Up to 10 PhD-positions available within the FLIGHT fellowship program (MSCA-COFUND action at ICFO)

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ICFO offers PhD-fellowship positions to well-qualified graduate students, who wish to obtain a doctoral degree in any of the research topics covered at ICFO.

The positions are offered in the scope of the FLIGHT Program, a MCSA-COFUND doctoral program explicitly focused on intersectoral research training in collaboration with Industrial or Clinical Partners.
Our PhD Fellowship Program welcomes applications from individuals with a degree in a field of mathematics, science, engineering or medical sciences related to the ICFO research activities.

Our PhD-program brings together top-level training and teaching for young scientists , benefiting from the extensive course offerings of local universities and focused instruction by ICFO professors, in a stimulating, international and interdisciplinary environment . PhD-students have the opportunity to take advantage of our network of excellence , consisting in partners of national and international research institutes and universities, as well as industrial partners in the field.

Important: Candidates who fulfil the MSCA mobility requirements (i.e. NOT have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months during the 3 years prior to the call deadline), are encouraged to apply to the FLIGHT Fellowship program. Candidates applying to this call will be automatically considered for the fellowships they will be eligible for in the currently open call: PhD-positions available within the ICFO PhD Program (spring 2023) : https://jobs.icfo.eu/?detail=733

Recruited Fellows will have a choice of 3 PhD tracks:

  • Clinical to develop a project in collaboration with one of Clinical Partners
  • Industrial to develop a project in collaboration with one of Industrial Partners
  • Enhanced to develop a project with one of ICFO’s Research Groups

Fellows in the Industrial and Clinical tracks will be embedded in both organisations, undertaking secondments of 6-18 months at the Partner during their Fellowship.

Research projects in the Clinical and Industrial tracks on offer in this call are the following:

Clinical track:

  • CT001: New neuro-monitoring tools for theranostics in neuro-critical care.
    Prof. Dr. Turgut Durduran at ICFO and Dr. Maria Poca and Dr. Juan Sahuquillo at Vall d’Hebron Institut de Recerca (Barcelona)

  • CT002: “Thyroid cancer screening with new multi-modal tools”.
    Prof. Dr. Turgut Durduran at ICFO and Dr. Mireia Mora at Fundació Clínic Barcelona.

  • CT003: “Prefrontal brain activity to understand and act against the development of dementia in aging”.
    Prof. Dr. Turgut Durduran at ICFO and Dr. Marco Inzitari at Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili (Barcelona).

  • CT004: “Accelerating therapy development for neuromuscular diseases”.
    Prof. Dr. Pablo Loza-Álvarez at ICFO and Dr. Cecilia Jimenez Mallebera. Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu.

Industrial track:

  • IT001: “Swift leaf: engineering faster molecular switches in plants to optimize their response to sunlight changes”.
    Prof. Dr. Nicoletta Liguori at ICFO and Dr. Marta da Silva at Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA)

  • IT002: “Continuous variable quantum key distribution with discrete modulation”.
    Prof. Dr. Antonio Acín at ICFO and Dr. Marco Cofano at LuxQuanta.

Please, browse our website for details about the research projects on offer in the Industrial and Clinical tracks .

Enhanced track:

Up to 4 fellowships are available to work with one of ICFO’s 24 Research Groups

Research lines in the Enhanced track will be offered across all ICFO research groups. Research lines include, but are not limited to theoretical and experimental aspects of:

  • Medical Optics
  • Biophysics, Biophotonics & Super-Resolution Imaging
  • Photovoltaics, Thermal Photonics & Solar Fuels
  • Quantum and Low-Dimensional Materials
  • Optical Sensing & Optoelectronics
  • Nonlinear Optics, Ultrafast Optics & Atto-Science
  • NanoPhotonics & NanoMechanics
  • Ultracold Quantum Gases
  • Quantum Communications, Sensing & Simulation
  • Quantum Optics & Quantum Information
  • Nanophotonics, Condensed Matter Physics & Light-Matter Interactions

Please, browse our website for details about ICFO Research Groups and Group Leaders at https://www.icfo.eu/research/groups/ If you are interested in discussing possible research topics, please contact ICFO Group Leaders directly.

Important: During your application, you will be requested to indicate the research group(s) and the project(s) you are interested in accomplishing your PhD with.

ICFO is dedicated to promoting the role of women in science, and, therefore, explicitly invites women to apply.

FLIGHT has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 101081441

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