CBGP (UPM-INIA) offers 14 doctoral projects funded by La Caixa INPhINIT Programme

Thanks to this programme, the chosen researchers stablish a plan to develop their career, which includes opportunities to move to other countries, sectors and disciplines, and counts on a complementary training programme.


INPhINIT is a new doctoral fellowship programme devoted to attracting international Early-Stage Researchers to the top Spanish research centres in the areas of Bio and Health Sciences, Physics, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Promoted by the "la Caixa" Foundation, INPhINIT recruits per call 57 Early-Stage Researchers of any nationality, who enjoy a 3-year employment contract at the research centre of their choice amongst those selected and awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Centres of Excellence ´Severo Ochoa´ and Units of Excellence ´Maria de Maeztu´) and the Spanish Ministry of Health (´Centres of Excellence Carlos III´).


INPhINIT relies on the European Commission's support through the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - COFUND programme.


Amongst the eligible centres of the INPhINIT Programme is the CBGP (UPM-INIA), recently recognised as Centre of Excellence ´Severo Ochoa´. The CBGP (UPM-INIA) offers 14 possible doctoral projects in the life science area. The offered posts can be consulted in the attached table. The chosen candidates will incorporate to one of the four research lines of the Severo Ochoa programme in the CBGP: Plant Response to Biotic Stresses, Plant Adaptation to Environmental Changes, Empowering Plant Nutrition y Computational-Systems Biology and Genomics Program, between September and October 2018.


To apply for one of these grants it is necessary to access to the INPhINIT programme website. The deadline to apply is February 1st, 2018. The bases of the call can be consulted here.



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). 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 11 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.