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Retaining Subprogramme within Junior Leader "la Caixa" - Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme

Deadline: 02.10.2017      CLOSED 
Quantity: 10
Document: convocatoria_retaining_en_601.pdf
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“LaCaixa” Foundation is launching a postdoctoral fellowships programme in which candidates will be able to remain in Spain.

Descriptionof our Institute:

The Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) is an interdisciplinary centre devoted to fundamental research in the fields of cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics. In addition, the Institute has a strong technology program through its participation in international collaborations in observational astronomy and experimental particle physics.

The ICCUB was awarded the Maria de Maeztu distinction which recognizes our leadership and research impact. Our main lines of research, as well as the associated faculty members, can be found here:

Description of the fellowship:

Researchers of all nationalities who have resided in Spain more than 12 months over the past three years can apply for this fellowship. The retaining programme will provide a three-year contract in accordance with employment legislation in force in Spain, pursuant to provisions regarding occupational health and safety and social security, with access to suitable resources, equipment and facilities.

Salary:please refer to this document.

Requirementsfor candidates:

Researchersof any nationality are eligible for the Junior Leader programme. In order toget accepted, candidates must meet the following requirements:

·Experience: They should have earned their doctoral degree three to six years prior to the deadline for applications. For such purposes, candidates must have obtained their doctoral degree between 2 October 2014 and 2 October 2011. For more details refer to this document.

·Geographic mobility: Candidates 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. Short stays such as holidays will not be taken into account.

·For more information about the call please refer to this document.


All applications must be completed online at:

Concerned about the under representation of women in the fields of sciences of the cosmos, the ICCUB strongly encourages young women to apply.