Open PhD positions within the Severo Ochoa programme 2022 at ICMAB

The Ministry of Science and Innovation, will open soon the call for the «2022 Severo Ochoa PhD contracts”. Four positions correspond to the ICMAB-CSIC. ICMAB opening this call to pre-select the best candidates among students of all nationalities offering them the opportunity to carry out their doctoral thesis.The best-ranked candidates will have priority in choosing which ICMAB-CSIC research project would like to join. In our group, there are 3 projects proposed. Apply before the deadline, 30 October 2022

Elegibility criteria

  • This call is open to applicants from all nationalities holding a university degree and ready to enter an official doctoral programme.
  • Candidates must provide a cover letter of interest, written in English, indicating their ICMAB research project (see list below) of interest (2 maximum)
  • Candidates must apply before the deadline, (30 October 2022)


  • Candidates must have a strong commitment to scientific research and an excellent academic record.
  • Candidates must have good working knowledge of English.


In this internal call, applications will be evaluated by a committee formed by ICMAB researchers, according to the following criteria:

  1. The candidate’s academic record. Score: from 0 to 40 points
  2. Suitability of the candidate to the research project. Score: from 0 to 60 points

How to apply

The applicant is required to send before the deadline (30 October 2022) to the following information in the application:

  • Personal data and CV
  • Official documentation that certifies the complementary training couses, languages, collaboration scholarships, Erasmus, etc., that appear in the CV.
  • Cover letter including: motivation for applying and naming 1 or 2 research projects (maximum), prioritized, from the list of projects below
  • A copy of the Certified Academic Record, showing grades obtained: DEGREE AND MASTER records

Research Projects:

Coordinator: Alejandro Goñi

Coordinator: M. Rosa Palacín

Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona ICMAB CSIC


Campus de la UAB, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
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