The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) establishes the 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 ultimately leading to the completion of a Doctoral Thesis in partnership with the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). The programme will also contribute to their professional development and next career steps, both in academia and industry.
The program is addressed to highly qualified and talented graduate students with a keen interest in chemical research. 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.
I. Available positions: See Annex 1
II. Eligibility criteria
The programme is open to graduate students, from any nationality that fulfil the following eligibility criteria:
In case of doubts about the eligibility criteria, applicants should contact the ICIQ Human Resources Team at email@example.com prior to submission of the application.
III. Application process
All the application procedure will be made online. Other means of application will not be considered. Applicants must fill out and submit the online application form available at the Jobs & Grants section on ICIQ’s website (http://www.iciq.org/jobs-grants/).
Only one application per person will be considered. In case of multiple applications, we will just consider the first application submitted.
After completing online the personal data fields, applicants must attach the following documents:
Please note that documents sent in hard copy cannot be processed.
Applicants should select one PhD supervisor.
Once the application has been successfully completed, an acknowledgement e-mail will be automatically sent. Candidates must ensure that all information is included before the deadline. Incomplete proposals will not be considered.
In accordance with the Personal Data Protection Organic Law 15/1999, 13th December, we inform you that we will proceed to include your data in the Curriculum Vitae data base that has been duly registered in the Data Protection General Register of the Spanish Data Protection Agency. The data provided will be used only for recruitment and selection processes carried out by the Organization. You may exercise your right to access, cancel, rectify or oppose this information by either writing to the Organization at the following address: Av. Països Catalans 16, 43007 TARRAGONA or by sending an email to: LOPD@iciq.es
III. Evaluation and Selection Process
The evaluation and selection of the candidates will be performed by the Human Resources Team, and the project supervisor following this procedure:
Successful candidates will be requested to inform ICIQ whether they accept or decline the offer within one week after being notified. The offer will be considered declined if the applicant does not respond during this time.
The ICIQ follows in its selection process a gender equally opportunity policy and a non-discrimination policy on the basis of age, ethnic or social origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, language and disability.
IV. Fellowships’ conditions
9 May , 2018
12 June 2018
Notification to candidates
From 23 July to 10 August 2018
Start of fellowships
Tarragona, 7 May 2018
Prof. Miquel A. Pericàs
Dr. Lluís Solà
ICIQ Administrative Director
Annex 1: Available Projects
Supervisor: Prof Carles Bo
Computational chemistry to tackle complex reactivity
1 position: Ref. PhD 2018/20
Supervisor: Dr Elisabet Romero
Design, construction, and investigation of chromophore-protein systems to achieve the efficient conversion of solar energy to fuel
1 position Ref. PhD 2018/21
Supervisor: Prof Feliu Maseras
Single electron transfer in computational homogeneous catalysis
1 position PhD 2018/22
Supervisor: Prof Arjan Kleij
Domino Reactions mediated by transition metal catalysts
1 position Ref. PhD 2018/23
Supervisor: Prof Antoni Llobet
Molecular redox catalysis for energy applications
1 position Ref. PhD 2018/24
Supervisor: Prof Núria López
Modeling of materials: systematization strategies
1 position Ref. PhD 2018/25
Supervisor: Prof Kilian Muñiz
Catalysis with redox-active halide reagents for alkaloid total synthesis
2 positions Ref. PhD 2018/26 and PhD 2018/27
Supervisor: Prof Pau Ballester
Molecular and supramolecular containers based on calixpyrrole scaffolds: basic studies and applications
1 position Ref. PhD 2018/28
Supervisor: Prof Julio Lloret-Fillol
Photo- and/or electro-catalytic organic transformations using catalysts based on earth abundant elements.
2 positions Ref. PhD 2018/29 and PhD 2018/30