ICFOnest+ Postdoctoral Program (COFUND): Fellowships for outstanding postdoctoral researcher

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ICFO, The Institute of Photonic Science
31 March, 2016


ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences
Mediterranean Technology Park Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 3
Castelldefels (Barcelona) 08860
41° 16' 48.0576" N, 1° 58' 35.8644" E



The ICFOnest+ Postdoctoral Program, partially supported by the Marie Curie Actions for Co-funding of Regional, National, and International Programmes (COFUND) of the European Commission, the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO), as well as by Fundacio Privada Cellex, aims at providing high-level training and support for outstanding international researchers in the early stages of their careers. ICFO will provide cutting edge facilities as well as a stimulating, international and interdisciplinary environment to help Fellows become successful future research leaders.

ICFO offers up to 25 INCOMING postdoctoral fellowships of 24 month duration to competitive international postdoctoral researchers, with ambitious research projects at the forefront of science and technology. ICFOnest+ postdoctoral researchers will work within an existing ICFO research group.

Research lines at ICFO include but are not limited to: 
- biomedical optics and biophotonics
- nanoscopy and super-resolution imaging
- nanotechnology and nanophotonics
- nonlinear optics and atom optics
- quantum optics and quantum information
- atto-science and ultrafast physics
- optical sensing and optoelectronics
- green technologies and photovoltaics
- graphene physics and nanomaterials
- single-molecule physics
- ultracold quantum matter physics
- advanced laser technology



In terms of eligibility a candidate must comply with the following requirements:

1. Have not spent more than 12 months of the prior 24 months in Spain, and not be Spanish citizens/residents. Spanish citizens may apply however if they spent at least 3 years immediately prior the application deadline in a country other than Spain.

2. Be in possession of a PhD degree at the time of the application cut-off-point.

3. Have not been awarded the PhD degree more than 5 years prior to the application deadline. Exceptions are made for documented periods of parental leave. Women may claim up to 12 months for child, for a maximum of 3 years.

4. Be first author in at least one publication (either submitted, accepted, in print or published). Copies may be requested.

5. Provide complete documentation requested for application.

Exceptions to the PhD degree requirements will be made for women with children and other documented career breaks. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. No restrictions of citizenship or gender apply to the ICFOnest+ Postdoctoral Program

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