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 in the STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). 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 (such as CRAG), 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 grant agreement No 847648.
- 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 (including CRAG). 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.
As a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, CRAG can host “la Caixa” Postdoctoral Junior Leader fellows from both of the modalities (Incoming and Retaining). We recommend you to check CRAG research programmes and groups and contact the principal investigator(s) to discuss about the potential project. If you have any questions or if there are particular issues you would like to discuss regarding your potential postdoc project, you can also contact postdocprogramcragenomica.es
We also recommend to check CRAG’s page on postdoctoral training.
Read all the details about this call and apply at:
The call is currently open and closes on 7 October 2020.