CELLEX Foundation, ICFO and MPQ are teaming up to establish a strategic research collaboration on research topics of common interests.

Fundació Privada Cellex is a non-profit private philanthropic foundation, created in Barcelona by Dr Pere Mir i Puig, devoted to the advancement of science and education for the benefit of humankind that supports students, researchers and research institutions –primarily those based in Catalonia- through scholarships and grants.

The Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ) based in Munich carries out broad theoretical and experimental basic research in the areas of quantum optics, quantum information and quantum simulation.

ICFO- The Institute of Photonic Sciences based in Barcelona conducts wide scope research on optical and photonic sciences, with particular interest in quantum and atom optics, quantum information, nano-optics and atto-optics.

The program aims at offering top-class researchers the opportunity to join ambitious ICFO-MPQ collaborative projects at the forefront of science and technology.

The Fellows will be associated to both an existing ICFO and a MPQ research group, reporting to the corresponding Group Leaders who will be responsible for the Fellows’ research activities and the coordination of Fellows’ tasks at ICFO and the MPQ.

The CELLEX – ICFO – MPQ Fellows will be hired by ICFO on a standard employment contract for the performance of a research project aligned with regional and national regulations and according to the requirements of the “European Charter Code for Researchers”, with full-time dedication. Through their employment contract the Fellows will be affiliated to the Spanish Social Security General Regime that guarantees the Fellow and their immediate family members, or assimilated persons, social security in the circumstances and situations defined by the law.

The positions are available for an initial duration of 24 months, of which, on average, 12 months will be accomplished at ICFO, and the remaining 12 months at MPQ. In selected cases, the fellowships may be renewed.

No restrictions of citizenship apply to the positions. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Dr. Pere Mir i Puig