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Open PhD Fellowships at the DTIC, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain within the INPhINIT “la Caixa” Marie Curie Fellowships Programme.

Open PhD Fellowships at the DTIC, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain within the INPhINIT “la Caixa” Marie Curie Fellowships Programme.

The DTIC as a “Maria de Maeztu Centre of Excellence” is a hosting institution within the INPhINIT “la Caixa” Fellowships Programme (57 grants), and there are 24 projects at the different research areas of DTIC:

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Within the INPhINIT "La Caixa" program there is the option to apply for PhD positions of the DTIC on the following topics:

 

Conditions

  • 3-year contract

  • €34,800 gross annual salary + €3,564 annual additional funding

  • Award of €7,500 for the PhD fellow in case he/she presented the thesis within a period of 3.5 years

  • Additional training in transversal skills: technology transfer, entrepreneurship, professional development.

  • Research stays in academia and industry.   

  • Participation in networking and outreach activities.

  • Deadline for incorporation of candidates: September/October 2018..

 

Requirements

Fellowship eligibility:

  • Be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.

  • Not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Short stays such as holidays will not be taken into account.

  • Have a demonstrable level of English (B2 or higher).

 

PhD program admission

  • Accredited undergraduate degree (Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution).  

  • Accredited graduate/master's degree (equivalent to a Spanish Master Universitario/Oficial, Master's of Research.... ) which enables them to access a Phd programme in their home country.

  • Total of 300 ECTS credits, 60 of those have to correspond to an official graduate, research oriented, master's programme.

 

Selection criteria

 

Preselection

  • Academic records and CV (50%).

  • Motivation and goals declaration (30%): originality, innovation, impact and link with the selected Research Centre.

  • Recommendation letters (20%).

Interview

  • Potential (40%), motivation and impact (30%), CV (30%).

 

Important dates

  • Website open for applications: November 8th, 2017.

  • Application deadline: February 1st, 2018.

 

How to apply

Applications are managed through the program website, More information about the procedure: www.inphinitlacaixa.org

For additional information on the PhD program and proposed topics: phd.dtic@upf.edu. For detailed information on specific PhD topics, please contact its principal investigator. 

  

About UPF DTIC

The UPF DTIC PhD program offers advanced training in a broad range of topics in the field of Information and Communication Technologies.

This is an innovative program, unique in Catalonia and Spain in terms of its content, which aims to provide a bridge between various disciplines in this field. The DTIC PhD program has been growing steadily and currently hosts about 130 PhD students and 40 faculty and tenure-track professors who can supervise a PhD thesis. The program received a Mention of Excellence award from the Ministry of Science and Innovation in 2011.

The DTIC department consistently ranks among the top computer science departments in Spain (e.g. the only computer science department from an Spanish university that has even been included in the top 100 of the Shanghai Ranking). The DTIC's research activities are organized around 20 groups pursuing a wide range of topics that include networking, wireless communications, multimedia, image and music processing, medical imaging, interactive technologies, artificial intelligence, data mining, and computational neuroscience, among others.

The UPF university was awarded in 2010 the distinction of International Excellence Campus by the Spanish Ministry of Education and it is widely considered to be one of the best universities in Spain (e.g. is the top Spanish university according to 2013 Times Higher Education Ranking).

The UPF is located in Barcelona. Its excellent location on the shores of the Mediterranean, its gentle climate, its open, cosmopolitan character, its gastronomy and architecture make Barcelona an extraordinary place to live. The DTIC is sited in UPF's Communication Campus, which was opened in 2009 and is located within the vibrant 22@ technological district of Barcelona.

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