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About DocFam+

DocFam+ benefits

  • A wide variety of research projects & hosting supervisors within the Functional Advanced Materials sector.
  • Working on 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.
  • Gain professional experience through secondment in one of our 17 associated partners: start-ups, universities, technology centres 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 through your Career Development Plan.

Host Institution

Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)

The Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) is a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence. ICMAB is located in the Bellaterra Campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), one of the best universities in Spain according to several international rankings (ARWU, CWUR), providing an excellent environment for the development of the doctoral programme. Since 2009, the UAB Campus has been also recognised as a Campus of International Excellence (Sphere UAB-CIE).

In addition, six partner organisations will be involved in the programme to offer the fellows the perfect interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international environment to carry out their projects and contribute to the programme by co-funding the 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 by 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

DocFam+ Calls

13 ESR positions offered

1st Call (2023)



13 ESR positions offered

2nd Call (2024)

Opening: 2nd May 2024

Deadline: 30th June 2024

Available positions in Call 2

If you are an eligible candidate interested in applying to one of the positions available at DocFam+, please visit the online platform