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A PhD research fellowship offered at ICTA-UAB 'María de Maeztu' Unit of Excellence

Date: 2016-10-11

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A PhD research fellowship offered at

Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA)

‘Maria de Maetzu’ Unit of Excellence

 

Contract Duration: up to 3 years, Reference project:

MDM-2015-0552

 

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) offers a scholarship to candidates who would like to pursue their Ph.D. degree at ICTA within ‘María de Maeztu’ Excelence programme. This programme includes 19 PhD students and 5 postdoctoral researchers.

The project is entitled “Integrated modeling of human–ecological systems in a novel unified framework”. The supervisors are prof. Eric Galbraith and prof. Jeroen van den Bergh. The project is expected to start in early 2017.

Click for further information about the project and the specific Ph.D. profile.

Applicants should have an excellent academic record (notably high grades) and have completed their Master’s degree before the recruitment date. Applications or requests for further information should be directed at pr.mdm.icta@uab.cat. The deadline applications is 8 pm (CET) on 25th October 2016.

María de Maeztu Excellence award for ICTA-UAB

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology was accredited as ‘María de Maeztu’ Unit of Excellence 2015 (MDM-2015-0552) by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO). The award is the highest institutional recognition of scientific research in Spain. This programme, which aims to recognise excellence in stable research centres and includes a grant of 2 M€ over four years, confirms ICTA-UAB as a leading research institute focused on environmental science and global change.

The research focuses on establishing the current state of knowledge on climate change and its socio-economic impacts, and on developing transformative solutions at local to global levels. To tackle these issues, ICTA follows a trans-disciplinary approach that ranges from the natural sciences through engineering to social sciences.

Qualifications

María de Maeztu fellowships are open to outstanding candidates with high grades and excellent oral and written English skills. We invite candidates with a background in environmental, earth and life sciences, chemistry, biology, geography or the social sciences, including sociology, anthropology, political science, economics and psychology. A passion for exploring interdisciplinary topics is required, as projects will encompass multidisciplinary teams with expertise in the natural sciences, technology studies and/or social sciences. Successful candidates must hold a master’s degree or equivalent at the time of recruitment. For more details see the

Contract terms:

Contract terms are related to the trainee research staff programme at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (PIF):

-  This is a 3 year fellowship with an annual evaluation. The gross salary will be of 16.422€ per year. This means a monthly gross salary of 1.368,50€ (12 payments).

-  The programme will cover the Ph.D. enrolment fees (except administrative taxes).

-  The programme providing funding for a research stay of up to 3 months to an international institute of high reputation.

-  The fellow will join one of the ICTA-UAB research groups (http://ictaweb.uab.cat/recerca.php), and will be encouraged to collaborate broadly with our faculty.

-  The fellow will have access to a wide range of academic activities, such as research seminars and workshops, as well as training in relevant scientific skills and career development courses.

-  The fellow should attend selected courses offered by the ICTA-UAB María de Maeztu Programme.

Application procedure:

Interested candidates should send a Curriculum Vitae, a letter with motivation and contact information of three referees to pr.mdm.icta@uab.cat

Please mention MdM PhD application project Galbraith” in the subject of the email message.

The selection process will take place during the last two weeks of November. Interview will be done by Skype. Decisions will be communicated to applicants ultimately in December 2016.

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