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PhD Positions in Optics and Photonics for International Students (Fall term 2013), Spain

ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences in collaboration with the University Politecnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC) invites application for PhD fellowship to well-qualified graduate students who wish to obtain a doctoral degree in any of the photonics-related research fields. International applicants must have degree in science and engineering related to optics and photonics. The application submission date is September 30, 2013.

Study Subject (s): The fellowship is awarded in any of the Photonics-related research fields. Research lines include, but are not limited to:
– Biophotonics and photo-medicine
– Grapheme Opto-electronics
Nanophotonics and Nanotechnology
– Nonlinear Optics and Frequency conversion
– Quantum Optics and Quantum Information
Atto-science and Ultrafast Laser Science
– Optical Sensing and Optoelectronics
– Green Photonics and Photovoltaics
Nanoscopy and Super-resolution Imaging
Course Level: This position is open for pursuing PhD at ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Spain.
Scholarship Provider: ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, in collaboration with the University Politecnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC)
The award can be taken at: Spain

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Eligibility: The ICFO-UPC PhD Fellowship Program welcomes applications from individuals with backgrounds in any scientific disciplines related to optics and Photonics.
-Candidates must have obtained an equivalent to 300 ECTS in their previous studies, out of which a minimum of 60 ECTS must have been obtained in postgraduate studies.
-An internationally-recognized Master-equivalent degree is compulsory for starting PhD-studies in Spain.
-The degree must be in a field of science and engineering related to optics and photonics.
-Suitable backgrounds include optics, physics, mathematics, electronics, engineering, chemistry and biology.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International applicants are eligible for this PhD fellowship.

Description: ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, in collaboration with the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC), is offering predoctoral fellowships to well-qualified graduate students who wish to obtain a doctoral degree in any of the photonics-related research fields. Research lines include, but are not limited to:
– Biophotonics and photo-medicine
Graphene opto-electronics
Nanophotonics and Nanotechnology
– Nonlinear Optics and Frequency conversion
– Quantum Optics and Quantum Information
Atto-science and Ultrafast Laser Science
– Optical Sensing and Optoelectronics
– Green Photonics and Photovoltaics
Nanoscopy and Super-resolution Imaging
PhD students will be enrolled in the PhD Program in Photonics, that targets the most advanced topics in optical sciences and technologies, and will have access to cutting-edge experimental infrastructures, specialized seminars, tailor-made training programs and active mentoring by ICFO Group Leaders. Entrepreneurship, commercialization techniques and seminars in the area of professional and personal development are also an integral part of the curriculum.

Notification: Applicants will be notified the results of the first evaluation stage by October 31, 2013. If an applicant has been selected for the second evaluation stage, the interested group leaders of ICFO will contact personally with that candidate in order to determine research interests or suitability of the candidate for the interested research group. This second evaluation period is designated to be finished ideally by November 30, 2013. All candidates will be notified of the decision in their case. In case of positive evaluation, the candidate will receive an official offer from the ICFO. The selected candidate will have 2 weeks to confirm his/ her decision. Please note that candidates should be willing to be contacted by phone during the entire selection process.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

application Deadline: The deadline for submission of applications for the present call is September 30, 2013.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application