Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), BIST

Junior Group Leader

Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), BIST

Barcelona, Spain

Junior Group Leader position within the BIST- la Caixa initiative in Chemical Biology

Postdoctoral and senior researchers with excellent scientific record in the topic Chemical Biology are invited to apply for a Junior Group Leader position in IBEC’s non-tenure-track open call for 2020.

The Barcelona Institute for Science and Technology (BIST) has launched its Chemical Biology Initiative, with the support of ”la Caixa” Foundation. Building on the expertise already present at the BIST Institutes(, which include the IBEC and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), this initiative aims to develop a novel, synergic and interdisciplinary research programme.

Applicants are expected to develop an ambitious project at the interface between bioengineering, chemistry and biology for their future group and to contribute to IBEC strategy based on excellent science, internationalization, translation and talent.

Candidates will be evaluated by a selection committee composed of experts and members of IBEC’s International Scientific Committee (ISC) based on scientific quality, feasibility of the proposed scientific approach, potential impact of the research and their ability to carry out efficient leadership and management.

Junior Group Leaders at IBEC are offered a start-up package and provided with suitable laboratory space, access to the state-of-the-art core facilities at IBEC and access to outstanding predoc students and postdoc researchers. They are assigned a project manager to support their participation in com- petitive calls and the management of their projects, as well as their interaction with IBEC’s friendly and researcher-oriented administrative staff.

The successful candidate will be appointed for an initial 4-year period. At the end of the fourth year, the Junior Group Leader will be evaluated by the ISC. A positive evaluation will allow the candidate to extend their appointment for another 4 years.

IBEC aims for a representative gender balance at all levels of staff, so we strongly encourage women to apply. At least 40% of shortlisted applicants invited to interview will be women. Furthermore, IBEC adopts family-friendly policies to facilitate optimal work life balance for the successful candidate.

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