In 2020, one selected candidate will be the beneficiary of a 3-year working contract with all benefits attached. The contract includes high level interdisciplinary, intersectoral, and international training with personalized career development plan involving soft-skills training, secondments and mentoring. Over 50 partner organisations actively support this programme.

The position is based on an individual project: (Bio)Electrochemical Tools for Integration of Biological Systems and Electronic Components (BIONIC) in the PhD programme of Nanoscience, Materials and Chemical Engineering.

The European H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie MFP-COFUND Doctoral Programme offers:

  • One of the best salaries at doctoral level in Europe. In addition to the salary, the URV will contribute up to €7,500 each year to the doctoral student’s research costs.
  • An international environment, supported by adherence to the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
  • Enrolment in excellent doctoral programmes.
  • Secondments at international (and in some cases intersectoral) partner organisations.
  • Access to a comprehensive research training package, together with an attractive transversal skills programme.
  • Opportunity to do research in a top 500 universities in the world (76 in THE Young universities ranking).
  • Access to high-quality facilities and infrastructure for research & innovation.
  • Gender balanced, Open, Transparent and Merit based Recruitment.
  • Equal opportunities for all.

 Eligibility criteria

  • Comply with the MSCA mobility rule:
    • The candidate, of any nationality, must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline.
  • ESR eligibility criteria:
    • Early-stage researchers (ESR) shall, at the call deadline, be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • Comply with the conditions for PhD enrolment at URV.


OPEN CALL. Deadline: 15/11/2020




Management team:

MFP-COFUND website

PhD thesis supervisors:

Ioanis Katakis

Ciara O’Sullivan