About DocFam+

DOCFAM+ benefits

  • A wide variety of research projects & hosting supervisors within the functional advanced materials sector.
  • Working in innovative projects with commercial applications in 3 main European societal challenges: Clean & Secure Energy, Smart Nanomedicine & Low-cost Electronics.
  • Advanced training aspects combining research-oriented and demanding soft skills.
  • International experience through a secondment in one of our 17 associated partners: start-ups, universities, technology centers and synchrotron installations.
  • Being part of a network of researchers that will be coming together in different training events and meetings in Barcelona.
  • An excellent salary above national standards.
  • An assigned mentor to guide you though your Career Development.


Host Institutions

Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)

The Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) is a “Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence" for the development of “Smart Functional Materials for a Better Future” (FUNFUTURE, 2020-2023). ICMAB is located in the Bellaterra Campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), the best University in Spain according to several international rankings (ARWU, CWUR), providing an excellent environment for the development of the doctoral programme. From 2009, the UAB Campus has been also recognised as a Campus of International Excellence (Sphere UAB-CIE).

In addition, six additional partner organisations will be involved in the programme to offer the fellows the perfect interdisciplinary, intersectorial and international environment to carry out their projects and contribute to the programme through the funding of several doctoral fellowships.
All the participating organisations in the programme have an outstanding track-record in terms of recruitment and training of doctoral researchers, and they are all endorsed to the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, ensuring the best possible conditions to enhance the potential and future career perspectives for the recruited researchers.



ALBA Synchrotron


Barcelona Microelectronics Institute of the National Microelectronics Centre


Catalan Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology


Institute of High Energy Physics


Catalonia Institute for Energy Research


Autonomous University of Barcelona


13 ESR positions offered

1st Call (2023)

  • Opening date: 2023
  • Deadline: end of 2023
13 ESR positions offered

2nd Call (2024)



Available positions in Call 1

To be published soon

If you are an eligible candidate interested in applying to one of the 26 PhD positions available at DOCFAM+, please visit the online application system

DOCFAM+ has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 10181337

ICMAB acknowledges financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, through the “Severo Ochoa” Programme for Centres of Excellence in R&D (SEV- 2015-0496, CEX2019-000917-S)

Implementing Partners

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