Postdoctoral Junior Leader Fellowships - "la Caixa" Foundation (# of pos: 45)
"la Caixa" Foundation
SpainPortugal
hace 21 horas
source : Euraxess

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 :

  • Postdoctoral 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.

  • Postdoctoral 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.

    Offer Requirements

    Skills / Qualifications

    Those who have obtained their doctoral degree two to seven years prior to the deadline for applications are eligible. For such purposes, candidates must have obtained their doctoral degree between 7th October 2018 and 7th October 2013 inclusive.

    It will be understood as the date of obtaining the doctoral degree, the date of the defense act of the doctoral thesis. Therefore, a document must be provided where the defense date of the thesis is certified.

    Should an applicant hold more than one doctoral degree, the above-mentioned period will be counted from the first degree earned.

    In the cases of interruption of the research activity between the date of obtaining the doctoral degree and the call deadline (7th October 2020), the candidate may request an extension of the period in which the doctoral degree must have been obtained.

    To these effects, the following causes are considered as interruption of the research activity :

  • Illness or accident that has led to sick leave for three months or more. An extension may be applied for the number of justified months.
  • Maternity. An extension of 1 year can be applied for each child.
  • Paternity. An extension corresponding to the documented time of paternity leave actually taken for each child can be applied.
  • All these cases must be duly justified by means of an official supporting document.

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