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Research with us (Postgraduate scholarships in Applied Research)

Call for positions of Researcher Trainees

  • What is the call?

    The Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas has a continuous open call for positions of Researcher Trainees.

    The training offered involves active participation in R&D projects, under the supervision of a professor or researcher at the University. These projects are for the leading companies in the energy and industrial sectors. Therefore, these companies provide the necessary funding for the research activity and IIT graduate training.

  • Which are the conditions?

    To be able to join the IIT it is necessary to be able to access the doctoral program, so it is necessary to be in possession of an official Master's degree.

    The Researcher in Formation will enter formally in the Doctorate Program of the Pontifical University Comillas, existing two modalities as predoctoral researcher:

    • Type A. Full-time contract, with shared commitment among the doctoral thesis and research projects. It will have annual contracts for a maximum period of 5 years, with a gross annual remuneration of € 25,065, for the year 2017.
    • Type B. Full-time contract, dedicated exclusively to the completion of the doctoral thesis. It will have annual contracts for a maximum period of 3 years, with a gross annual remuneration of € 16,807, for the year 2017.

  • Who should participate in this call?

    In the IIT we are looking for people who have recently successfully completed their studies on engineering (industrial, organization, computers, electronics, etc.) but also in related disciplines such as science, mathematics or physics. We greatly value that candidates have a good academic curriculum, eager to confront problems requiring new solutions, ability to work in teams and feel the need of advanced training, without losing the connection to the real world.

  • Send your CV

    If you are interested in applying for a position at the IIT please fill in this form. If your profile is suitable we will contact you for a personal interview. It is mandatory to attach your CV and academic records.

    We value the knowledge of the research areas at the IIT, a very good command of written and spoken English, and knowledge of programming languages.

Postgraduate scholarships in Applied Research

  • Feasibility of heating supply using cogeneration (CHP) for Spanish homes as a tool against energy poverty. (Reference 17008)   
    Millions of people are currently affected by energy poverty in Spain. In this context, this research work will analyze the feasibility of a variety of of both conventional and innovative systems (such as microcogeneration or small-scale cogeneration) for domestic heating supply. The starting point will be to assess the heating demand by geographic areas, to propose the most effective systems, including alternatives to fund the investment. Additionally, this information will be presented in a user-friendly website in order to be effectively used by anyone interested on it. This work is part of the research areas of the Chair on Energy and Poverty. The candidate will work in projects and other activities of this Chair.

    Requirements: Candidates must hold a Master degree in areas connected with mechanic and energy engineering. They should be willing to compromise in the quest for solutions to energy poverty.

    Full-time position with a shared commitment among the doctoral thesis and research projects.

  • Analysis and modeling of gas and electricity markets (Reference 17009)   
    We offer working with one of the largest energy utilities, in the context of modeling and planning of electricity and natural gas markets. The responsibilities will include collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, developing modeling and optimization tools for energy systems, as well as forecasting of prices.

    Requirements: The ideal candidate should have a good understanding of the electricity and the natural gas markets, as well as a domain of programming with Visual Basic, Matlab and GAMS.

    Full-time position with a shared commitment among the doctoral thesis and research projects.

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