The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) has launched the 2nd call of the BEST Postdoctoral Programme, the IBEC’s Programme in Bioengineering Excellence Scientific Training. It aims to attract international experienced researchers in the areas of Nanomedicine, Cell Engineering and ICT for Health, the three research Flagships at the Institute.
The BEST Programme is a postdoctoral fellowship scheme part funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND scheme (GA 712754) and the Severo Ochoa programme of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Competitiveness (SEV-2014-0425 (2015-2019)).
It provides training opportunities for up to 24 (in 2 calls of 12 positions per call) high-potential fellows, with a 2-year contract at IBEC and funded interdisciplinary and intersectoral placements at world-class research centres, hospitals and companies within IBEC’s global network of collaborating institutions.
In order to be eligible, candidates have to accomplish with the following requirements:
- Candidates must have been awarded a PhD degree prior to the publication date of the final list of selected candidates (September 3rd 2018).
- Candidates are eligible for a period of 5 years following the award of the PhD degree at the publication date of the final list of selected candidates (September 3rd 2018). This limit will be extended in situations of documented career breaks such as maternity/paternity leave (up to 12 months per child), sick leave, forced displacement due to armed conflicts and military service for the necessary duration. Should an applicant hold more than one doctoral degree, this period will be counted from the first degree earned.
- Candidates of all nationalities are eligible. However, if they have resided or worked in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the publication date of the final list of selected candidates (September 3rd 2018), they are not eligible. Short stays, such as holidays, will not be taken into account.
- Please note that that for refugees under the Geneva Convention, the refugee procedure (i.e. before refugee status is conferred) will not be counted as ‘period of residence/activity’ in Spain.
- Candidates must be first author on at least one peer-reviewed publication at the time of the call deadline (April 30th 2018).
- Candidates must have an excellent command of the English language.
The closing date for applications for the second call is April 30th 2018 with the aim of fellows starting between October and December 2018.
The complete information is availabe on the Eligibility criteria, the How to Apply section and the Guide for Applicants.