Expression of Interest

Contact Person/Scientist in Charge

  • Name and surname: Luis Vega González (Scientific Dirctor) and Miguel A. Benítez (Project Manager)
  • Email:


Department / Institute / Centre

  • Address: Alameda Mazarredo, 14
  • Province: Vizcaya

Research Area

  • Economic Sciences (ECO)
  • Information Science and Engineering (ENG)
  • Mathematics (MAT)
  • Physics (PHY)

Brief description of the institution:

BCAM (, the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, is an interdisciplinary research centre founded in September 2008 under the sponsorship of the Department of Education, Universities and Research of the Basque government, the Regional Government of Bizkaia, the University of the Basque Country and Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Scientific Research. The centre is located in Bilbao, Spain.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group (including URL if applicable):

The Basque Centre for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) established in Bilbao is a world-class research centre on Applied Maths with a focus on interdisciplinary research in the frontiers of mathematics, attraction and training of talented scientists, development of new numerical and simulation methods, interaction with industry, and promotion of scientific and technological advances worldwide.

Aiming to strengthen the Basque Science and Technology System, BCAM was created in Sept. 2008 by the Basque Government. BCAM obtained the Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence award in 2013, by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

BCAM counts with around 70 researchers from over 20 different countries with experience in some of the most prestigious research centres on their area, organized in 5 research areas. There are research personnel, PhD and postdoctoral students. The senior positions are permanent appointments.

BCAM is a young research centre; this sense, the scientific strategy of the Centre is based on three Scientific Platforms that have been set up in order to establish an interdisciplinary system capable of facing the challenges of Mathematical Science in a broad manner by bringing together Mathematics, Engineering and Sciences:

  • Core in Applied Mathematics: PDE, Numerical Analysis, Fourier Analysis, Algebraic Geometry, Probability and Statistics.
  • Computational Mathematics: Modeling and computer simulations using numerical, stochastic and Monte Carlo methods.
  • Applications of Mathematics to Industry, Social Sciences and Health Sciences. 

Project description:

The centre is currently structured into 5 Research Areas and 13 Research Lines, and integrates people from more than 21 countries. The structure of the research teams at BCAM is the following

  • Computational Mathematics: Leaders: D. PARDO; J. JANSSON
    • Simulation of Wave Propagation
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Mathematical Modelling with Multidisciplinary Applications: Leaders: E. AKHMATSKAYA; L. GERADO-GIORDA; S. RODRIGUES
    • Modelling and Simulation in Life and Material Sciences
    • Mathematical Modelling in Biosciences and
    • Mathematical, Computational And Experimental Neuroscience
  • Mathematical Physics: Leaders: J-B BRU; G. PAGNINI; J. FERNANDEZ BOBADILLA
    • Quantum Mechanics
    • Statistical Physics
    • Singularity Theory and Algebraic Geometry
  • Analysis of Partial Differential Equations: Leaders: L. VEGA; A. ZARNESCU; C. PEREZ
    • Linear and Non-Linear Waves
    • Applied Analysis
    • Harmonic Analysis
  • Data Science: Leaders: JA LOZANO, DJ LEE.
    • Heuristic Optimization
    • Machine Learning
    • Applied Statistics.

One of BCAM’s priorities is to attract the most highly qualified researchers and encourage their potential at all stages of their careers, thereby consolidating its position as an authentic place of excellence training at all levels, as well as being a catalyst and driving force for the individual careers of all those who have opted for the Center. We have had several post-doctoral researchers who have completed their period at BCAM, all of whom are now actively employed in other institutions, most of them in permanent positions and scattered all over the world in countries. These young post-doctoral researchers also play a decisive role in the training of young people belonging to the Internship or doctoral schemes.


Candidates should provide:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • 2 referees
  • Deadline: August 15, 2017.

At the deadline for the submission of proposals (14/09/2017), researchers (*):

  • shall be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.
  • must not have resided or carried out their main activities in the country of Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the abovementioned deadline.

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