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Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), España

ICIQ International PhD Fellowship Programme - 31 PhD positions

We are looking for highly qualified and talented graduate students with an enthusiastic interest in chemical research. Motivated students will have the opportunity to join one of the research groups at the ICIQ and will follow an individual research project under the direction of an internationally renowned group leader in a creative and stimulating scientific environment.

The ICIQ is a research Institute in the area of chemistry, aimed at becoming an internationally recognized leading institution in the field of chemistry committed to performing excellent research at the frontier of knowledge. The institute also has two other objectives: Knowledge and technology transfer to the chemical, pharmaceutical and energy industrial sectors and that of training the future generation of scientists by offering high-quality educational programs to master, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.

Our mission is to lead, from the vantage point of molecular science, cross-strategies for solving major social and economic challenges, thereby contributing to the establishment of a knowledge-based economy and improving citizen’s quality of life. We’re achieving this by conducting top quality research on two main areas: Catalysis and Renewable Energies.

The ICIQ established its International PhD Fellowship Programme with the aim to support excellent students from all over the world to enrol in a training and research programme in the area of chemistry. The programme ultimately leads to the completion of a Doctoral Thesis in partnership with the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). This objective is achieved by:

  • The performance of an individual research project under the direction of an internationally renowned group leader in a creative and stimulating scientific environment.
  • Opportunities for short stays in renowned international research institutions.
  • Opportunities for complementary training designed to ensure a successful career: weekly scientific seminars, hands-on training in the use of state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation, IP management, entrepreneurship, knowledge and technology transfer, grant’s applications, and communication skills.

Candidates should have an excellent academic record, strong commitment to scientific research and solid working knowledge of English.

Admission to the programme is on a competitive basis.

You can download the 2017 PhD programme call here

Projects description here

Indicative Calendar

Call opening January 23rd 2017
Call deadline March 24th 2017
Notification to candidates May 2nd to May 5th
Start of fellowships September-October 2017
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)

The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) is a public foundation devoted to research in the field of chemistry.

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