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We are looking for Research Group Leaders. Deadline: 14/02/2020 (23.00)

14/Feb/2020 Jobs Coordinación

The University of A Coruña is looking for candidates to occupy 5 postdoctoral positions as research group leaders for a period of at least 4 years at the research center, CICA (http://cica.udc.es).

This preselection process aims to select 5 postdoctoral candidates that will then submit their candidature in the “Research Talent Attraction Programme” of the regional government of the Xunta de Galicia. CICA team will assess the selected candidates in the preparation of their candidature to this competitive programme.

Each Galician University will present its candidates whose evaluation will be carried out by experts outside the Galician University System, attending to the curricular merits, their leadership capacity and a work plan to be developed.

 

CICA is a research center hosting 14 groups in the interdisciplinary fields of chemical, biological, environmental, and medicinal sciences. CICA is also a part of a strategic association with the Biomedical Research Institute of A Coruña (INIBIC).

 

Benefits

  • Characteristics of the positions:
  • Distinguished Investigator (article 23 of Law 14/2011) with full-time dedication for 4 years.
  • € Approximately 38.000 € gross salary per year (50.000 € including social and institutional costs).
  • € 40,000 per year of support for the development of the research line.
  • The possibility of collaborating in teaching tasks is not contemplated.
  • They will join the UDC, specifically to the Center for Advanced Scientific Research (CICA).

 

Eligibility criteria

The candidates from any nationality should fit the next requirements:

  • Have a research profile that fits in the strategic lines of the CICA-INIBIC group (https://cica.udc.es/).
  • Have obtained PhD after January 1, 2007 (this period may be extended when circumstances of maternity, paternity, accident, serious illness, or care for people in situations of dependency).
  • Excellent trajectory of minimum of 4 years of postdoctoral experience, of which at least two will have been abroad.
  • Not having been hired in the 24 months prior to the closing of the call by a university, public research organization, health foundation, CSIC center, institution or R & D & I organization, based in Galicia.


Selection process

 Applications will be assessed in accordance with the following criteria:

  1. Scientific track record. Applicants will be assessed based on the prominence and influence of their work in scientific journals (citations, impact factor, etc.), scientific and/or specialist books and chapters, conference papers, patents granted and licensed, and any other evidence of the candidate’s contribution to research, including transfer of technology.
  2. International activity. Applicants will be assessed based on their direct participation in international programmes, projects and contracts, funding obtained through competitive international grant schemes, and international mobility (including pre- and postdoctoral experience outside of the candidate’s country of origin).
  3. Leadership capacity in relation to own line of research and generation of new knowledge, based on professional scientific experience and personal track record. Applicants will be assessed based on their research leadership record (including researcher training and development, lead authorship of scientific publications, PhD supervision, etc.), prominence and influence of their research project (including invitations to international conferences, plenary speaking engagements, prizes, honours and distinctions), fundraising capacity (funding obtained as principal investigator for projects, contracts, etc.), participation in knowledge networks, and any other aspects of the candidate’s record which demonstrate independence, influence and leadership in their line of research.
  4. 1 Page proposal of future research project. The research project should be aligned to one of the research areas of the CICA.

Additional comments, application

Candidates interested in the positions should send an email to coordinador.cica@udc.es containing:

a) A summary letter, outlining the 10 most relevant research results, five of them should be publications in impact journals.

b) A complete CV, including personal contact information.

c) A brief one-page explanation of the future research project aligned to the chosen center.

d) Although is not a requirement, we will appreciate to include a short motivation letter or any recommendation letters.


Required Research Experiences

RESEARCH FIELD

Biological sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental sciences..

YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

4 - 10

 

Offer Requirements

REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL; Biological sciences: PhD or equivalent, Chemistry: PhD or equivalent, Physics: PhD or equivalent, Environmental science: PhD or equivalent

REQUIRED LANGUAGES, ENGLISH: Good


Skills/Qualifications

The Strategic Association CICA-INIBIC is looking for researchers with specific background aligned with one of the following scientific fields:

 

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Biomedicine
  • New Materials
  • Bioinformatics

Specific Requirements

The candidates from any nationality should fit the next requirements:

 

  • Have a research profile that fits in the strategic lines of the CICA-INIBIC group (https://cica.udc.es/).
  • Have obtained PhD after January 1, 2007 (this period may be extended when circumstances of maternity, paternity, accident, serious illness, or care for people in situations of dependency).
  • Excellent trajectory of minimum of 4 years of postdoctoral experience, of which at least two will have been abroad.
  • Not having been hired in the 24 months prior to the closing of the call by a university, public research organization, health foundation, CSIC center, institution or R & D & I organization, based in Galicia.