IMDEA initiative

Home > Open Positions > PhD Grants

PhD Student Research Assistanships

The IMDEA Software Institute performs cutting-edge research towards building the software systems of the future. We actively seek strong and enthusiastic PhD students to join us in this endeavor. We provide a stimulating and collaborative research enviroment, together with competitive salaries and close ties to industry. The institute is located in the Montegancedo Science and Technology Park in the outskirts of the vibrant city of Madrid, Spain.

Research Areas

Our research areas include the following topics:

For more details about what we are working on, please visit the home pages of the institute's faculty.


Successful candidates have obtained (or are close to obtaining) an undergraduate degree in Computer Science or a closely related area and have strong interest in subjects related to software reliability and security.


The typical duration of a PhD grant at the IMDEA Software Institute is between 3 and 5 years. The contract is renewed annually, depending on progress. The salaries vary from 18,400 to 27,600 Euros per year, depending on experience. In addition to the salary, full health insurance is provided.

Candidates holding fellowships, scholarships, or any other study grants from national or international public or private institutions are also welcome to apply as PhD students. The IMDEA Software Institute aims to achieve fair employment conditions by matching existing grants with internal funds and equipment.

The working language at the IMDEA Software Institute is English.


Candidates are encouraged to apply online using the secure application form. This includes uploading a statement of purpose, an up-to-date pdf copy of their CV, stating their research interests, and giving the contact data of one or more references. Applications can be sent at any time, without cut-off dates.