The Relativistic Astrophysics Group at the University of Valencia (Spain) invites applications for a four-year PhD fellowship in the field of gravitational-wave astronomy. The fellowship is funded by the R&D project “Computational Relativistic Astrophysics” (PGC2018-095984-B-I00) supported by the Spanish R+D+i Plan under the program "Ayudas para contratos predoctorales para la formación de doctores 2019”. The Valencia group is one of the largest groups in Spain working on relativistic astrophysics, has strong connections with a number of gravity groups worldwide, and is part of the Virgo Collaboration.
The successful applicant will carry out research in topics such as the modelling of gravitational-wave
sources through numerical-relativity techniques (compact binaries, core-collapse supernovae, exotic compact objects), data analysis, and parameter estimation.
Candidate requirements and documentation:
Applicants must be enrolled or admitted to a doctoral program for the 2019/2020 academic year at the
time the application is submitted or will be at the time of the signature of the contract (around May 2020,
Applications can be submitted from October 17 to November 7, 2019. They have to be submitted online at the website of the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades:
Electronic signature of the application is mandatory for applicants residing in Spain.
The following documents must be included in the online application:
a) Copy of passport (only for non-Spanish citizens not living in Spain)
b) Curriculum Vitae (either in Spanish or English)
c) Academic degree certificate. It must list the qualifications obtained and the corresponding dates for
For certificates issued by foreign centers, it must also be stated which are the maximum and minimum qualifications within the corresponding evaluation system and what is the minimum qualification to pass.
If the academic certification is issued in a language other than Spanish or English, it must be accompanied by the corresponding official translation into one of these two languages.
d) Statement that no predoctoral training has been initiated with other grants from previous calls of the
Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades and of not being in possession of a PhD degree, issued
by any Spanish or foreign university.
e) Statement that the applicant has not been contracted as a PhD student for more than twelve months
prior to the submission of the application.
For further information, please contact Prof. José Antonio Font