BIST PhD and Post-Doctoral opportunities

Horizon 2020 COFUND Program

BIST is among the recipients of the 2017 Horizon 2020 COFUND Grants. In total, both the COFUND grant and the BIST (including the participating BIST centres) are each contributing approximately €10 million to the programs.

The program will allow more PhD students and post-doctoral fellows than ever before to complete cutting-edge research in one of the five participating BIST centres of excellence (ICFO, ICIQ, ICN2, IFAE, IRB Barcelona) while also receiving world-class professional development and career training opportunities.

The Cofund Program gives BIST the opportunity to provide fully funded positions to 28 PhD students and 61 post-doctoral fellows in four thematic areas: biomedical, chemistry, experimental physics, and interdisciplinary.

Both the PhD and Post-Doctoral Programs will allow students to complete multidisciplinary research at the participating BIST research centres and associated partner institutions (hospitals, private companies, technology centres, and other academic institutions), which will provide opportunities for collaborations, secondments, training, networking activities and additional activities to complement and improve the professional development of the fellows.

Tentative schedule for PhD Program calls:

*Please check back for updated information

• Call 1: 1st November 2017 (14 positions) – Deadline: 7th January 2018
• Call 2: 15th March 2018 (14 positions) – Deadline: 14th May 2018

Tentative schedule for Post-Doctoral Program calls:

*Please check back for updated information

• Call 1: 1st September 2017 (16 positions) – Deadline: 1st November 2017
• Call 2: 1st February 2018 (15 positions) – Deadline: 1st April 2018
• Call 3: 10th June 2018 (15 positions) – Deadline 15th September 2018
• Call 4: 1st December 2018 (15 positions) – Deadline 1st February 2019

Program Funding

PhD students and post-doctoral fellows will be funded with an annual salary and a one-time relocation allowance (if relocation is necessary). Funding for these positions will be a combined amount from the BIST, from each participating BIST centre, and from the cofunding grant.

We encourage you to keep an eye on the BIST website for further information about the program and for the calls for proposals when they open up.

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