Submission #28

Submission information
Submitted by Anonyme (not verified)
Tue, 06/23/2015 - 08:21
Doctoral contracts
PhD Thesis
Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics
Open calls for PhD and Postdoctoral positions


The call can be found in Spanish at BOE 2015-06-12. An abstract in English follows.

Characteristics of contracts

The aim of the contracts is to develop a doctoral training project in one of the research groups of the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath). Each contract is attached to a research project, either to the Maria de Maeztu project (4 contracts), or to MTM projects of a BGSMath groups (5 contracts), or to a DPI project of a BGSMath group (1 contract).

Each contract is for at most four years and finishes upon completion of the Ph.D. thesis. The yearly gross salary is 16.422 Euros. Besides, fellows can benefit from a mobility allowance of 4.750 Euros to be enjoyed during the predoctoral training, and an additional quantity of 1500 Euros to cover the registration fees of the Ph.D. programmes.

In case the thesis is completed before the fourth year, a new one-year postdoctoral contract, with gross salary of 19.000 Euros may be issued.

Eligibility conditions

Applicants should fulfil, at the time of signature of the contract, the conditions to register in a Ph.D. programme in Mathematics either at Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona or Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. It is not required to be registered or accepted at the time of application.

The call establishes that the outcome of the selection process will be available before Dec 15th, 2015.

Typically, to register in such a programme applicants should have completed a bachelor and a master, or else having completed at least 300 ECTS of which at least 60 corresponding to a Master programme.

Candidates may confirm their eligibility by contacting the coordinators of the above mentioned programmes:

Applicants should have not enjoyed a similar contract for more than 12 months at the time of application

How to apply

Deadline: June 29, at 15:00 (Spanish time)
Documents to be prepared:
◦Copy of Passport, in case of non Spanish applicants not resident in Spain
◦CV, in Spanish or English
◦Certified academic records, in Spanish or English, of both the bachelor and master degrees, or others. These must include all grades obtained at the time of application. If issued by a non Spanish institution, the grading system should be explained. When not in Spanish or English, an official translation to Spanish or English must be provided.

Procedure to apply

1. First, the applicant should be registered at the “Registro Unificado de Solicitantes” at “Registro de Investigador”

Registro de Investigador (RUS)

Once completed, applicants will be able to enter the application website (this registration can be used in the future for other applications to MINECO).

Application website

2. Once in the application site, just follow the instructions. First, the applicant is invited to choose a research project (and only one) among the list of available projects, to be found as well in

List of available projects in all areas

Each applicant can submit only one application. The Maria de Maeztu projects are those with code


Besides, the projects with codes


are projects run by BGSMath groups.

Candidates may contact the “Investigador Principal 1” to inquire about details of the doctoral training project and the potential advisors.

Once the project is chosen, applicants are required to upload the required documents in the system.

3. Once the online application is finished and validated by the applicant, some documents will be automatically generated. The applicant must print and sign them. The signed documents must then be presented either at:
◦The MINECO registration office at calle Albacete, 5, 28027, Madrid
◦At some official registration office (this includes a Postal Office in Spain or the Spanish embassies or consulates abroad). In this case two copies of the applications must be provided, one in an open envelope to be sent to MINECO, the other copy to be stamped and kept by the applicant.

Instructions Manual

At Instructions manual you will find an extended description of the application process.


For questions related to this call, contact


2 PhD and 2 postdoc positions in Algorithms, Computational Complexity, and Mathematic Logic for the Theory of Computation, associated to the ERC Grant AUTAR, Albert Atserias (UPC).
Mon, 06/29/2015