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SPIE@ICFO María Yzuel Fellowship

ICFO, Barcelona, Spain
Employer Description

ICFO is a young research institution that aims to advance the very limits of knowledge in Photonics, namely the science and technology of harnessing Light. Light, especially laser light, is one of the major enabling technologies currently available to humankind. Our research thrusts target the global forefront of photonics, and aim to tackle important challenges faced by society at large. We focus on current and future problems in Health, Energy, Information, Safety, Security and caring for the Environment.

Our most valued assets are our PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. They are bright, ambitious young women and men, with a talent for discovery and strong moral values, who aim to achieve difficult but important goals. Central to our mission is the training of the next generation of scientists and technicians through courses, seminars, access to cutting-edge experimental infrastructures, and mentoring by researchers that are among the best in the world in their field. This training aims to equip talented students with unique capabilities that help them become future leaders, either in the academic or in the industrial world.

ICFO’s core spirit is ingenuity, fascination for the unknowns, and hard work, attitudes shared by many researchers around the world with whom ICFO researchers continuously interact and correspond.

Listen to your heart: If you share these values and ambitions and you like working with light, surf our web to identify the challenge that most interests you, and get on board. A new project is about to leave port to take you on an exciting intellectual trip.

Job Description

Internships for Undergraduate & Masters Students

ICFO offers the opportunity to undertake a Final Degree Project a Masters Thesis or to participate in a Research Stay with one of our Research Groups.

In this call we offer the following fellowships, which cover funding for up to 6-months. Students may stay for a longer period up to 12-months if agreed with the corresponding host group.

  • 3 x Student Research Fellowships
  • 2 x SPIE@ICFO María Yzuel Fellowship Awards
    An activity of the SPIE@ICFO Chair for Diversity in Photonic Sciences to attract, retain and promote talented women.

Candidates will be considered for all fellowships for which they are eligible

Projects may be undertaken with any Research Group. Research lines include, but are not limited to:

  • Biophysics & Biomedical Optics
  • Optical Sensing, Optoelectronics
  • Nonlinear Optics, Ultrafast Optics & Atto-Physics
  • Quantum Optics & Quantum Information
  • Nanophotonics & Nanomechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics & Light-Matter Interactions
  • Photovoltaics, Thermal Photonics, and Solar Fuels
  • Advanced Microscopy and Nanoscopy

Interested students should browse the different research group profiles available on the ICFO website, https://www.icfo.eu/lang/research, to identify the groups that best match their interests.

Selected students will participate in ICFO’s rich scientific life, benefit from the experience of ICFO researchers, cutting edge facilities, industrial projects, the institute’s stimulating and interdisciplinary environment, and as receive high-level training as well as extensive admin and tech support. They will collaborate with scientists on research assignments tailored from available projects at ICFO, and will also acquire skills for communicating their research results.

Job Requirements

REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must be enrolled/registered to an undergraduate or master’s program during the period of the internship at ICFO. Eligible areas include, but are not limited to, Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.

Have a high working knowledge of English.

Selection of Fellows is based on merit and potential, measured in terms of academic records and personal achievements. Proactive attitudes, participation in community activities, and capacity for team-work are also taken into account.

ICFO is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates are selected exclusively on merit and potential on the basis of submitted application material. No restrictions related to disabilities or citizenship apply to ICFO positions. ICFO abides by the principles of openness, efficiency, transparency, supportiveness, and international comparability as stated in the European Charter for Researchers and the European Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

CONDITIONS

ICFO encourages applications from masters students and advanced undergraduates interested in undertaking a research project with an ICFO group, or their bachelor or masters thesis, which may be up to 12 months in duration.

The award covered by both programs includes funding up to 6 months, however students may stay for a longer period, if agreed with the corresponding host group.

The start date is flexible, but must be no later than December 2022.

The stay will have to be formalized by a training agreement between the student’s home university/institution and ICFO. Please, note that any potential offer for a fellowship at ICFO is subject to the previous verification of viability of said training agreement.

For students living in Catalunya, the fellowship include a stipend of 300 euros monthly gross.

For students that do not live in Catalunya, the fellowship include a stipend of 600 euros monthly gross, for full-time dedication. Eligible travel expenses are also covered.

Please notice that these Fellowships are not compatible with other full fellowships, except for the Erasmus.

APPLICATION PROCESS

1st step: Submit your application
To apply for a fellowship, suitable candidates are requested to submit the following documents (in English):

  • presentation/motivation letter stating research group (s) of interest and specific requests in terms of period and duration of the internship.
  • Curriculum Vitae, including contact details, in English.
  • A scanned copy of the academic transcripts for the undergraduate and postgraduate (if applies), in English or Spanish.
  • Name and contact details of one potential referee. For candidates shortlisted for interview, this referee will be automatically contacted by ICFO requesting them to provide a reference letter.

The deadline for submission of the application material, is November 21, 2021.

It is the candidate’s responsibility to make sure all required application material (see above), is complete by the time of deadline, in order to be considered.


2nd step: Review process: ICFO Student Research Fellowships

In a first revision stage, applications will first be reviewed to assure that they meet the eligibility requirements and conditions and candidates will be notified accordingly.

Eligible applications will be evaluated and ranked by the Selection Committee.

Top-ranked candidates will then pass to a matching stage, in which h/she is invited to discuss their research interests and suitability for a potential project with ICFO Group Leader(s), as well as duration of the stay and other particular conditions. An interview, either in person or online, is a fundamental part of the procedure.

If the candidate and ICFO Group Leader(s) agree to a match, the candidate will receive an official fellowship offer from ICFO.

All applicants will be notified the decision in their case by the end of December 2021, at the latest.


2nd step: Review process: SPIE@ICFO María Yzuel Fellowship Awards

Selection of Fellows is based on merit and potential, measured in terms of academic records and personal achievements. Proactive attitudes, participation in community activities, and capacity for team-work are also taken into account.

In a first revision stage, applications will first be reviewed to assure that they meet the eligibility requirements and conditions and candidates will be notified accordingly.

Eligible applications will be evaluated and ranked by the Selection Committee.

In the second step of the selection procedure, a shortlist of top-ranked candidates will be invited to videoconference interviews with the selection committee, and individual matching interviews with ICFO Group/Team Leaders, planned to take place mid-December, 2021.

Top ranked-candidates following the selection committee interviews will receive an official fellowship offer from ICFO, provided that the candidate and ICFO Group Leader(s) agree to a match.

Fellowship offers will be made to the successful candidates shortly after the interviews.

At all stages of the process, candidates may contact ICFO Human Resources and Education via jobs@icfo.eu.

JOB DETAILS
POSTED
25 October 2021
CLOSES
23 April 2022
JOB TYPE
Internship
PREFERRED EDUCATION
Bachelor's Degree
ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars)
Open
JOB FUNCTION
Researcher
FIELD
Research and Development