Department of Electronic Engineering - Departament d’Enginyeria
Electrònica, Eléctrica i Automática
Scholarship goal: To obtain a European-compliant PhD. Degree (and eventually a Master in Electronic Engineering)
Duration: 4 years (2 year grant + two year job contract)
Funding organization: Rovira i Virgili University, Electronics Department
Location: Tarragona (located by the sea at the NE of Spain, 100 km SW of Barcelona)
Retribution: 907 € per month the first 2 years (grant)
1100 € per month the last 2 years (contract)
General description of the Master/PhD. programme: The candidate is expected to work full time (8h a day) during the four years to obtain his/her PhD.
Depending on the diplomas owned by the candidate, he/she will have to follow a few courses equivalent to 60 ECTS from a Research Master in Electronic Engineering (in this case the students will obtain the title of Master in Electronics Engineering) before starting his/her research activities, which should lead to his/her thesis dissertation at the end of the fourth year.
During the last two years, the candidate will be additionally funded to develop part of his research work at another European research institution for a duration of at least three months, so he/she can obtain a European PhD. certificate.
Profile of the candidate: The optimal profile for the position would be a recent graduate in electronic engineering or chemistry or physics (chemistry, chemical engineering, analytical chemistry, biochemical engineering, electronic engineering, physics, etc.) willing to obtain his/her European Ph.D. degree in four years.
The candidate should be able to economically sustain him/herself with the grant with no additional funding (something easy to do in Spain with such a grant).
Applicants are expected to work in the following area:
Development of Microsystems for chemical analysis (pre-concentrator systems, micro and nano gas sensors).
Good level of English is required and good Spanish level would be appreciated too.
Information required: Applicants are required to send to the address specified below a full Curriculum Vitae (as complete as possible), Copy of their diploma (with the The Hague apostille), copy of their passport, Academic certificate including their marks (it is important that the number of hours of each subject or the ECTS of each subject appears clearly in this document).
It is also very important that the document specifies what is the minimum mark for passing a given subject and what is the maximum mark that can be awarded.
Departament d’Enginyeria Electrònica, Eléctrica i Automática
Avda. Paissos Catalans 26,
margarita.rebenaque [at] urv.cat
Deadline: April 30th