IMDEA Materials Institute launches its eighth Research Initiation Fellowship call to recruit final-year and Master's students who wish to carry out a three-month research internship during 2023 in an international and multidisciplinary environment under the supervision of a senior scientist. Deadline for applications: 19/03/2023.
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IMDEA Materials Institute is a public research organization founded in 2007 by Madrid’s regional government to carry out research of excellence in Material Science and Engineering by attracting talent from all over the world to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment. IMDEA Materials has grown rapidly since its foundation and currently includes more than 120 researchers from 22 nationalities and has become one of the leading research centers in materials in Europe which has received the María de Maeztu seal of excellence from the Spanish government. The research activities have been focused on the areas of materials for transport, energy, and health care and the Institute has state-of-the-art facilities for processing, characterization and simulation of advanced materials.
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High-throughput computational strategy based on first principles calculations and artificial intelligence tools to discover new catalysts for the hydrogen economy:
Discovery of novel and affordable heterogeneous catalysts with improved efficiency to replace Pt is critical for hydrogen production as well as for energy generation in fuel cells. This objective will be achieved through a fast and accurate computational strategy based on first principles calculations and artificial intelligence tools to explore the catalytic activity for the hydrogen evolution reaction and the oxygen reduction reaction of a huge number of compounds.
To be an undergraduate university student in their last year or MSc student in any scientific discipline (physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, etc.) or engineering.
To hold a valid Spanish residence permit.
STAGES OF THE SELECTION PROCESS
Deadline for submissions: 19/03/2023.
First Stage. The applicants will submit their registration together with their CV, academic records and Spanish Id (either DNI or NIE) and will receive an automatic confirmation of reception.
Second Stage. A selection committee will assess applicants according to the following criteria:
A shortlist of candidates will be interviewed by the selection panel. A candidate will be selected among them considering the academic record, command of English, motivation, and alignment of qualifications with the research topic.
Third Stage. The selected fellows will be informed and will receive an official confirmation. Acceptance of the fellowship is required within one week.
Applications are processed upon reception. The position might be closed once ten working days have passed since publication, so we encourage early application.
IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to equal opportunities, diversity and the promotion of a healthy work environment and work-life balance. Female applicants are encouraged to apply to our research and technical positions. See our Gender Equality Plan here and our Code of Ethics here.
Besides on-the-job technical training, IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to training the Institute’s scientists and staff in “soft” or transversal skills. See the available training here.
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The working language of the Institute is English. Full command of the English language is required in all positions.