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Postdoc sur le projet « Paradoxes and Metaphors of Time in Early Universe(s) » (Barcelone; deadline : 1er mai 2020)

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 (GA 758145) – 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 take part in collaborative research activities with Daniele Oriti’s group in Munich (LMU). There are no teaching obligations, but the candidate is expected to take part in the seminars organized by the research team at the UAB and abroad.

The successful candidate is expected to work on specific research questions on the foundations of quantum gravity. In particular s/he is expected to work on the conceptual issues related to the emergence of spacetime; to identify features of time in relationship to the cosmic evolution and thermodynamics.

The application procedure is considered valid only if both steps are completed by May 1, 2020:

STEP 1) send application material to Dr Silvia De Bianchi (
Please write ‘Postdoc in Philosophy of Physics: ERC’ in the subject line. Application material: 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 their referees and send two letters of recommendation to before the deadline.

STEP 2) Register and enter details at
Job reference: 2019DILEUA6
You must upload the application material as well as the PhD certificate (.pdf)

Information about the project and the research team can be found
For more information about the job, please contact Application deadline: 01/05/2020, 11pm (Brussels time)