future climate projections under different scenarios, used widely in the IPCC assessment reports). Downscaling methods provide further resolution details by using high-resolution observational datasets to “calibrate” the model data. Most of the standard statistical downscaling methods are applied over small regions and do not provide continental-wide information useful for intercomparison studies, such as those undertaken in the CORDEX initiative (coordinated regional climate downscaling experiment).   </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> The project will work on the application of deep learning techniques for continental-wide climate downscaling using the experimental framework defined in the CORDEX initiative, so the results could be compared with other techniques and approaches (dynamical downscaling using RCMs) and could also be used by the research community analyzing impacts of climate change in different sectors (agriculture, hydrology, etc.). A particular aspect of interest will be the multivariate consistency of the results, both in terms of spatial aspects and multiple variables.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The group participates in international collaborations, such as CORDEX, and the project is expected to contribute to those initiatives by promoting international collaboration on the topic of statistical downscaling and machine learning and more widely in related topics.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Contact person:</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Jose Manuel Gutérrez (</span><a href="mailto:gutierrezjm@ifca.unican.es" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">gutierrezjm@ifca.unican.es</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">)</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Extreme sensitive detectors for Dark Matter searches and quantum imaging</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">There is overwhelming astrophysical and cosmological evidence for Dark Matter (DM) as a major constituent of the universe. Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain DM including the existence of new particles beyond the Standard Model (SM) particles. These new particles could be discovered by their interaction with SM particles in direct searches experiments.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">A compelling explanation is that DM is composed of a new class of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). Much effort has been devoted to the search of heavy WIMPs, and strong limits to their existence have been already placed. The attention is now turned to the very low mass region (<<1 GeV) and new experiments are exploring this rather unknown region. The DAMIC (Dark Matter in CCDs) experiment uses as detector fully-depleted skipper CCDs. The innovative use of this technology for DM searches makes the experiment extremely competitive for the discovery of low mass WIMP particles and particles arising from the hidden sector.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The project aims to the application and optimization of the skipper CCD sensing technology able to provide the best signal sensitivity with a detection accuracy well below the tenth of the charge of an electron. Thanks to the technology’s impressive sensitivity, the skipper CCD could image objects one photon at a time, increasing the clarity of the signal in quantum imaging experiments. This imaging sensor will allow for an unpreceded imaging of photon experiments.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Contact person:</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Rocío Vilar (</span><a href="mailto:vilar@ifca.unican.es" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">vilar@ifca.unican.es</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">)</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Optical frequency combs for microwave and Terahertz applications</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">THz frequency sources are receiving a lot of attention for their medical, environmental and security applications. Optical frequency combs (OFCs) are ideal candidates for THz applications because they usually require coherent, tunable and compact continuous-wave THz sources.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">An OFC is an optical beam that consists of a series of equally spaced discrete spectral components with a high degree of coherence. OFCs can be generated in a simple, flexible and cost-efficient way using gain-switched (GS) semiconductor lasers (SL). Potential applications require very compact laser sources to be practical and marketable, and here SL such as Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) and Indium-Phosphide (InP) Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) play an important role.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">This project aims to study the OFCs generated using VCSELs and PICs for sub-THz, THz, and microwave photonics applications. VCSELs are ideal sources for THz and microwave photonics. PICs are a cutting-edge technology that offer enormous perspectives for the development of photonic products reducing the costs and the footprint providing portable architectures.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">This project will explore both technologies and it will include:</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">-Theoretical and experimental analysis of GS-VCSELs for OFC generation.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">-Design, modelling, simulation and experimental characterization of the different SL designed in a photonic integrated circuit for the generation of OFCs under GS.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">-Performance evaluation of the OFCs generated in VCSELs and PICs for sub-THz, THz and microwave photonics applications.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The candidate will join the Nonlinear Dynamics Group at the IFCA to do a PhD in Photonics. The group has a vast experience in both theory and experiments in the field of nonlinear and stochastic phenomena in physical systems. In the Photonics research line, the group is focused on the modelling and experimental characterization of VCSELs subject to optical injection and optical feedback for applications in optical communication systems.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Contact person:</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Ana Quirce (</span><a href="mailto:quirce@ifca.unican.es" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">quirce@ifca.unican.es</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">)</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Physics exploitation of high-energy proton-proton collision data recorded with the CMS experiment </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">CMS is one of the general-purpose detectors installed at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) located in Switzerland. Since 2010 the CMS detector has been recording proton-proton collisions, searching for the Higgs boson and for evidences of New Physics. After the discovery of the Higgs boson in the year 2012, the CMS collaboration has developed an ambitious physics program to measure the properties of the Higgs boson while intensifying the searches for New Physics. In a few years, the accelerator will be upgraded (HL-LHC) to achieve instantaneous luminosities a factor of five larger than the current LHC nominal value, thereby enabling the experiments to enlarge their data sample by one order of magnitude compared with the baseline programme. To cope with the new and challenging operational conditions, CMS is now preparing a program to upgrade the detector. The High Energy Physics group at IFCA has been deeply involved in the construction, commissioning, operation, and data analysis of this detector and continues working on data analysis and in the preparation of the upgrade.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">This project intends to use the existing CMS data, at 13 TeV center-of-mass energy, to perform high precision measurements of the Higgs boson. Inclusive and differential cross sections will be measured with high statistics data samples to confirm the Standard Model (SM) nature of the Higgs. The Higgs boson could also be used as a portal to search for new physics beyond the SM. Specific analyses will be done focused of beyond SM searches directed to a possible discovery of both dark matter candidate particles and supersymmetric particles. In this context, difficult and unexplored New Physics signatures such as those left by long-lived particles will be addressed. Also in preparation for the HL-LHC conditions new analysis techniques based on state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence algorithms will be implemented to increase the sensitivity of the analyses.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Contact person:</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Alicia Calderón (</span><a href="mailto:calderon@ifca.unican.es" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">calderon@ifca.unican.es</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">)</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Qualitative software engineering and computational techniques for reproducible research</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">We offer a PhD project within the Instituto de Física de Cantabria (CSIC – UC) Advanced Computing and e-Science group.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The advent and adoption of the Open Science paradigm in research environments offers a unique opportunity to set the path for accelerating innovation based on the effective sharing and reproducibility of the prospective scientific knowledge. The increasing dependence on computational capacities to run highly complex mathematical models, which process and analyze large amounts of data, brings the software to the forefront of the research objects resultant from this type of scientific studies. The present situation evidences a gradual adoption, and thus development, of research software by a growing number of scientific disciplines.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The pivotal role of the software in the reproducibility of scientific outcomes has been already acknowledged by the research stakeholders. Hence, the availability of the software and research data used throughout a given study or experiment is already a common requirement for a journal publication to be accepted. However, these requirements usually boil down to the unique identification of those research objects, but they are not accompanied by a qualitative assessment that guarantees both the logical integrity and reusability of the source code.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Logical integrity refers to the fact of proving that the associated source code contains the logic that effectively conducted the research towards the conclusions being claimed in the publication. The evaluation of the logical integrity should consider the process that drives the scientific study from the theory to the final outcome, diving in the challenges that arise from the so-called "theory-software translation". On the other hand, reusability is a major enabler of reproducibility and a key actor in the acceleration of innovation, tightly related to the software quality characteristics that are commonly found in the software engineering standards and literature.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Contact person:</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Pablo Orviz (</span><a href="mailto:orviz@ifca.unican.es" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">orviz@ifca.unican.es</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">)</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Searching for Dark Matter with Gravitational Telescopes</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The nature of dark matter is one of the biggest mysteries of modern Cosmology. Astrophysical data has provided the strongest evidence for the existence of dark matter, but very little is known about its true nature. Dark matter could be composed as ultra light particles with masses as small as 10^-22 eV or primordial black holes with masses as high as 50 solar masses. In between these two extremes, dark matter could take multiple forms. This project will prove the two extreme ranges of ultra-light dark matter and massive primordial black holes using gravitational lensing. This technique can map the distribution of dark matter on small cosmological scales and provide the best constraints on the abundance of dark matter at these mass regimes.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The student will learn about dark matter, Cosmology, gravitational lensing, and acquire high-level programming skills.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Contact person:</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">José María Diego (</span><a href="mailto:jdiego@ifca.unican.es" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">jdiego@ifca.unican.es</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">)</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><br></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Unveiling the microwave sky with advanced data analysis techniques</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">We offer a PhD project within the Instituto de Física de Cantabria (CSIC – UC) Observational Cosmology and Instrumentation Group. The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) is a very weak radiation that reaches us from all directions of the sky. It originated shortly after the Big Bang and constitutes the oldest radiation that we can observe in the Universe, providing very valuable information about the early universe and how it evolved. CMB radiation is also polarized. In particular, if we were able to detect the so-called B-mode of polarization, this would imply the existence of a Primordial Background of Gravitational Waves, as predicted in inflation. This would constitute a very solid proof of this theory as well as a major discovery in Physics.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> At present, there is a large effort dedicated to the search of the B-mode of polarization. However, CMB data contain also a number of astrophysical signals and instrumental noise, that are mixed with the signal of interest and that must be separated from the CMB before deriving any meaningful cosmological conclusion. Therefore, a key point to analyze the CMB data is to develop specific methodology that allows one to separate and reconstruct all these different components. We propose to develop advanced techniques for the analysis of CMB data and, in particular, for the component separation problem. For these tasks, the use of machine learning will be considered, an approach that has shown to be very successful in different applications but have just started to be introduced in Cosmology.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The group is worldwide acknowledged for its outstanding contributions in cosmology, especially within CMB data analysis, including top responsibilities in the ESA Planck Collaboration, such as providing one of the official CMB anisotropies map, both in temperature and polarization. The group participates in international CMB experiments, such as the Japanese LiteBIRD mission or the QUIJOTE collaboration.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Contact person:</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Rita Belén Barreiro (</span><a href="mailto:barreiro@ifca.unican.es" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">barreiro@ifca.unican.es</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">)</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><br><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"></span></p></span></div><p><br></p>2020-11-11T23:00:00Z2021-11-12T19:00:00Z
Doctoral FPU Fellowships Programme. Call for applications 2021https://ifca.unican.es/en-us/Lists/JobVacancies/DispForm.aspx?ID=11Doctoral FPU Fellowships Programme. Call for applications 2021<p><span style="color:#000000;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> The Instituto de Física de Cantabria (CSIC - UC) informs that, within the </span><span style="color:#000000;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;font-style:italic;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de innovación 2017-2020</span><span style="color:#000000;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> it has been open a call for predoctoral contracts to follow a PhD.</span></p><span style="color:#000000;font-family:-webkit-standard;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">We welcome candidates interested in following a PhD in any of the research lines of the institute. Do not hesitate to contact us. You can find full information about the call here:</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><a href="https://www.ciencia.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.dbc68b34d11ccbd5d52ffeb801432ea0/?vgnextoid=0841531ede395710VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#0563c1;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">https://www.ciencia.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.dbc68b34d11ccbd5d52ffeb801432ea0/?vgnextoid=0841531ede395710VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD</span></a></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Application call is open from 16th November to 11th December 2020 (14.00 CET). IFCA is an equal-opportunity institution. Applications from female scientists or minorities are highly encouraged.</span></p></span><br>2020-11-15T23:00:00Z2020-12-11T19:00:00Z
[IFCA MdM Call]: PhD Position in Cosmology - Hidden Nature/Constituents of the Universehttps://ifca.unican.es/en-us/Lists/JobVacancies/DispForm.aspx?ID=10[IFCA MdM Call]: PhD Position in Cosmology - Hidden Nature/Constituents of the Universe<p><strong>​Referencia:</strong> MDM-2017-0765-20-2: Hidden Nature/Constituents of the Universe</p><p><strong>Centro: </strong> IFCA</p><p><strong>Tipo:  </strong>Predoctoral</p><p><strong>Descripción:  </strong>The Instituto de Física de Cantabria offers a 4-year PhD grant, associated with the María de Maeztu, to work on dark matter research using astrophysical probes. In particular, the student will work on a new area exploiting the possibilities of fast radio bursts as probes of primordial black holes, a leading candidate for dark matter. The student will create state of the art numerical simulations of interference of fast radio bursts that intersect dark matter along the line of sight. This is a new technique to study dark matter that has not been studied in detail, but that will become a powerful dark matter probe in the next years, with the arrival of new data on the still intriguing fast radio bursts. A strong background on programming is highly desirable, but not required.</p><p>Applications must be submitted online at the URL of the Ministry of Science and Innovation </p><p><a href="https://www.ciencia.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.dbc68b34d11ccbd5d52ffeb801432ea0/?vgnextoid=490233572bed4710VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD&vgnextchannel=115222e988f75610VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD" target="_blank">https://www.ciencia.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.dbc68b34d11ccbd5d...</a></p><p>Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the principal investigator, Jose M. Diego at <span role="link"><a href="mailto:jdiego@ifca.unican.es" target="_blank">jdiego@ifca.unican.es</a></span>, to enquire about details of this grant, providing the following information:</p><p>    - Curriculum vitae.</p><p>    - Statement of research interests.</p><p>    - Copies of university grades, certificates and/or diplomas.</p><br><p><br><span style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;"></span></p>2020-10-12T22:00:00Z2020-10-27T11:00:00Z
[IFCA MdM Call]: "La Caixa" Fellowship Programme INPHINIT 2020 https://ifca.unican.es/en-us/Lists/JobVacancies/DispForm.aspx?ID=9[IFCA MdM Call]: "La Caixa" Fellowship Programme INPHINIT 2020 <p>​"<font face="Trebuchet MS, Palatino, Palatino Linotype, Times, Times New Roman, serif" style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">La Caixa" Fellowship Programme <span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;font-size:12.8px;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;">INPhINIT </span></span></font><span style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">provides the possibility of </span></span><span style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">developing top-class research studies in Centres of Excellence in Spain </span></span><span style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">and Portugal, being IFCA, as </span></span><span style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">a Unit of Excellence "Maria de Maeztu" one of the centres that could </span></span><span style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">host such grants. The programme is open to young researchers of any </span></span><span style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">nationality. The application deadline for the call is 4th February 2020.</span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">IFCA has a large and well-known experience in the formation of </span></span><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">early-stage researchers, and, in this call, it offers the ten following</span></span><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;"> </span></span><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">PhD projects:</span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;"></span></span><br></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">==> "Search for Dark Matter: From the microelectronvolt to solar masses".</span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">contact: José M. Diego (<span class="Object" role="link" style="color:#336699;cursor:pointer;">jdiego@ifca.unican.es</span>)</span></span><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;"></span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">==> "FPGA-accelerated deep learning"</span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">contact: Álvaro López García (<span class="Object" role="link" style="color:#336699;cursor:pointer;">aloga@ifca.unican.es</span>)</span></span><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;"></span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">==> "Deep Learning assistant for brain disease diagnosis"</span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">contact: Lara LLoret Iglesias (<span class="Object" role="link" style="color:#336699;cursor:pointer;">lloret@ifca.unican.es</span>)</span></span><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;"></span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">==> "Enhancing cyber-security through deep learning techniques"</span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">contact: Álvaro López García (<span class="Object" role="link" style="color:#336699;cursor:pointer;">aloga@ifca.unican.es</span>)</span></span><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;"></span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">==> "Cosmology with the SKA experiment"</span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">contact: Patricio Vielva (<span class="Object" role="link" style="color:#336699;cursor:pointer;">vielva@ifca.unican.es</span>)</span></span><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;"></span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">==> "Physics exploitation of high-energy proton-proton collision data </span></span><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">recorded with the CMS experiment"</span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">contact: Pablo Martínez del Árbol (<span class="Object" role="link" style="color:#336699;cursor:pointer;">parbol@ifca.unican.es</span>)</span></span><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;"></span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">==> "Advanced Hybrid semiconductor sensors for the High-Luminosity </span></span><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">upgrade of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment"</span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">contact: Iván Vila (<span class="Object" role="link" style="color:#336699;cursor:pointer;">vila@ifca.unican.es</span>)</span></span><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;"></span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">==> "Extreme sensitive detectors for Dark Matter searches and quantum </span></span><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">imaging"</span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">contact: Rocío Vilar (<span class="Object" role="link" style="color:#336699;cursor:pointer;">vilar@ifca.unican.es</span>)</span></span><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;"></span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">==> "Advanced LIDAR systems based on Optical Frequency Combs and Chaotic </span></span><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">Signals"</span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">contact: Ana Quirce (<span class="Object" role="link" style="color:#336699;cursor:pointer;">aquirce@b-phot.org</span>)</span></span><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;"></span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">==> "Optical frequency combs for microwave and Terahertz applications"</span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">contact: Ana Quirce (<span class="Object" role="link" style="color:#336699;cursor:pointer;">aquirce@b-phot.org</span>)</span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><br></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">* More information on the IFCA research lines <span class="ms-rteForeColor-2">ca</span><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2">n be found here:</span>  </span></span><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;"><a href="/en-us">https://ifca.unican.es/en-us</a></span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">* More information on the "La Caixa" INPhINIT Programme <span class="ms-rteForeColor-2" style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;">ca</span><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2" style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;">n be found here: <a href="https://obrasociallacaixa.org/en/investigacion-y-becas/becas-de-la-caixa/doctorado-inphinit/descripcion-del-programa">https://obrasociallacaixa.org/en/investigacion-y-becas/becas-de-la-caixa/doctorado-inphinit/descripcion-del-programa</a></span></span></span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:16px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;"><span style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12.8px;">* Web page of the submission on applications <span class="ms-rteForeColor-2" style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;">ca</span><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2" style="font-family:"trebuchet ms", palatino, "palatino linotype", times, "times new roman", serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;">n be found here: <a href="https://www.lacaixafellowships.org/index.aspx">https://www.lacaixafellowships.org/index.aspx</a></span></span></span></p><p><br></p>2019-11-26T23:00:00Z2020-02-04T08:00:00Z

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