“La Caixa” Foundation is launching a postdoctoral fellowships program in which candidates will be able to come to an institution or center evaluated as excellent (distinguished with either the Maria de Maeztu award, the Severo Ochoa award, or an Investigación Sanitaria Carlos III institute) among them, the Institute of Cosmos Sciences.
Description of our Institute:
The Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) is an interdisciplinary center 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: http://icc.ub.edu/research/research_areas
Description of the fellowship:
Researchers in the Junior Leader “la Caixa” program will have 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.
The incorporation date will be between April 1 to July 31, 2019.
Salary: please refer to this document.
Requirements for candidates:
Researchers of any nationality are eligible for the Junior Leader program. In order to be accepted, candidates must meet the following requirements:
·Experience: They should have earned their doctoral degree two to seven years prior to the deadline for applications. The date of the doctoral thesis defense will be understood to be the date when the doctoral degree was obtained.
·Geographic mobility: Candidates 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. 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 in this link
However, we ask interested candidates to let us know of their interest directly by contacting the faculty member whose research is closest to theirs.
The ICCUB is concerned about the under representation of women in the fields of sciences of the cosmos, and therefore strongly encourages young women to apply.