Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
DCEXS-UPF (Barcelona) PhD fellowships 2017 Call for applications
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
UPF is a public, international and research-intensive university that, in just twenty-five years, has earned a place for itself among the best universities in Europe.
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Fecha límite de solicitud: May 05
Ubicación: Barcelona, Spain
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DCEXS-UPF (Barcelona) PhD fellowships 2017 Call for applications

The Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of the Pompeu Fabra University (DCEXS-UPF) opens a call for the academic year 2017-18, for accomplished and driven students with an excellent academic record to carry out a PhD in Biomedicine.

The research and teaching excellence of the DCEXS-UPF is widely acknowledged. For instance the DCEXS-UPF was one of six research units in Spain to be awarded the "María de Maeztu" distinction and grant by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness in its first call. Furthermore, the DCEXS-UPF offers a unique and international research environment and cutting-edge scientific facilities, thanks to its privileged location in the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park.

11 fellowships are offered in groups led by recognized scientists performing research in biomedicine (click here to see the groups). Candidates will choose up to 3 groups they would like to join (see section Selection process and calendar).

Fellowships, training, and advantages

The UPF’s PhD programme in Biomedicine has been verified by the ANECA (Spanish National Agency for the Evaluation, Quality, and Accreditation). In October 2011, the doctoral programme in Biomedicine was awarded the "Mention towards Excellence" (MEE2011-0323) by the Ministry of Education. Successful candidates will have access to a wide range of academic activities, as well as ad hoc training in specific scientific skills; UPF and PRBB seminars, conferences and symposia; and career development courses, not only at UPF, but also through the PRBB Intervals Programme.

Fellowships will be funded by the Spanish National Sub-Programme for Training, as well as by the DCEXS-UPF. All fellowships will offer the same wage conditions, for 4 years, and fellows will be registered in the Spanish Social Security System, which provides health and occupational insurance coverage. Academic costs (except fees) are also covered.


Candidates must have obtained a University Degree and a Master’s Degree in natural or medical sciences (Biology, Medicine, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Chemistry, Physics, Bioengineering, etc), or in other quantitative sciences (Mathematics, Computer Science, etc) within the European Higher Education System (minimum 300 ECTS), or an equivalent university degree that would allow the candidate to start a PhD thesis in their home country by September 2017. Candidates who expect to be awarded with such degree by September 2017 are eligible to apply. Candidates are advised to check that they would fulfil the requirements for admission to the UPF PhD in Biomedicine, as those who do not fulfil these requirements will be considered ineligible.

*Note: It is not necessary to start the admission process for the PhD programme at this stage. If you are selected, you will be provided with a support letter from your supervisor.

Candidates from any nationality are eligible. Candidates must have excellent academic qualifications (will be required to present their academic record) and good command of English. Previous research experience and authorship of scientific publications will be a plus.


To apply, please register and send the required information and documents via web.

Please ensure that all information -including reference letters- is uploaded before the deadline, as incomplete proposals will be disregarded.

Selection process and calendar

The call will be open until the 5th of May 2017.

The pre-selection of the candidates will be based on academic qualifications and research experience. Candidates will receive feedback on pre-selection in mid-May.

Pre-selected candidates will be interviewed by the Principal Investigators in the DCEXS facilities or via Skype during June 2017 and will receive feedback by the end of June.

*Note: pre-selected candidates will have at least one interview, but they will not necessarily be interviewed by the all the Principal Investigators they selected.

Contracts are expected to start from January 2018 (depending the publication and resolution of the National Sub-Programme for Training call).


Dr. Regina López

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