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15 PhD positions for international students at SEPOMO_2017

Written by Farhan Haider

 ITN SEPOMO, supported and co-funded by the EC through the H2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie ITN Programme invites applications for 15 PhD positions in one call. The SEPOMO aims to attract qualified international Early Stage Researchers for high quality PhD training.

Duration: 3 year

Starting date: June 2017 (10 positions) and October 2017 (5 positions)

Participating host organizations

  • University of Groningen (NL)
  • University of Oxford (UK)
  • Technical University of Chemnitz (DE)
  • Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg (DE)
  • University of Mons (BE)
  • Technical University of Dresden (DE)
  • Heliatek GmbH (DE)
  • Eurecat (ES)
  • Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ES)
  • University of Angers (FR)
  • Merck Chemicals Ltd (UK)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicant must be committed to research and excellence in education, but enthusiasm and team spirit also counts.
  • Applicant must have background in the area chemistry, physics, material sciences, electrical engineering or combinations thereof.
  • Applicant must have completed a European master’s degree or equivalent at the time of recruitment.
  • Applicant must be an Early Stage Researcher
  • Applications are invited from all nationalities; however, application must comply with the European Commission’s mobility rule.
  • Applicant must have excellent proficiency in English language.


  • The basic gross salary (living allowance) is approximately € 3.000euro/month
  • Mobility allowance: gross € 600/month for participation in training schools, workshops and conferences.
  • Family allowance of gross € 500/month (if applicable)


  • CV
  • Copy of Master certificate/Bachelor certificate
  • Copy of grades transcripts
  • Motivation letter (max. 800 words)
  • Summary of research experience (max. 1 A4)
  • Copy of TOEFL or IELTS scores (if available)
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization ITN SEPOMO (H2020-MSCA-ITN European Training Network)
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country European Countries
Subject areas Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, Electrical Engineering
Fellowship amount € 3.000,- euro/month with other allowances
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline until all positions are filled
    #     Project title
1  Charge transfer at organic donor-acceptor interfaces
 University of Groningen, NL
 2  Triplet exciton dynamics
University of Groningen, NL
 3  Spin Effects in Organic Solar Cells
 University of Oxford, UK
 4  Characterisation of spin dependent loss mechanisms in organic solar cells
 Chemnitz University of Technology, DE
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 5  Studies of Spin Sensitive Processes in Organic Solar Cells  CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS
 Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, DE
 6  Qualitative and quantitative characterization of loss mechanisms in organic solar cells
Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, DE
 7  Singlet and triplet electronic excitations in polar molecules: Impact on charge separation  at organic interfaces  CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS
 University of Mons, BE
 8  Triplet migration and annihilation in organic conjugated materials
University of Mons, BE
 9  Triplet harvesting in vacuum deposited organic solar cells
 Technical University of Dresden
10  The influence of spin on competition between charge extraction and recombination in vacuum processed organic solar cells
 Heliatek GmbH, DE
11  Structure-processing-performance nexus of solution processed organic thin films   CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS
Fundació EURECAT, ES
12  Nanoscale morphology and microstructure of organic thin films CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS
 Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona, ES
13  Donor-acceptor molecules with tailored band gap and energy levels as donor material for organic solar cells
 University of Angérs, FR
14  Three-dimensional conjugated systems with reduced S-T gap
 University of Angérs, FR
15  Design, characterization and manipulation of electronic spin interactions for efficient and stable organic solar cells
 Merck Chemicals LTD, UK

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