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IBEC Severo Ochoa International PhD Programme

IBEC International PhD Programme fellowships

In 2017, 6 fellowships will be offered, funded by MINECO, through the ‘Ayudas para contratos predoctorales para la formación de doctores’ 2017 call. Two additional fellowship will be funded by IBEC through the Severo Ochoa Excellence Award (IBEC Severo Ochoa Fellowship) and by the ERC project 681434.

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for PhD candidates to apply for the 2017 International PhD Programme at IBEC from Severo Ochoa fellowship, and MINECO ‘Ayudas para contratos predoctorales para la formación de doctores’ fellowship.

General Requirements for all Candidates:

  • Candidates should be ready to enter an official doctoral programme in October 2017 or (under Spanish Law). By this time, they must have obtained a university degree and a master’s degree; or must hold an official university qualification from a country of the European Higher Education Area with a minimum of 300 ECTS of official university studies, of which at least 60 are at master’s level.1
  • Candidates must have a strong commitment to scientific research and an excellent academic record.
  • Candidates must have good working knowledge of English.
  • Fellowship candidates may not be at IBEC for more than six months before the deadline of the call.
  • High motivation and ability to be involved in an international multidisciplinary team.
  • Any participation in research projects and/or co-authorship in publications will be considered as a valuable contribution.
  • Any mobility experience, participation in research projects and/or co-authorship in publications will be considered as a valuable contribution.
  • 2 letters of recommendation from lecturers or researchers with whom you have studied or worked and who can judge your potential as a PhD student. Only letters with official letterhead and signature will be accepted. Please be sure to inform your referees that their letters must be uploaded in the online application tool before the deadline (31th January 2017).2
  • Candidates may not have held a PhD contract exceeding twelve months in June 2017.

Application and Selection process:

From December 14th 2016 until January 31st 2017, an online application form will be available through IBEC International PhD Programme fellowships dedicated site.

In February 2017, applications will be reviewed by a selection committee made up of IBEC group leaders and administration staff. In April, shortlisted candidates will be invited invitations to visit IBEC for interviews with the selection committee and with the group leaders responsible of their preferred potential PhD projects.

Working conditions at IBEC also include:

  • Yearly 23 working days of paid holidays
  • 9 leave days for personal matters
  • Measures to reconcile work and family life, such as:
    • Maternity leave (16 weeks)
    • Paternity leave
    • Leave for breastfeeding
    • Shorter hours for guardianship or leave to care for children and relatives.
  • Flexible schedule working hours

IBEC provides Seminars with top names in bioengineering and nanomedicine from all over the world in order to offer the opportunity to discuss and network the developments. At the same time IBEC provides PhD discussions, Training for specially devoted for PhD and early postdocs such workshops to prepare the thesis and presentation skills. IBEC also offers different courses to give the opportunity to learn new skills such a leadership communication, time management, and language skills. The institute also holds an annual symposium on a different scientific theme, as well as hosting and organizing several other project-based or general scientific meetings and workshops throughout the year.

IBEC is committed to awareness of diversity and gender equality in science and society. This follows our mission to carry out interdisciplinary research at the highest international quality level which, by crating knowledge, helps to improve health and quality of live, and generate wealth.

IBEC is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission. Thus, there are no restrictions of citizenship or gender and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

FUNDACIÓ INSTITUT DE BIOENGINYERIA DE CATALUNYA
C/Baldiri Reixac, 10-12, 2ª Planta ¦08028 Barcelona
Tel+ 34 93 403 11 44 / +34 93 402 05 63
[email protected]
www.ibecbarcelona.eu

IBEC Severo Ochoa International PhD Programme

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