Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme, Junior Leader “la Caixa” at ICMAB

30 postdoctoral fellowships at Universities and Research Centres of Spain are offered through the Junior Leader Programme from “la Caixa”, which is aimed at hiring excellent researchers—of any nationality—who wish to continue their research career in the Spanish territory on any discipline.

Sponsored by Obra Social ”la Caixa”, the objectives of this programme are to foster high-quality, innovative research in Spain and to support the best scientific talents by providing them with an attractive, competitive environment in which to conduct excellent research.

The Junior Leader programme is divided into two different frames:

  • “la Caixa” Junior Leader – Incoming: 20 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities that must not have resided or 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. 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 distinction of excellence, including ICMAB. 
  • “la Caixa” Junior Leader – Retaining: 10 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities that must have resided or 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, to carry out research at any university or research centre in Spain.

Researchers in the Junior Leader “la Caixa” programme will have a three-year contract with a very competitive stipend and a complementary training and mentoring programme. By means of this programme, these fellowships are intended to consolidate research skills and to foster an independent scientific career as an option for the future.

At ICMAB we will be happy to host postdoctoral researchers from this program. You can check about ICMAB research programs and groups at our website.

For details of the grant, applications and selection criteria process, and other general questions, please visit the  Postdoctoral Fellowship Junior leader website.

Deadline: 2 October 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (Central European Time – CET).