IRB Barcelona International Postdoctoral Programme

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IRB Barcelona International Postdoctoral Programme


The IRB Barcelona International Postdoctoral Programme (IRBPostPro) aims to attract highly talented scientists seeking advanced research training and career development opportunities in a competitive international environment.

Ten two-year competitive fellowships will be offered in this second international call supported by EU Marie Curie Actions. Candidates should start by September – October 2012.


    Applicants must hold a doctorate degree before the start of the fellowship (September - October 2012).

    Candidates are eligible for a period of 5 years following successful completion of their PhD at the date of the interviews (exceptions for maternity/paternity leaves and other documented special circumstances).

    Researchers who have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline are not eligible. Short stays such as holidays, will not be taken into account.

    Candidates who have previously done research at IRB Barcelona for more than 4 months before the application deadline will not be eligible.


Applicants should complete and submit the online form available at

Applicants will be asked to attach the following documents:

    PhD certificate or official notification of the award. If the applicant does not have the doctorate degree at the time of the application, he/she must provide an official academic record of the studies completed (degree or MSc)

    CV specifying education and experience.

    Statement of Research Interests, including a short proposal of a prospective research project to be carried out at IRB Barcelona. Candidates for the IRBPostPro are invited to select one of the listed interdisciplinary projects and discuss their application with the prospective IRB Barcelona group leaders. The 2012 Predefined IRBPostPro projects are available here. Alternatively, applicants may suggest an unlisted project.

    At least two letters of reference.

Deadline: March 6, 2012

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