Opening For Group Leader Positions : Portugal

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Group Leader Positions : Portugal

Are you interested in joining a vibrant and exciting research institute and work in the warm sunny city of Beja in the south of Portugal? CEBAL (Centro de Biotecnologia Agrícola e Agro-Alimentar do Alentejo) is sponsoring applications for the 2014 FCT Investigator Programme, funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Research and Technology (FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia).
The FCT Investigator Programme supports the recruitment of outstanding researchers, in all scientific areas. It is open to scientists from all nationalities, with outstanding track-records and potential to develop innovative research. CEBAL welcomes candidates interested in submitting applications within the broad field of agricultural biotechnology, both in animal and plant research. Candidates interested in submitting application related with climate change will be prioritized.
The interested candidates will have to prepare and submit an application to FCT, where CEBAL will be the host institution. The FCT investigator grant comprises a competitive salary, for up to five years, and may also include funding for an exploratory project grant of up to €50,000. CEBAL will help with the preparation and submission of the proposal. In addition, CEBAL members will support funds for initial accommodation in Beja.
The interested candidates should submit a 1-2 page summary of the research project they intend to submit to
The closing date for applications is 16th June 2014. Additional information can be found at nd