04/02/2020

2020DILEUA6 RESEARCHER ERC-PROTEUS-UAB

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Philosophy
    Physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Established Researcher (R3)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    20/07/2020 23:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Cerdanyola del Valles - Barcelona
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,5
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    758145

The Department of Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona is seeking to appoint a postdoc in Philosophy of Physics for a fixed-term period of 24 months. The position is to support the research project PROTEUS - Paradoxes and Metaphors of Time in Early Universe(s), which is funded by the European Research Council and led by Dr Silvia De Bianchi.

The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary research team. S/he is expected to both perform research independently and coordinate her work with other team members and other project partners, including members of the Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE) at the UAB. S/he is also expected to spend up to six weeks per year at the Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Golm) and take part in collaborative research activities between Dr De Bianchi’s and Dr Oriti’s groups in Munich (LMU). There are no teaching obligations, but the candidate is expected to take part in the seminars organized by the research team.

The successful candidate is expected to work on specific research questions that identify the reasons why in Western culture conceptual problems and/or paradoxes arise in representing a beginning of the universe and the emergence of time in cosmology and quantum gravity. S/he is expected to work on the foundations of quantum gravity. In particular s/he is expected to work on the conceptual issues related to the possibility of a notion of time that precedes space; to identify features of time in relationship to the cosmic evolution and thermodynamics.

 

Job position Researcher in Philosophy of Physics

Job position requirements (skills/languages/required experience)

•REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL

Philosophy: PhD or equivalent

Physics: PhD or equivalent

•REQUIRED LANGUAGES

ENGLISH: Excellent

SPANISH: Basic (desirable)

Skills/Qualifications

Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy and/or Physics. Knowledge of mathematical methods at least at Master level is mandatory together with knowledge of GR and QFT.

Fluency in English is required.

LateX, Microsoft Office.

Specific Requirements

Knowledge of analysis and topology, history of mathematics and/or physics represent a plus.

Experience in handling databases.

Basic knowledge of Python is desirable.

 Benefits: We offer: 2 years contract. Access to UAB infrastructures. A stimulating, international research environment and the opportunity to interact with several highly collaborative investigators. No teaching obligations. Gross salary:32.640€ per year. Additional funding for travel expenses will be provided to the successful candidate.

Benefits

We offer: 2 years contract. Access to UAB infrastructures. A stimulating, international research environment and the opportunity to interact with several highly collaborative investigators. No teaching obligations. Gross salary:32.640€ per year. Additional funding for travel expenses will be provided to the successful candidate.

Eligibility criteria

- Academic record (30)

- Relevant research experience (40)

- Sample of written work (10)

- Interview (10)

- Motivation (10)

Selection process

 

Two steps:

IT IS NECESSARY TO DO BOTH STEPS FOR THE APPLICATION TO BE VALID.

Candidates are asked to send their application material to Dr Silvia De Bianchi silvia.debianchi@uab.cat. Please write ‘Postdoc in Philosophy of Physics: ERC’ in the subject line.

A CV and a motivation letter MUST be included and submitted together with the sample of written work (max. 8000 words).

Candidates are asked to contact the referees and send two letters of recommendation to silvia.debianchi@uab.cat before the deadline.

A shortlist will be established, and interviews (in person, by phone or skype) will take place in June 2020.

The final decision will be made by July 30, 2020.

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Philosophy
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Philosophy: PhD or equivalent
    Physics: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    SPANISH: Basic
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy and/or Physics. Knowledge of mathematical methods at least at Master level is mandatory together with knowledge of GR and QFT.

Fluency in English is required.

LateX, Microsoft Office.

Specific Requirements

Knowledge of analysis and topology, history of mathematics and/or physics represent a plus.

Experience in handling databases.

Basic knowledge of Python is desirable.

 

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Spain
Cerdanyola del Valles - Barcelona
08193
Campus Bellaterra - Edifici Rectorat

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