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Come for a postdoc at the ICMAB with a Postdoctoral Junior Leader Fellowship "la Caixa"

If you are considering to carry out Postdoctoral Research, come to the ICMAB with one of "la Caixa" Postdoctorate Junior Leader Fellowships! It's the opportunity you're looking for!

The Postdoctoral Junior Leader fellowships programme is aimed at hiring excellent researchers, of any nationality, who wish to continue their research career in Spain or Portugal. The objectives of this programme are to foster high-quality, innovative research in Spain and Portugal and to support the best scientific talent by providing them with an attractive, competitive environment in which to conduct excellent research.

The Postdoctoral Junior Leader fellowships programme is divided into two different frames:

  • Postdoctorate Junior Leader – Incoming: 30 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities. They will be offered a three-year employment contract to conduct a research project at accredited centres with the Severo Ochoa or María de Maeztu excellence award, Institutos de Investigación Sanitaria Carlos IIII and units evaluated as excellent by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia of Portugal.
    For Spanish institutions, candidates must have resided in Spain less than 12 months in the last three years while for Portuguese institutions, candidates must have resided in Portugal less than 12 months in the last three years. This frame is co-funded by the European Commission within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions scheme of Horizon2020.

  • Postdoctorate Junior Leader – Retaining: 15 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities to carry out research at any university or research centre in Spain or Portugal. For Spanish institutions, candidates must have resided in Spain more than 12 months in the last three years while for Portuguese institutions, candidates must have resided in Portugal more than 12 months in the last three years.

By means of a complementary training programme, these fellowships are intended to consolidate research skills and to foster an independent scientific career as an option for the future.

As part of this complementary training, Junior Leader fellows have to pursue a mandatory secondment in a different institution to increase their transversal skills. These secondments, with a duration between 3 to 6 months, must be performed in an international or intersectorial institution.

Incoming 

  • 9 July 2020: Starting date for the submission of applications.
  • 7 October 2020: Deadline for applications.
  • 27 January 2021: Announcement of shortlisted candidates.
  • From 7 to 9 March 2021: Selection interviews in Barcelona.
  • 24 March 2021: Publication of results of the selection process.

Researchers of any nationality are eligible for the Postdoctoral Junior Leader fellowships programme. In order to get accepted, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Experience: They should have earned their doctoral degree two to seven years prior to the deadline of the call for applications. The date of the doctoral thesis defence will be understood as the date when the doctoral degree was obtained. In the cases of interruption of the research activity between the date of obtaining the doctoral degree and the call deadline, the candidate may request an extension of the period in which the doctoral degree must have been obtained.

  • Geographic mobility: For candidates applying to Spanish centres or units: Candidates must not have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than twelve months in the three years immediately preceding the closing date of the call. Short stays, such as holidays, will not be taken into account.

  • Complete applications: Only candidates whose applications meet all the requirements of the call may be accepted.

Retaining

  • 9 July 2020: Starting date for the submission of applications.
  • 7 October 2020: Deadline for applications.
  • 27 January 2021: Announcement of shortlisted candidates.
  • 24 and 25 February 2021: Selection interviews in Barcelona.
  • 24 March 2021: Publication of results of the selection process.

Researchers of any nationality are eligible for the Postdoctoral Junior Leader - Retaining. The fellows may carry out their research project at any Spanish or Portuguese university or research centre.

In order to get accepted, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Experience: They should have earned their doctoral degree two to seven years prior to the deadline of the call for applications. The date of the doctoral thesis defence will be understood as the date when the doctoral degree was earned.
    In the cases of interruption of the research activity between the date of obtaining the doctoral degree and the call deadline, the candidate may request an extension of the period in which the doctoral degree must have been obtained

  • Geographic mobility: For candidates applying to Spanish centers or universities: Candidates must have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than twelve months in the three years immediately prior to the closing date of the call. Short stays, such as holidays, will not be taken into account.

  • Complete applications: Only candidates whose applications meet all the requirements of the call may be accepted.

Application

If you are interested in applying for a Postdoctoral Junior Leader fellowship at the ICMAB, please visit our Research Units and feel free to contact any of the researchers to discuss the topic of your research.

Please go to the programme website, and click on the button that you will find to create your personal account and fill in the online application form.

The call for applications  closes on 7 October 2020 at 2 p.m. (Central European Time - CET).

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