February 2015
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[Met-jobs] PhD Fellowships with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Spain)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Mon, 9 Feb 2015 14:07:00 +0000

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Since 1982, the "la Caixa" Foundation has offered several fellowship
programmes aimed at allowing students to undertake postgraduate studies
in Spain and abroad. Over the years, thousands of students have advanced
their training thanks to "la Caixa" Foundation fellowship. In 2008, the
"la Caixa" Foundation launched a new programme addressed to national and
international students. As part of this programme, each year fellowships
are awarded to students who wish to complete work toward their doctoral

Under a collaborative Framework Agreement, the Ministry of Economy and
Competitiveness and the "la Caixa" Foundation continue the fellowship
programme with a 3rd call. This programme aims to help the recruitment
of talented students from across the world by doing their doctoral
thesis work in one of the accredited "Severo Ochoa" centers of
excellence. The objective of this joint activity is to boost the
research capacity of the best research institutions in Spain. For this
year, the "la Caixa" Foundation has selected the Barcelona
Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) to offer 2 grants more for the academic
year 2015-2016 addressed to PhD students. This grant is renewable up to
four years.

BSC-CNS is looking for young scientists from the national and
international community who wish to do their PhD in a stimulating
environment, rich in technological resources and campus life. We
encourage applications from highly motivated engineers and computer
scientists with outstanding qualifications. Successful candidates will
join research groups with top-level scientists and will carry out their
research in cutting-edge areas of Computer Sciences, Life Sciences,
Earth Sciences and Computer Applications in Sciences and Engineering.

Requirements and selection criteria:

The programme is addressed to students (european and international) who
have completed one of the following options by September 2015:

a) studies that lead to an official Spanish (or from another country of
European higher Education Area) university degree in Computer Sciences,
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Sciences or related areas and
that have 300 credits (ECTS) of an official university degree, of which
at least 60 must correspond to master level.

b) degree in a non-Spanish university not adapted to the European Higher
Education Area with access to doctoral studies in Computer Sciences,
Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, Environmental Sciences or related areas.

Applicants should not be PhD students at BSC-CNS. Candidates are
selected exclusively on merit, on the basis of their curricula. The
academic grades and curricula of applicants are evaluated, as well as
recommendation and motivation letters. No selection criteria for
positive or negative discrimination are applied.

Skills Specifications:
.       Ability to take initiative, prioritize and work under set deadlines
and pressure
.       Ability to work independently and as part of a team
.       Excellent written and verbal communication skills
.       High level of English
.       Skills in programming

Interested candidates, please submit:
.       Curriculum vitae specifying education and experience
.       A motivation letter
.       A scanned copy of the student's certified Academic Record.
.       Two recommendation letters from university lecturers or scientists
with who the applicant has studied or worked.

Please submit applications on the link below:


Deadline for applications: Sunday 15th February, 2015

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