Are you looking for a great postdoctoral opportunity?
The "la Caixa" Foundation Postdoctoral Junior Leader Fellowships programme is offering 40 three-year postdoctoral fellowships (25 in the Incoming programme and 15 in the Retaining programme) to support the best scientific talents to conduct excellent and innovative research. The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC, in Barcelona, Spain) is one of the host institutions for applicants to these fellowships, as it holds the 'María de Maeztu' seal of excellence.
The candidates should be outstanding experienced researchers in terms of the originality and significance of their contributions in their scientific discipline, as well as having the leadership skills to head their own research group.
- Applicants should have earned their doctoral degree two to seven years prior to the deadline of the call for applications.
- Incoming programme: Candidates must not have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than twelve months in the three years immediately preceding the closing date of the call. Short stays, such as holidays, will not be taken into account.
- Retaining programme: Candidates must have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than twelve months in the three years immediately prior to the closing date of the call. Short stays, such as holidays, will not be taken into account.
Deadline for applications for the Junior Leader Incoming Fellowships is October 5, 2023 at 2pm (Peninsular time, Spain). Details can be found on La Caixa's website.
About the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC)
The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) has been distinguished with the María de Maeztu Excellence Seal, as one of the top research centers in the country. It currently has 27 faculty members (3 others will joining soon). Their areas of research vary from engineering applied to several space missions to fundamental physics and cosmology, from high-energy astronomy to theoretical astrophysics.
ICE-CSIC is part of the "Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas" (CSIC, the Spanish National Research Council). CSIC is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe.
ICE-CSIC strives to build a culturally diverse community of researchers, dedicated to contributing to an inclusive environment. We encourage, in particular, applications by women and members of minorities.
ICE-CSIC is located in a modern building on the Campus of the Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona in Bellaterra, just outside Barcelona. The Campus is well served by public transportation (railways and buses), and a variety of accommodation options can be found both in Barcelona city center and in the smaller towns close to the University Campus (Cerdanyola, Sabadell, Terrassa, Sant Cugat, Sant Quirze, Rubí, and others).
About La Caixa's Junior Leader Incoming Fellowships
La Caixa's postdoctoral fellowship programme is aimed at hiring excellent researchers—of any nationality—who are willing to continue their research career in the STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), in Spanish or Portuguese territory, at accredited centres with the Severo Ochoa or Maria de Maeztu excellence award, Institutos de Salud Carlos III and units evaluated as excellent by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia of Portugal.