"la Caixa" Junior Leader Fellowships Programme
The new postdoctoral fellowships programme Junior Leader “la Caixa”, is aimed at hiring excellent researchers of any nationality who wish to continue their research career in 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: 22 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities that must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain 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.
- “la Caixa” Junior Leader – Retaining: 11 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities that must have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain 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 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.
Deadline: September, 26th.
More information and applications at www.juniorleaderlacaixa.org
The “Instituto de Física Corpuscular” (IFIC) is a joint centre of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Valencia, devoted to research in Particle, Astroparticle and Nuclear Physics and its applications to other fields of Science and Technology. IFIC covers both the theoretical and experimental aspects of these fields. Among its goals are the study of the Higgs boson, the top quark, the search for new particles and theoretical models, the study of the neutrino properties and their use as cosmic messengers, the research on nuclear physics and its applications, as well as the development of technology for new particle detectors and accelerators.
Starting back in the 1950s, IFIC is nowadays a pioneering center in Spain in research of the constituents of matter. It is placed in the city of Valencia, one of the main Spanish cities overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. In 2015, IFIC was awarded with the ‘Severo Ochoa’ accreditation as Centre of Excellence in recognition of its outstanding performance and scientific contributions at national and international level, its impact at industrial and social level, and the ability to attract scientific talent.
IFIC carries out its experimental research associated to large laboratories such as CERN (European Laboratory for Particle Physics) and other international research infrastructures, present or planned, such as KM3NeT or FAIR –both included in the ESFRI Roadmap– and in Spanish scientific infrastructures such as the Canfranc Underground Laboratory (LSC). IFIC also has a lively programme of activities in knowledge transfer and applications, in particular related to medical and accelerator physics.