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
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