ICIQ FULLY-FUNDED PhD PROGRAMME 2024 – FIRST CALL

The Fully-Funded PhD Programme offered by The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) is aimed at exceptional graduate students from all over the world, to support their enrolment in a training and research programme in the field of chemistry, ultimately leading to the completion of a Doctoral Thesis in partnership with the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). The programme will also contribute to their professional career development, in the fields of academia and industry.

This objective is achieved by:

The performance of an individual research project under the direction of an internationally renowned Group Leader, in a creative and stimulating scientific environment.
Opportunities for short stays in distinguished international research institutions.
Opportunities for complementary training in both technical and soft skills. Trainings are designed to ensure a successful career: weekly scientific seminars, hands-on training in the use of state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation, IP management, entrepreneurship, research integrity, knowledge and technology transfer, grant applications, project management, communication skills and career development.
The programme is addressed to highly qualified and talented graduate students with a keen interest in chemical research. Candidates should have an excellent academic record, strong commitment to scientific research and a solid working knowledge of English.

Admission to the programme is on a competitive basis.

Only one application per person will be considered. In case of multiple applications, only the first application submitted will be taken into consideration.

Candidates must ensure that all the required documentation is included before submitting the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The programme is open to graduate students, from any nationality that fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

Candidates must have a Master’s or an equivalent degree in the areas of Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics, Chemical Engineering or related disciplines that must be completed by the time of enrolment in the PhD programme.


Please refer to the attached call document with detailed information on the available positions, the grant conditions, application documents and the fellowship eligibility criteria.

ICIQ follows in its selection process a gender equality opportunity policy and a non-discrimination policy on the basis of age, ethnic or social origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, language and disability.

ICIQ is committed to promoting a work-life balance for its employees and, as such, offers flexible working hours.



Available positions:

Supervisor: Dr. José A. Berrocal (iciq.org)

Project: Development of polymer materials incorporating photo- and mechano-responsive molecules for sensing applications

Number of positions: 1

Reference: PhD 2024-01 JB



Supervisor: Prof. Julio Lloret-Fillol (iciq.org)

Project: Harnessing Light for Advanced Reductive Cross-Coupling Catalysis

Number of positions: 1

Reference: PhD 2024-02 JLL



Supervisor: Prof. Núria López (iciq.org)

Project: Machine Learning for the Analysis of Experimental Data

Number of positions: 1

Reference: PhD 2024-03 NL



Supervisor: Prof. Ruben Martin (iciq.org)

Project: Ni-catalyzed asymmetric carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions

Number of positions: 1

Reference: PhD 2024-04 RM



Supervisor: Prof. Marcos G. Suero (iciq.org)

Project: New catalytic carbyne transfer

Number of positions: 1

Reference: PhD 2024-05 MGS



Supervisor: Dr. Katherine Villa

Project: Light-driven nanorobots for Removal of Biological Agents

Number of positions: 1

Reference: PhD 2024-06 KV