Doing a Postdoc in Barcelona
Spending one or more postdoctoral years in Barcelona gives you the oportunity to work with leading researchers in their respective fields.
The first step is to contact the research group or particular researcher you would like to work with. You may choose within the many BGSMath research groups in the different areas or directly among the BGSMath faculty. If you need help or have questions please contact our One-Stop Office so we can forward your needs appropiately.
If you do not need funding for your postdoctoral stay, you may arrange your postdoc directly with the research group. We then encourage you to register with us and become part of the BGSMath comunity, so you can participate in the events we organize and be informed of what is going on in the mathematical comunity of Barcelona.
If you are interested in funding you have several possibilities:
The BGSMath has a regular call every year for several Postdoctoral fellowships, and occasionaly an extraordinary one, within the framework of the Maria de Maeztu Excellence Program and other funding sources.
Selected Postdoctoral Fellows will be funded by BGSMath for at least two years, and they will join one of the BGSMath research groups at their respective university or center.
You may check here for currently open calls.
The main funding oportunities for postdoctoral research stays, outside of the BGSMath funding scheme are the following:
- Juan de la Cierva contracts. Issued by the Ministerio de Economía y Competividad. Aimed at young Ph.D.’s with few or none postdoctoral experience.
- BP-DGR (Beautriu de Pinós Grants). Issued by the Generalitat de Catalunya. Aimed at doctors with at least two years of postdoctoral experience outside of Spain.
- PDJ (Personal doctor junior). Issued by the Generalitat de Catalunya and attached to a depratment or research group in a catalan university.
- Postdoctoral Oportunities at CRM. Issued by the CRM, to work within one of the research groups at CRM.
- Marie Slodowska-Curie Actions. Issued by the European Union to be hosted in a university or research center. The BGSMath units have experience in hosting Marie Curie scholars. You may contact the One-Stop Office for further information and guidance.