The Institute for Fundamental Physics of the Universe (IFPU,, Trieste, Italy, invites applications for several postdoctoral research positions to start in the Fall of 2020. Available positions include:

- Three positions - for two years, with a possible extension to a third year - for theoretical and phenomenological research in the areas supported by the Institute: astroparticle physics, astrophysical probes of fundamental interactions, early Universe, gravitational wave astrophysics, structures in the Universe, theory and phenomenology of gravity;

- One additional position - for two years - in the area of gravitation theory gr-qc, with focus on phenomenological aspects of black holes beyond general relativity;

- Two additional positions - for two years - in the area of dark matter phenomenology and theory.

IFPU is a newly born institute, having started its activities in the academic year 2018-2019. It is a joint initiative of International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA, and, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF; Observatory of Trieste) and the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN; Trieste Section). The Institute aims at hosting and promoting a vigorous and innovative multi-disciplinary research program focused on investigating the fundamental laws of Nature under a Cosmological and Astrophysical perspective. Postdocs at IFPU work in close connections with staff members from the supporting institutions - about 30 researches in total - and also benefit from the extended visitor and research programs the Institute is hosting.

Applications, via Academic Jobs Online (, should include curriculum vitae, research statement, publication list and three reference letters.

Review of applications will begin on December 12, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled.