Institute of Photonic Sciences: 15 PhD Positions

The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) is inviting suitable candidates for a focused PhD program for 4.5 years, in partnership with the Universitat Politenica de Catalunya (BarcelonaTech). The main aim is to provide intensive research-based training to the selected candidates.

The positions are offered in the scope of several fellowship programs currently active within the ICFO International PhD Program:

  1. The ICFOstepstone Program, a Marie Sklowdowska-Curie-COFUND action under the European Union?s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (GA 713729), awarding INCOMING Fellowships to outstanding graduate students.
  2. The Severo Ochoa PhD-fellowships funded by the Spanish Ministry of Innovation, Economy and Competitiveness.
  3. The FI-DGR PhD-Fellowships funded by the Generalitat of Catalonia.
Research Areas:

Potential research areas include the following, ( but are not limited to):

  1. Biophysics & Biomedical Optics
  2. Optical Sensing, Optoelectronics & Photovoltaics
  3. Nonlinear Optics, Ultrafast Optics & Atto-Physics
  4. Nanophotonics, Optomechanics & Nanomechanics
  5. Experimental Quantum Optics & Quantum Information
  6. Theoretical Nanophotonics, Quantum Optics & Quantum Information
Program and organization involved:
  1. ICFOstepstone (MSCA-COFUND, European Commission),
  2. The International Fellowship Program “la Caixa” – Severo Ochoa @ ICFO,
  3. MINECO Severo Ochoa PhD-fellowships program.
Eligibility / Qualifications:
  1. Master-equivalent degree in Science and Engineering
  2. An excellent academic record,
  3. Research experience
  4. English efficiency.

Application Procedure: Applications are to be  submitted online via the corresponding general call

Documents required for the application: Interested candidates must fill the online form and therby must submit the following:
– A cover letter with declaration of research interests,
– A CV, including contact details,
– Scanned copies of the complete (Bachelor and Master degrees) academic transcripts (in English or Spanish)
– Scanned copies of the degree certificates, if available at the time of application,
– The contact details of (at least) two potential referees.

-Scanned copy of GRE, TOEFL, etc. ( if available,) These documents are optional, but certainly helpful during evaluation.

Note: The candidates are required to ask their referees to send reference letters to before the application deadline.
For any quarries: Candidates may contact ICFO Human Resources and Education using

——Quick Overview———
Organization Universitat Politenica de Catalunya;

The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Level PhD Fellowship Program
Country Spain
Subject areas Biotechnology, Physics, Chemistry
Salary As per Regulations
Eligibility Masters with good grades in relavant disciplines
Deadline 25th of February, 2018

Further Information: Scholarship details

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