call for PhD

The ENHANCE PhD Programme and research training - Deadline Feb 16th, 2018

ENHANCE is offering 13 Early Stage Researcher PhD positions in a broad, structured and bespoke programme summarised in a clear-cut specialisation Career Development Plan. This will include key doctoral training elements of academic and transferrable skills provision by establishing attractive academic training modules, schools and workshops that will prepare the student for a rapidly changing work environment, with short product development times and life cycles and rapid evolution of knowledge.

The PhD Programmes are also enriched by the co-supervision and secondments at the industrial and academic partners’ state-of-the-art facilities in order to carry out research activities and test concepts in chemistry, materials science, physics, mechanics, engineering, electronics.

Selection process

How to apply:

In order to apply, send by email to project coordinator Ausrine Bartasyte,

or to project manager Antonio Cavallaro, :

• CV (2 pages)

• Diploma (copy) of Master degree or equivalent degree which formally entitle to embark on a doctorate, including annexes with marks/classifications.

• Cover letter (1 page)

• Names and contact details of two referees, who agreed to provide recommendation letters

• List of selected Phd topics in order or preference

Additional comments

We offer 13 positions with very competitive salaries in Italy, Germany, UK and France. 

PhD/ESR Positions available:

One position at IMEP-LAHC, Grenoble Institute of Technology:

Grenoble, France,


• ESR8 : Vertical nanowire integrated nanogenerators based on nanostructures with high K2;  Supervisors: L. Montes

Study of direct piezoelectric effect in nanowires (grown by ESR6 & ESR 7) by lateral and vertical AFM piezoelectric measurements; study of size effect and size distribution on the piezoelectric coefficients; electrical modelling of nanowire based transducers; FEM simulations for predictive scaling of nanowires; modelling, fabrication and characterization of vertical nanowire integrated nanogenerators (VING) working in non-resonance mode; comparison of performance of VINGs based on materials with low and high K2