31/03/2021
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DCEXS-UPF (Barcelona) International PhD call 2021

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra-Departament de Ciències Experimentals i de la Salut
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiological engineering
    Biological sciencesBiology
    Chemistry
    Computer science
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
    Medical sciences
    Neurosciences
    Physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    28/05/2021 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Barcelona
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/06/2022

OFFER DESCRIPTION

 

The Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of the Pompeu Fabra University (DCEXS-UPF) opens a call for the academic year 2022-23, 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 has been awarded the "María de Maeztu" distinction and grant in 2014 and 2018. 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 (PRBB).

Eight PhD contracts are offered in groups led by recognized scientists performing research in biomedicine, please see below for more information on the scientific projects.

 

Contracts, training and advantages

Contracts will be funded by the Spanish “Researcher Training Program” as well as by the DCEXS-UPF. All positions 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.

The UPF’s PhD programme in Biomedicine has been certified by the ANECA and in October 2011 it was awarded the "Mention towards Excellence". Since the academic year 2012-13, the PhD Programme in Biomedicine follows the latest regulations for doctoral studies in Spain, the so-called Royal Decree (RD) 99/2011, which were introduced to comply with the guidelines and recommendations of the European  Higher Education Area (EHEA) on doctoral studies. The contents of this doctoral programme have been verified by the Catalan Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation with a qualification "Quality Label towards Excellence".

The PhD programme, all of whose activities are carried out in English, attracts every year a large number of international students. These activities aim at preparing students to become independent researchers pursuing a scientific career. Fellows will have access to a wide range of academic activities, as well as ad hoc training in scientific skills, and access to the PRBB Intervals programme, an interdisciplinary education programme for professionals working in the PRBB.

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Benefits

 

The UPF PhD programme in Biomedicine, all of whose activities are carried out in English, attracts every year a large number of international students. These activities aim at preparing students to become independent researchers pursuing a scientific career. Fellows will have access to a wide range of academic activities, as well as ad hoc training in scientific skills, and access to the PRBB Intervals programme, an interdisciplinary education programme for professionals working in the PRBB.

 

Eligibility criteria

 

Candidates must have excellent academic qualifications and good command of English. Research experience and authorship of scientific publications will be a plus.

Candidates must have obtained a University Degree and a Master’s Degree in natural or medical sciences (Biology, Medicine, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Chemistry, Physics, etc), or in other quantitative disciplines (Mathematics, Computer Science, Bioengineering, etc) within the European Higher Education System (minimum 300 ECTS), or an equivalent university degree, of at least 300 ECTS, that would allow the candidate to start a PhD thesis in their home country by September 2021 (candidates who expect to be awarded such degree by September 2021 are eligible to apply).

 

Selection process

 

To apply, please register and send the required information and documents through the Interfolio website: http://apply.interfolio.com/85540 (except the position in Prof. Pura Muñoz-Cànoves’ group, please see below for more information).

You will be able to choose one or two positions in order of preference.

Deadline for applications: May 28th 2021 at 17h CET.

 

Selection process and calendar

The pre-selection of the candidates will be based on academic qualifications and research experience. Candidates will receive feedback on pre-selection before June 20th.

Pre-selected candidates will be interviewed by at least one Principal Investigator in the DCEXS facilities or via videoconference during late June and early July and will receive feedback in early September.

Contracts are expected to start from June 2022 (depending on the publication and resolution of the “Researcher Training Program” call).

 

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Computer science: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Engineering: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Neurosciences: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Medical sciences: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Physics: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Candidates must have excellent academic qualifications and good command of English. Research experience and authorship of scientific publications will be a plus.

Candidates must have obtained a University Degree and a Master’s Degree in natural or medical sciences (Biology, Medicine, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Chemistry, Physics, etc), or in other quantitative disciplines (Mathematics, Computer Science, Bioengineering, etc) within the European Higher Education System (minimum 300 ECTS), or an equivalent university degree, of at least 300 ECTS, that would allow the candidate to start a PhD thesis in their home country by September 2021 (candidates who expect to be awarded such degree by September 2021 are eligible to apply).

Specific Requirements

candidates are advised to check that they fulfil the requirements for admission to the UPF PhD in Biomedicine as those who do not will be considered ineligible. Please note that it is not necessary to start the admission process for the PhD programme at this stage; if you are selected we will help you prepare your application for admission.

All candidates will be required to present their academic record.

Reference letters will be requested for pre-selected candidates. Also, pre-selected candidates who obtained their degree and/ or Master’s in a country other than Spain will have to present the conversion of their grades to the Spanish 0-10 scale.

The DCEXS promotes diversity in an inclusive environment that welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, or religion.

 

Work location(s)
8 position(s) available at
Universitat Pompeu Fabra-Departament de Ciències Experimentals i de la Salut
Spain
Barcelona
08003
Dr Aiguader, 88

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