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ICN2 PhD Programme
Employer: BARCELONA ADDS VALUE (HEURISTICA DE CATALUNYA, S.L.)
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Website: https://icn2.cat/en/
Employment Start Date: Flexible/to be discussed

Organization Description:

The Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, with its official English translation Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and acronym ICN2, is a non-profit international research institute located close to Barcelona, Spain. 

Its research lines focus on the newly-discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the behaviour of matter at the nanoscale.

Job Description:

Selected candidates will benefit from the ICN2 PhD Programme, which comprises a structured training path with scientific seminars, and technical and transferable skills training throughout the duration of their PhD, plus periodical monitoring and evaluation activities. The objective is to provide students all the support they need for the proper development of their research career.

The ICN2 actively promotes international and interdisciplinary research. As such our PhD students are strongly encouraged to undertake mobility actions, such as research visits abroad (including industrial placements), collaborations with national and international partners, and conference and workshop attendance. The overall goal is to maximise the student's career prospects after completing their PhD, improving their chances of continuing their research at prominent institutions worldwide in academia and/or industry.

Research areas and groups:

Selected candidates are expected to carry out their research in one of the following scientific fields:

  • CROSS-DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH
  • Growth and synthesis of nanomaterials
  • Nanofabrication
  • Characterisation and metrology
  • Theory and simulation
  • APPLICATION AREAS OF RESEARCH
  • Health
  • Energy and environment
  • Information and communication technologies

During the application process, candidates will be asked to select the ICN2 research group(s) they would like to join. Please visit the profiles of our groups at http://icn2.cat/en/research

 

 

Summary of conditions:

The candidates pre-selected for this programme will need to apply for competitive fellowships in order to secure the funding required to formalise their contract. The ICN2 will provide full support to these candidates for the preparation of their fellowship applications. Candidates who are successful in their applications will be admitted to the ICN2 PhD Programme, and will benefit from:

  • Full-time working contract as a PhD researcher. Contracts include medical care under the Spanish public healthcare system and workplace accident insurance.
  • Relocation support.
  • ICN2 social benefits: life insurance, flexible timetable, flexible compensation package.
  • Training and monitoring programme: Students admitted to the ICN2 PhD Programme will have full access to the scientific, technical and transferable skills training and relevant monitoring activities organised each year


Requirements:

Candidates must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Have obtained a Master or equivalent degree in a field of science related to ICN2 research activities or group they would like to join by the date of incorporation.
  • Have an excellent academic record and strong commitment to scientific research. Previous research experience is highly regarded.
  • High level of English.
  • Specific additional eligibility requirements may apply depending on the funding schemes available.

For any further clarification as to these requirements, applicants should contact [email protected] prior to submitting an application.

Research career profile (based on the European Framework for Research Careers):

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Job Application:

 All applications must be made via the ICN2 careers website:

http://jobs.icn2.cat/job-openings/143/icn2-phd-programme

and include the following:

  1. A cover letter.
  2. A full CV including contact details.
  3. 2 reference letters.
  4. Academic records (if the transcripts are not in English, Catalan or Spanish, applicants should also attach a translation in one of the mentioned languages). Important: Include the final marks on the application form.
  5. Applicants should indicate in the application form 3 ICN2 groups they would like to work in. 

After submitting their application, the applicant will receive confirmation of receipt by email.

For additional information in the application procedure, please contact [email protected]

Date Posted: September 13, 2018