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PhD positions - “la Caixa” Doctoral INPhINIT 2022 fellowship programme

Publication date:
10 Nov 2021
Application Deadline:
16 Feb 2022
Staff Type:
Research Staff
Research Type:
PhD Student

Job description

The doctoral fellowship programme INPhINIT “la Caixa” is devoted to attracting talented Early-Stage Researchers —of any nationality— who wish to pursue their PhD studies in Spanish or Portuguese territory.

The doctoral INPhINIT fellowships offer a highly competitive salary and complementary opportunities for training on transferrable skills through annual training sessions, temporary stays in industry, incentives upon completion of the thesis, among other elements that make these fellowships some of the most attractive and complete in Europe.

This programme is divided into two different frames:

  • Doctorate INPhINITIncoming: 35 PhD fellowships for researchers willing to carry out their PhD project in research centres accredited with the Spanish Seal of Excellence Severo Ochoa –including CRAG–, María de Maeztu or Health Institute Carlos III and Portuguese units accredited as “excellent” according to the evaluation of the Fundação de Ciência e Tecnologia.

CRAG offers 9 PhD research projects for developing a PhD under the INPhINIT ”la Caixa” INCOMING Doctoral Fellowship Programme. These projects fall into different disciplines such as Plant and Animal biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genomics and Proteomics or Bioinformatics.You can check them at this link and at

For the Incoming modality, candidates must not have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline.

  • Doctorate INPhINIT Retaining: 30 PhD fellowships for researchers willing to carry out their PhD project in any research domain and in any university or research centre in Spain or Portugal, including CRAG.

For the Retaining modality, candidates must have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline.

Doctoral INPhINIT fellows enjoy a 3-year contract under the Spanish or Portuguese labour legislation in force, respecting health and safety, and social security provisions in a stimulating research training environment, with access to appropriate equipment, facilities and opportunities.

Furthermore, the INPhINIT fellows at CRAG will also enjoy the CRAG PhD programme.

Deadline for submitting applications:

27 January 2022 (Incoming modality)

16 February 2022 (Retaining modality)
All the information about the INPhINIT, ”la Caixa” Doctoral Fellowship 2022 Programme can be found at the Programme website, through which candidates will also be able to apply.

 About the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG)

The Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) is an independent research institution located in the area of Barcelona (Spain) and devoted to leading-edge research in plant and farm animal biology, genetics and genomics, with an emphasis in the molecular basis of genetic characters of interest in plants and farm animals and in the applications of molecular approaches for breeding of species important for agriculture and food production.

 CRAG has been recognized by with the “Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence” award from the Spanish Government, which acknowledges the Centre’s cutting-edge research, scientific leadership and impact at global level, as well as its active collaboration in the social and business environment. CRAG holds the "Human Resources Excellence in Research" (HRS4R) award from the European Commission. The HRS4R award reflects CRAG's commitment to conduct transparent and merit-based recruitment and appraisal procedures and to provide attractive working conditions in alignment with the European Charter and Code.

 About ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation

 ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation is a Spanish non-profit organisation whose mission is to contribute towards the progress of people and society. Its main lines of action are to provide opportunities for the most vulnerable groups; to support progress through educational, scientific and cultural activities; to contribute towards greater understanding and improvement of the environment; to promote research in the fields of life sciences, healthcare, social sciences and humanities; and to foster the dissemination of science and technology.

 Since 1982, ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation has offered its fellowships programmes —through which more than 4,000 talented young people have received fellowships to take up postgraduate studies or begin their research careers in Spain and abroad. The ”la Caixa” fellowship programmes enjoy great recognition thanks to their prestige, to the reliability and rigour of the selection processes, to the fellows’ excellent academic level and the impact that the fellowship has on their future academic or professional careers.

la Caixa Doctoral INPhINIT 2022 fellowship programme


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