The value of a PhD project – Training through research
Conducting a PhD project provides young engineers and scientist with a robust background for their future career, be it in the academic or private sector. Through exposure and direct contribution to research, you will gain scientific and technical expertise, train your communication skills, develop project management and collaborative working methods, and build a network. Close to 100% of our PhDs get employed very soon after graduating, with an equal share between the academic and private sector, largely in R&D for the latter case.
The various ways to work as a a PhD at SPINTEC
We regularly open PhD positions with readily-available grants based on our own funding. Such positions are advertised below, when available. Besides this, there are a significant number of programs to apply for grants, in a joint project involving the candidate and the laboratory, as listed below. A list of research topics for which we are seeking candidates is updated on a yearly basis, typically during the Fall, to be displayed on this page. The list of topics proposed for Master-2 internships already provides a good starting point.
Part of our PhD projects are conducted in an international collaborative framework with a foreign university. This can take the form of a co-funding and co-tutella with a joint degree, or secondments with duration of a few months or longer.
Some PhD funding agencies
- A significant share of the PhD grants at SPINTEC are covered by ongoing projects funded by either the French National Research Agency ANR, or European projects.
- Doctorate schools. We are mostly connected to the Physis and the Electronics, Electrical Energy, Automatic Control and Signal Processing doctoral Schools.
- LANEF excellence action.
- Materials, Physics and Engineering Institute of Université Grenoble Alpes.
- Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions
- Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
- CIFRE grants, funded with an industrial partner.
Latest positions posted
- Recruiting a PhD to develop a skyrmion-based magnetic field sensor [May 12th, 2023]
Position: Skyrmions are circular magnetic domains of (sub-)micron size with increasing interest to the scientific community, considering to use them for information encoding. The aim of this thesis is to exploit the potential of skyrmions in ...
- [POSITION FILLED] PhD grant: exploring new designs addressing fabrication and read/write bottlenecks of Perpendicular-Shape-Anisotropy MRAM [April 13th, 2023]
Position: The objective of the PhD project is to explore disruptive fabrication routes, cell and material designs to lift the two bottlenecks, related to fabrication and efficiency of the write operation with a spin-polarized current. While ...
- PhD position — Spin manipulation by chiral phonons [April 08th, 2022]
Description of Group/Project: A joint program between the Université Grenoble-Alpes and the University of Tokyo seeks to appoint a creative and motivated experimental Ph.D. student to participate in an ongoing project on spin manipulation by chiral ...
- [POSITION FILLED] PhD topic – Exploring THz spintronics through spin dynamics in antiferromagnets [February 04th, 2020]
The SPINTEC laboratory in Grenoble, France, is seeking a PhD candidate for a joint application to a specific PhD studentship program. The joint application is to be submitted by March 2020 for a studentship available ...
- [POSITION FILLED] PhD topic – Spintronics with epitaxial 2D materials and topological insulators [April 30th, 2019]
Transition metal dichalcogenides (MoS2, WSe2, etc.) and topological insulators (Bi2Se3, Bi2Te3) are graphene siblings holding great promise for semiconductor spintronics. They possess an intense spin-orbit interaction that couples the electron momentum and spin. This coupling ...