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Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)
Postdoctoral fellowships PROBIST (H2020 MSCA-COFUND action) CALL 2
Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)
The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology is a scientific initiative of seven of Catalonia’s research centres of excellence whose objective is to increase their levels of collaboration in order to build together a joint scientific project.
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Postdoctoral fellowships PROBIST (H2020 MSCA-COFUND action) CALL 2

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology is a scientific initiative of seven of Catalonia’s research centres of excellence whose objective is to increase their levels of collaboration in order to build together a joint scientific project. Its strength is based on the research capacities of the seven centres and its potential to promote multidisciplinary, cutting-edge projects.
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PROBIST is a post-doctoral fellowship Program lead by the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology. The fellowships will be implemented in top research centres in the Barcelona (Spain) area.

The participating centres are:
Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO,
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ,
Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2,
Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE,
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona,

Please kindly note that IFAE is not hosting any topic for this call.

Also affiliated to BIST, but not directly participating in PROBIST, are:

Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)

Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)

PROBIST applicants will have complete research freedom. Applicants may subscribe to one or several generic research topics published with the calls. Once pre-selected they may design their research project proposal with a research group of their choice in the participating BIST centres.

The topics for the second call are:

ICFO_C2-01 Biomedical Optics & Biophysics

ICFO_C2-02 Optical Sensing, Optoelectronics & Photovoltaics

ICFO_C2-03 Nonlinear Optics, Ultrafast Optics & Attoscience

ICFO_C2-04 NanoPhotonics & NanoMechanics

ICFO_C2-05 Experimental Quantum Optics & Quantum Information

ICFO_C2-06 Theoretical Nanophotonics, Quantum Optics & Quantum Information

ICIQ_C2-07 Preparation and characterization of smart multifunctional materials from inorganic/organic

ICIQ_C2-08 Discovery of sustainable synthetic amination methodology based on chiral aryliodine(I/III) catalysis

ICIQ_C2-10 In situ and operando spectroscopy of catalytic materials and interfaces

ICIQ_C2-11 Photochemical Enantioselective Organic Catalysis: Making Biologically Relevant Chiral Molecules with Light

ICN2_C2-12 Development of photonic sensors using Metal-Organic Frameworks for Environmental monitoring

IRB Barcelona_C2-15 Epigenetic regulation of chromatin functions

IRB Barcelona_C2-16 Malignant growth, cancer testis antigens, Drosophila, l(3)mbt, cancer therapy, polarity, centrosome, neural stem cells

IRB Barcelona_C2-18 Revisiting the role of glycogen in exercise

IRB Barcelona_C2-19 Novel tools to study how cells nucleate microtubules and how this contributes to the organization of the microtubule cytoskeleton

IRB Barcelona_C2-21 Chemical modifications of Nucleic Acids and human physiology.

IRB Barcelona_C2-22 Molecular modelling and Bioinformatics

ICIQ_C2-23 Design and development of allosterically regulated non-natural enantioselective catalysts for synthetically valuable metal-mediated transformations

ICIQ_C2-24 Theoretical simulations (DFT) to understand new catalytic materials

ICIQ_C2-09 Photocatalysis for asymmetric amino acid synthesis

IRB Barcelona_C2-20 Identification of tumor vulnerabilities from large cancer cohorts

IRB Barcelona_C2-17 Structural properties of intrinsically disordered proteins

ICN2-ICFO_C2-13 Graphene nanostructures, on-surface synthesis, plasmonics, photonics, optoelectronics, nanoelectronics

Successful candidates will be hosted by the selected research group. They will have full access to facilities, seminars and training programmes of the BIST centres. Networking activities shall facilitate inter-centre and inter-disciplinary exchange and collaborations. PROBIST will offer fellows the opportunity to opt for secondments from a pool of international institutions with which BIST centres have institutional agreements or collaborations.

Skills and qualifications:

  • PhD relevant for at least one of the published research topics with the call
  • Excellent scientific skills and achievements
  • Proven ability to design and carry out research project of high quality and originality in multidisciplinary international environments

Specific requirements:

The calls for candidatures will be open to everybody but special eligibility criteria and a multistep evaluation procedure will apply. There are no restrictions on gender, age, ethnic groups, national or social origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, language, disability, political opinion, and social or economic conditions. BIST and its associated centres are committed to pro-active policies on equal opportunities and gender issues.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Presenting complete applications including all requested compulsory information and documentation.
  • Having not spent more than 12 months of the prior 36 months in Spain, at the time of the call deadline. You will be required to confirm your compliance through a self-declaration.
  • Be in possession of a PhD degree at the time of the call deadline. Please provide evidence when you apply (e.g. scanned PhD-degree or documents that proof having read a successful PhD at the moment of the call deadline).
  • Having not been awarded their PhD degree more than 5 years ago, at the time of the call deadline. Exceptions are made for documented periods of parental leave or serious illness. Other equivalent exceptions may be considered when properly documented and motivated by the applicant, e.g, in case of candidates from underdeveloped countries, minorities, and for applicants that pursued their studies under comparatively unfavourable conditions. Please provide evidence when you apply (for instance uploading additional documentation).
  • Being first author in at least one publication in an internationally reputed journal at the time of the call deadline. Only accepted and published in print or online papers are eligible.

Selection process:
Applications exclusively can be presented through the on-line application platform. The application will be open for call from 1 September 2017 to 1 November 2017. Required documentation and information includes CV, letter of motivation, filling in application forms and at least two referees presenting reference letters. Please prepare your application on time to meet the strict deadline.
The evaluation of eligible candidates will be carried out by an external, independent selection panel.
The review procedure will be carried out in various steps

The evaluation of eligible candidates will be carried out by an external, independent selection panel. The evaluation will be objective, independent, free of conflicts of interest and the selection will be based on merits, equal opportunities and freedom of choice of research.

The review procedure will be carried out in various steps:

  • First review general suitability for PROBIST (review 1).
  • Invitation of pre-selected candidates to prepare a research proposal with the groups they want to be hosted at. A research proposal that is finally submitted needs to have the hosting commitment by the corresponding GL. Presenting a proposal is a requirement for being invited to the next step (interview).
  • Second review: interviews and presentation of the research proposal (review 2).
  • Decision on awardees, reserve list and rejected candidatures.

For details on the evaluation criteria please refer to the PROBIST web page.

The fellowships are granted for 3 years including

  • Anual gross salary: 36.252,82€ plus a single payment of 1504,89 relocation support (Spanish tax and social security deductions apply).,
  • close mentoring and supervision through prestigious Senior Researchers,
  • a personalized career development plan,
  • a training program for scientific and transferable skills.

Additional comments:

The PROBIST project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 754510.
More information and details including a guide for applicants, FAQ and contact can be found on

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