Ph.D. Fellowships, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain 

Organization: Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Type of opportunity: Ph.D Program, full-time, academic, fellowship

Duties: The selected student would register in the PhD program of Environmental Sciences and Technology at UAB and be ready to start the fellowship next Autumn 2016. S/he will be responsible for collecting data for the project and preparing it for analysis, and the thesis will be directed by the supervisors detailed in the four projects presented herein.

Desired qualifications: The fellowships are open to truly outstanding candidates with distinguished curricula and proven ability to communicate fluently in English and Spanish. We expect candidates with studies in environmental and earth sciences, chemistry, biology, geography or the social sciences (sociology, anthropology, political science, economics and business). Interdisciplinary experience is highly appreciated, as projects encompass multidisciplinary teams with expertise in the natural sciences, technology studies and social sciences. Successful candidates must hold a master’s degree or equivalent at the time of recruitment and have competent skills in statistics and research methods.

Start and end dates: Fall, 2016, Four-year fellowship with annual evaluation.

Salary/pay: The gross salary will be around 16.422€. In the case the PhD is completed and defended before the last year, the fellowship will be renovated to a postdoc orientation contract and the gross salary increases to 19.000€. The programme also includes a stipend of up to 4.750€ per fellow to undertake a research visit to another research center during the duration of the fellowship, and a grant of up to 1.500€ to support the PhD enrolment fees.

Link to more information: View the full announcement.

How to apply: Interested students should send the application to the ICTA María de Maeztu Management Unit ( by 8pm (CET) on 22nd May 2016 to receive full consideration. The application should include:

1)   A 1000 words letter of interest:

  1.  Indicating which one of the four projects the student wants to apply for (applicants can only apply to one project); and
  2.  Explaining the student’s expertise and the reasons for wanting to do research in the selected field.

2)    An updated Curriculum Vitae of the applicant: indicating the grade point average of the applicant bachelor’s and master’s degree and courses taken as relevant for the position.

3)    A statement declaring that the applicant has not benefited from a grant previous to June 2016 to pursue his/her PhD studies of a duration of more than 12 months.

4)    The names, email addresses and telephone numbers of two or three referees whom we might contact within May-June 2016 (please do not send letters of recommendation at this initial stage).

Application deadline: May 22, 2016