Would you like to join our research group as a Postdoctoral Fellow or visiting researcher?  Would you like to do your PhD with us?

In this page you will find information on how to join our team.

If you want to become a member of DEC, you can contact us at

PhD researchers

If you want to do your PhD at our group we will be happy to discuss your fit with our research interests/topics and your opportunities for funding. Contact us at

You can find more information about the UAB’s PhD program in Politics, Policies and International Relations here.

Postdoctoral programs

We are happy to sponsor applicants interested in the study of public opinion, political behavior, political participation and democracy through any of the postdoctoral programs listed below. If you would like to apply, please contact us at

  • Juan de la Cierva
    • Applicants for a Juan de la Cierva Postdoctoral Scholarship are required to fill in their own application but also need the sponsorship of a research institution and the mentoring of an established researcher. At DEC, we are willing to pre-select outstanding candidates in order to endorse them in the application process.
    • Next call for applications will open in Fall 2022
    • More information
  • Beatriu de Pinos
    • The Beatriu de Pinós (BdP) program offers talent-attraction postdoctoral positions lasting 3 years for researchers with at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience outside Spain. Candidates should be, in the date of the application, carrying out research or teaching activities in institutions outside Spain.
    • Next call for applications will open in Spring 2023
    • More information
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie
    • We invite expressions of interest from postdoctoral researchers with an excellent track record of research and publications to jointly apply for MSCA Individual fellowships to be hosted at the DEC group.
    • Next call for applications will open in Spring 2022
    • More information

Visiting researchers

We are happy to host you as a visiting researcher at our group. We can offer a shared office space at the UAB’s main campus and a spot to present at our seminar. If you want to join as a visiting researcher contact us at

Funding opportunities for visiting researchers:

  • IEA Visiting Researcher Program
    • The program aims to promote academic research on the self-government of Catalonia by funding research stays for researchers who are based abroad and want to do a visiting stay in a research group of a Catalan public university.
    • Deadline: May 30, 2022
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  • European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) mobility fund
    • UAB is a member of ECIU. If you work at an institution that is also a member, you can apply to the ECIU University Researcher Mobility Fund.
    • Deadline: December 31, 2023.
    • More information