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WORKING at the COALESCE Lab

Apart from the positions we offer from time to time, we would be happy to discuss supporting you with applying for a pre- or postdoctoral grant if you work in closely related areas of research. Please contact me if you wish to apply to any of these or other grants to join the lab:

In Spain, aspiring PhD students of any nationality can apply for:

  • the Spanish FPU doctoral grant. This program has yearly calls.

  • the Catalan FI doctoral grant. This program has yearly calls.

  • other grants such as the La Caixa INPhINIT program.

  • PhD students from other countries sometimes apply for funding in their country of origin to do a PhD at a foreign university.

Aspiring postdocs of any nationality can apply for:

  • the national Juan de la Cierva grant, for applicants who have obtained their PhD up to 2 years ago. This program has yearly calls.

  • the national Ramón y Cajal grant (5 years duration) for applicants who have obtained their PhD 2 to 11 years ago. This program has yearly calls.

  • the Margarita Salas fellowships of 2-3 years (for recently graduated PhD students, application via the university, UAB)

  • the María Zambrano fellowships (for international fellows with at least 2 years postdoctoral experience in a different university than where they graduated; application via the university, UAB),

  • the Beatriu de Galindo fellowships.

  • On the European level, check out the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. These are highly competitive.

Researchers of any nationality with highly competitive trajectories can apply for

We're Hiring AGAIN! (CallS now closed)

June 29th, 2022: We have two open positions at the COALESCE Lab:

  1. Research technician (técnico superior the recerca; MSc) in agent-based modeling on society-wide networks, full-time (35 h/week) for 3,5 months, starting on September 1st, 2022. No proficiency in Spanish or Catalan is needed, just English. See for all the details (in Catalan and in English), the job announcement on the university's site (identifier 2022PILEUA105). Applications can only be submitted via the university site https://seleccio.uab.cat, and are due by July 13th, 2022. [To calculate the monthly salary, simply divide the yearly salary that is given in the details by 12].

  2. Research assistant (técnico/a superior de recerca; BSc/BA or MSc/MA) for support to the COALESCE Lab and the different projects we conduct (14 h/week), starting on September 1st, 2022. For this job, it is important that you either speak Catalan or Spanish fluently (both are a plus, but it is certainly not required to speak both) and that you speak English (this is required). The work must be conducted on site (no teleworking). The job is first offered until the 31st of May, but may be extended for a longer period of time. The tasks are both administrative/logistic (research management) and support with research tasks. See, for all the details, the job announcement on the university's site (identifier 2022PILEUA104). The first phrase of the section "Objecte" has been corrected here: https://tauler.seu.cat/pagDetall.do?idEdicte=369383&idens=11. Applications are due by July 13th, 2022 via the university site: https://seleccio.uab.cat

A guide for application about the university's recruitment system is available here: https://www.uab.cat/doc/Applications (click on “EN” in the upper right corner of the document to find the instructions in English). If you have any questions about the call, please feel free to contact me by e-mail (see the menu option "Contact").

We're looking forward to receiving your application!

We're hiring! (Call now closed)

June 7th, 2022: Four research assistants (10h/week), from September 1st to December 15th, for qualitative interviews in the international research project "Inclusivity norms to counter polarization in European societies" (see the projects page). Bachelor's degree in social sciences and proficiency in Spanish and Catalan are required. For more details about the vacancies and how to apply, please check out: https://tauler.seu.cat/pagDetall.do?idEdicte=364709&idens=11. Applications are due by the 21st of June via the UAB's application site (see instructions).

Come work with us! Four positions (CALLS NOW CLOSED)

February 2nd, 2022: For the ERC Advanced Grant project "A network science approach to social cohesion in European societies" (see the projects tab for more information), we have four open positions at the UAB in Barcelona, one postdoctoral and three predoctoral positions, each for four years full-time. You will have the possibility to participate in an international, large-scale research project with a team of researchers, who will carry out a cross-national European study (survey, agent-based modeling, and qualitative research). Please check out the calls on Euraxess (see below) and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Bear in mind that the four positions have different deadlines!

  1. Postdoctoral position (four years) "Simulation of society-wide social networks based on acquaintanceship network data and agent-based modeling of network influence on cohesive attitudes": Click here to check out the position and how to apply on Euraxess. Deadline for applications: February 28th, 2022 at 23:00 CET.

  2. Fully funded PhD student position (four years)"Statistical analysis of network social cohesion in European societies": Click here to access the information about the position and how to apply, on Euraxess. With Michal Bojanowski and me. Deadline for applications: February 20th, 2022 at 23:00 CET.

  3. Fully funded PhD student position (four years) "Simulation of acquaintanceship networks and agent-based modeling of network influence on cohesive attitudes": Click here to check out the position and see how to apply (on Euraxess). Supervision by me and an external supervisor (still to be appointed). Deadline for applications: February 28th, 2022 at 23:00 CET.

  4. Fully funded PhD student position (four years) "Qualitative analysis of acquaintanceship networks and their relation with social cohesion in European societies": Click here for the full information on Euraxess. Supervision by me and an external supervisor (still to be announced). Deadline for applications: March 7th, 2022 at 23:00 CET.

The three PhD students:

  • are expected to enter the doctoral program of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the UAB, or, if desired, another doctoral program at the UAB (see here for the list of programs), in agreement with the thesis advisors.

  • have the option to do a doctorate under international joint supervision if they wish so, which involves writing one PhD thesis that is submitted in two programs in different countries, as explained in the Euraxess calls and here. It is optional - by no means required.

  • have an additional budget for a three-month stay abroad, and their costs of enrolment in the doctoral program, travels and registration fees for conferences, and the printing costs of their PhD thesis will be covered by the lab.

Information on Spanish income tax rates is given in the calls. People of any nationality can apply.

Applications need to be sent via the university's recruitment system (as indicated in the call); applications via e-mail cannot be considered. The system requires you to first register, and when you do, it will send an email to you with a link to enter the system. There, you can upload the required files. If you have any questions about the recruitment system, please let me know.

We're looking forward to receiving your application!