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ICN2 PhD Programme
Employer: Ariadna Garcia
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 (Catalonia, Spain). It is devoted to the generation of knowledge, materials and devices in the broad fields of ICT, health, energy and the environment.

The expertise of the ICN2 lies at the nanoscale, where new properties, interactions and ways to exploit them in everyday life are being discovered. Among its goals is to bring together scientists from diverse backgrounds in the pursuit of better science, better training and better outreach to society, while also seeking out new ways to engage with local and global industry.

Job Description:

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

· CROSS-DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH
· Nanomat & Nanofab
· Nanocharacterisation
· Modelling and simulation

· APPLICATION AREAS OF RESEARCH
· Health
· Energy
· 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:
 
o Full-time working contract as a PhD researcher. Contracts include medical care under the Spanish public healthcare system and workplace accident insurance.
o Relocation support.
o ICN2 social benefits: life insurance, flexible timetable, flexible compensation package.
o 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

https://jobs.icn2.cat/job-openings/244/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 using the equivalence marks link: http://www.educacionyfp.gob.es/en/servicios-al-ciudadano/catalogo/general/20/203615/ficha.html
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: August 5, 2020