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.
More information on our mission on: http://bist.eu/about-us/
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, https://www.icfo.eu/)
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ, http://www.iciq.org/)
Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2, http://icn2.cat/en/)
Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE, http://www.ifae.es/eng/)
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona, https://www.irbbarcelona.org/en)
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:
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.
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:
For details on the evaluation criteria please refer to the PROBIST web page.
The fellowships are granted for 3 years including
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 www.bist.eu/probist