Ikerbasque - the Basque Foundation for Science offers 10 permanent positions for researchers willing to develop a long-term scientific career in the Basque Country. This call is open both to established researchers as Research Associates, and senior leading researchers as Research Professors.
Selected candidates will carry out their research in one of the universities or research institutions of the Basque Country, listed at www.science.eus. These positions are financed by the Basque Government and the host institution where the researcher will develop her/his research: therefore, the acceptance letter of the host institution is mandatory.
The evaluation committee will only consider the strongest candidates with excellent leadership capabilities and an outstanding research record. Researchers are expected to perform independent research. They should be capable of attracting competitive funding and establishing their own research groups. Applications from women are especially welcomed.
Ikerbasque is the Research Council of the Basque Country in Spain aimed to attract research talent. It currently employs 312 scientists from 35 nationalities, including +30 ERC grantees. That conduct their research in 23 research centers and universities of the Basque Country. Ikerbasque has an annual budget of 22 million €, funded by the Basque Government and the European Union. It has over 1,300 research publications and 35 million € for research projects per year. Ikerbasque has also been granted the HR excellence for research award by the European Commission.
The applicants must have their PhD completed before January 2014.
This call is open to both:
Established researchers, postdoctoral researchers who conduct research independently, with an established reputation based on research excellence in their field, will obtain a permanent position as Research Associates.
Senior leading researchers, with international reputation based on research excellence in their field and a proven record in securing significant research funding, will obtain a permanent position as Research Professors.
Only researchers with a solid research track and international research experience will be considered.
Demonstrated intellectual independence and scientific maturity are also required. Researchers are expected to perform independent research. They should be capable of attracting competitive funding and leading their own research lines.
Selected researchers are offered 10 permanent employment contracts, with full social security under the Spanish Labour law, to develop a long-term scientific career in research center and universities of the Basque Country.
The evaluation committee will grant the permanent positions as Research Associate or Research Professor, based on the evaluation and seniority of the selected candidates.
Salaries will be in line of the current salaries in the Basque research institutions, and they will be consistent with the experience of the candidate.
Initial moving allowance up to 5,000 € is provided for international moves.
A start-up funding is provided for the initial research costs.
The evaluation committee will only select strong candidates with excellent leadership capabilities and an outstanding research record.
The external evaluation committee is composed of members of the international scientific community.
The evaluation of the applications is based on:
Scientific merit and research track
Relevance of research topic and latest publications
Concordance with Basque research capabilities
These items are assessed in relation to the average performance of the applicants of the current call.
Candidates must apply online before September 8, 2022, at 13:00, CET, at calls.ikerbasque.net including:
CV and the proposed research project.
At least two reference letters.
An acceptance letter from the host institution, which is mandatory since the positions are partly co-funded by the host institution.
Applications from women researchers are especially welcome.
Open to all research areas