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Group Leader at Católica Biomedical Research Centre and Assistant or Associate Professor at Católica

Católica Biomedical Research Centre
Portugal (PT)
Commensurate with experience and merit and adhering to institutional norms/national legislation
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

Job Details

The Católica Biomedical Research Centre (CBR) is seeking exceptional scientists to fill a Group Leader and Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position at our biomedical research institute.

CBR was created in 2022 with the ambition to develop a collaborative, multidisciplinary hypothesis-driven basic research towards human health.


Position: Group Leader, Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure-track

Location: Oeiras, Portugal

Duration: 5 years, full-time


What we are looking for


We are looking for highly motivated and qualified researchers in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Data Science, Engineering, and related fields, with the following attributes:

- A demonstrated ability to generate novel ideas, tools, methodologies, and knowledge, coupled with a track record of publishing high-quality, cutting-edge research;

- Clear demonstration of interdisciplinary collaboration, able to bridge multiple fields in medical and biological sciences;

- International research experience and integration within relevant international scientific networks;

- Clear indicators of research independence and leadership, commensurate with the seniority level, i.e. main/corresponding authorship and secured research funding;

- A track record of valuable contributions to scientific community and research culture;

- Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, including mentoring and interaction with peers.



What we offer


CBR offers an initial 5-year appointment as a Group Leader at CBR and as an Assistant/Associate Professor at Católica Medical School, with up to 20% of teaching duties. This appointment can lead to the tenured professor position upon positive evaluation.

We provide a collaborative environment and complete scientific independence, particularly in publishing, scientific reporting, selecting and supervising of team members, applying for funding, and using it in line with the scientific objectives.

Successful applicants will have a dedicated laboratory space, access to modern research facilities and be supported by a start-up package. In addition to opportunities for career development, transversal skills training, and mentoring scheme, the selected candidate will integrate the CBR Researchers’ Council and CBR Faculty Board. They will join a dynamic team of researchers dedicated to making meaningful contributions to human health and well-being.


How to apply


To express your interest in the position, please submit the following documents to

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae with description of up to 5 main contributions to science (max. 2 pages)
  • Full publications list
  • Research proposal (max. 3 pages, excluding references)
  • Contacts of 3 references

Each document must be a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file and no larger than 1 MB.

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2024.


About CBR


The Catolica Biomedical Research Center (CBR) is a research unit of the Católica Medical School of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. CBR empowers talented investigators to combine innovative technologies that bridge medicine, data science, biology and engineering. CBR currently comprises about 60 researchers and is aiming to grow towards 150-200 researchers in next 5 years. Current CBR investigators have wide international-level research experience and are well integrated in transnational scientific networks, having secured 5 ERC grants, 2 la Caixa Health research grants, 1 Leducq Foundation International Networks of Excellence, among others.

The Católica Medical School and CBR partnered with Hospital da Luz, the largest private healthcare provider in Portugal, to establish the first non-governmental Clinical Academic Center (CAC), known as Católica Luz (CAC-CL). The Católica Luz triad cultivates an environment of open collaboration, situated within the intersection of medical education, research, and clinical practice.

CBR is currently hosted at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência campus in Oeiras and have access to highly specialised and state-of-the-art infrastructure, such as advanced light and electron microscopy, flow cytometry, genomics, and animal facilities.


More information about CBR´s mission, governance and research can be found here.


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