Ikerbasque - the Basque Foundation for Science, has launched a call offering 20 positions for postdoctoral researchers. These positions are financed by the Basque Government, the European Commission and the host institution where the researcher will develop her/his research: therefore the acceptance letter of the host institution is mandatory.
These five year Fellowships are directed to promising young researchers (R2-R3); they are intended to offer a track towards a PI role and independent research. The selected Fellows should be able to acquire the necessary skills for a research leader role. Ikerbasque is committed to offer a long-term career to the research community: Fellows in their 5th year can be assessed for a permanent position.
The applicants must have their PhD completed between 1/1/2007 and 31/12/2015.
Applications from women are especially welcomed. The eligibility period will be extended under special circumstances such as maternity.
Ikerbasque fully endorses the European Researchers’ Charter and the Code of Conduct for Researcher Recruitment. In 2011, our Human Resources Strategy received the “HR Excellence in Research” acknowledgement. Our calls are guided by an Open, transparent and merit-based recruitment (OTM-R) policy. More information available at www.ikerbasque.net/en/about-us/hrs4r
Candidates can only apply to one of the annual Ikerbasque calls, Research Professors or Research Fellows.
15 March 2018, 13:00 CET
Ikerbasque offers 20 Research Fellowships: a 5 year employment contract including full social security.
The gross annual salary of the Fellowship is 35,000 €. The corresponding annual net income after taxes, social security and medical coverage would be approximately 26,000 €.
The researcher will also receive 10,000 € start-up funding.
There is a moving allowance for those researchers that come from a research institution outside the Basque Country:
The Fellowships can be associated to the following Basque Research Institutions: Universities, BERC - Basque Excellence Research Centres, CIC – Cooperative Research Centres, Biomedical institutions and Technology Corporations.
The external evaluators are members of the international scientific community. The selection committee will review the applications based on:
A comprehensive step-by-step diagram of the Application and Selection Process is available in the next page of this document.
Outcome of the evaluation will be available in August 2018. List of the awarded Research Fellows will be published at www.ikerbasque.net and nonselected candidates will receive individual information on factors that led to rejection.
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