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13 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral positions in the 2nd DocFam+ call

On 2nd May 2024, the second call for doctoral contracts within the DocFam+ (Doctoral training programme in Functional Advanced Materials) MSCA-COFUND coordinated by ICMAB-CSIC will open. 

06 May 2024

DocFam+ is a 5-year doctoral training programme in Functional Advanced Materials presented by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and coordinated through the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) in collaboration with several partner research institutions from the region, six of them contributing to the co-funding of the programme: Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM-CSIC), Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC), High Energy Physics Institute (IFAE), Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and ALBA Synchrotron.

DocFam+ had established two calls in the programme to recruit 26 prospective Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Doctoral Candidates to provide the next generation of skilled scientists in the bourgeoning key emerging technology of Functional Advanced Materials. The first call, launched in 2023, allowed the recruitment of 12 fellows.

In this second call, opening on 2nd May 2024 and with a deadline of 30th June 2024, a total of 13 positions are offered: 4 for ICMAB-CSIC, 1 at IMB-CNM-CSIC, 2 at ICN2, 2 at IREC, 1 at IFAE, 1 at UAB, and 2 at ALBA Synchrotron. 

The programme involves a wide range of research projects within the functional advanced materials field, targeting three main applications in alignment with major European societal challenges: Clean & Secure EnergySmart Nanomedicine, and Sustainable & Low-Cost Electronics. 

DocFam+ offers 36-month contracts with a salary above national standards. Recruited fellows will also participate in a complete advanced training programme including research-oriented and demanding transversal skills and guidance through their Career Development.  

All information regarding the programme, including the application and evaluation process, the eligibility criteria and the research projects available in this call, can be found on the project’s website ( 

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