”La Caixa” Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme offers 33 Junior Leader positions to be potentially incorporated at CBGP - People who drive progress. People who inspire

The objectives of this programme are to foster high-quality, innovative research and to support the best scientific talents by providing them with an attractive, competitive environment in which to conduct excellent research.




"la Caixa" Foundation is offering 33 postdoctoral Junior Leader fellowships at Universities and Research Centres in Spain and Portugal. CBGP (UPM-INIA) can incorporate the successful candidates for the 3 year´s employment contract. The total maximum amount of the fellowship is €305,100: this includes estimated salary of €43.500/year and about €38,500/year for research project. Eligible candidates must have obtained their doctoral degree 2 to 7 years prior to the deadline for applications (between 25 September 2011 and 26 September 2016).


  • Incoming - 22 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities to conduct a research project at accredited centres of excellence with the Severo Ochoa like CBGP (UPM-INIA) For Spanish institutions, candidates must not have resided in Spain for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.
  • Retaining - 11 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities to carry out research at any university or research centre in Spain or Portugal.For Spanish institutions, candidates must have resided in Spain for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.


Deadline for applications is 26 September 2018 (2 pm Central European Time – CET).

In order to apply you must complete the electronic application https://www.lacaixafellowships.org/index.aspx and provide a mandatory declaration of interest letter signed by researcher of the CBGP (UPM-INIA) indicating the predisposition to accept the fellow. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us to arrange this or for any other questions: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo..


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About the Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP, UPM-INIA):

The Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP) is a joint research centre of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and the Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA). In 2017 CBGP was awarded with the accreditation of Centre of Excellence Severo Ochoa. That award constitutes the highest institutional recognition of scientific research excellence in Spain. The strategic objectives of the CBGP (UPM-INIA) are the generation of fundamental knowledge on the genetic and molecular bases of key biological and physiological processes in plants and plant-interacting organisms, and on genomics of plants and plant-interacting organisms. The Centre also aims to develop new computational Biology technologies for the functional analysis of plants/microorganisms.

 CBGP has attracted talented scientists since its foundation, including more than 10 Tenure-track positions and 3 ERC Starting Grants. CBGP has a remarkable Translational Biology activity in the innovation ecosystem of the International Campus of Excellence of Montegancedo-UPM. This activity has resulted in the foundation of CBGP based spin-offs enterprises and the development of new products/processes for the bioeconomy productive sectors.

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