Temporary call
Deadline January 31, 2023

The CRM ( is an independent research centre in the CERCA network since 2008, with the purpose of promoting both advanced training and research in all areas of mathematics, in collaboration with universities and other research institutions in Catalonia. CRM’s mission includes transferring knowledge based on the centre's research to society and aiming at having societal impact. 

Research at CRM covers a wide spectrum of fields, from the most fundamental areas (algebra/number theory/geometry/topology, analysis and PDEs, combinatorics and dynamical systems) to applied mathematics (in the fields of biomedicine, climate change mitigation and adaptation and natural hazards). 

The center is distinguished as a Maria de Maeztu Unit of Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (2020 Call) and holds the HRS4R award (Human Resources Strategy for Research; awarded by the European Commission) since 2016. The Unit hosts approximately 80 senior researchers and affiliated researchers from UPC's, UB's and UAB's Mathematics departments. Five of them are ERC Grantees. 

Regarding training and exchange of knowledge, the CRM organizes 3-4 intensive research programs every year, welcoming 400 visiting researchers per year on average. Its aim is to connect the Catalan mathematics community with world-class practitioners (about 70% of the participants are international).

The CRM in Barcelona is seeking a:

Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research area or group: Computational Neuroscience

Description of Group/Project:

The group of Alex Roxin at the CRM is hiring a postdoctoral researcher, to begin in September 2023. The postdoctoral researcher will work on statistical and network models of long-term changes in neuronal activity in the hippocampus and other cortical areas. This project will require extensive data analysis as well as computational modeling and analytical calculations. Therefore, a strong technical background is a must, including experience coding and good math skills. Neuroscience knowledge is a plus. 

Expected starting date: September 1st, 2023.

Applications will be accepted until January 31st, 2023.


  • Data analysis
  • Computational Modeling
  • Analysis 


  • PhD in Mathematics, Physics, Computational Neuroscience, or similar.


  • Full-time (37,5h/week).
  • Qualification: PhD.
  • Estimated incorporation date: 01/09/2023.
  • Duration of the contract: 2 years
  • Location: CRM facilities. 
  • Flexible working hours and the option to work from home.
  • Opportunities for training and development. 
  • Salary, as established by a collective agreement, depends on qualifications and demonstrated experience.


The selection process will be evaluated by the CRM Director or deputy director, the IP of the project – Alex Roxin, and another member of the group Neuroscience Computational from the CRM. This process consists of:

1.  Admission of candidates: 

Applicants must submit a:

a. Curriculum vitae

b. Motivation letter

Send the documentation by email to, indicating the reference code of the offer. Requests coming from portals other than the CRM job offers section (and the instructions contained therein) will not be accepted. For more information, please contact

2. Shortlist: assessment of the fulfillment of the minimum requirements of the offer. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

3. Selection: evaluation of the shortlisted candidates by a total score according to objective criteria.

4. Final decision: the final decision will be formally communicated and will be published on the CRM website.