Call open for BIST-FBA Fellows: three year postdoctoral programme in health and energy and environmental sustainability

By July 9, 2020BIST

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) is recruiting for three postdoctoral BIST-FBA Fellows to carry out research in health (precision medicine in particular) and energy and environmental sustainability at BIST centres over the course of three years. The programme is launched as part of a collaboration with the Fundació Bosch Aymerich (FBA) and the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC Barcelona).

The FBA Fellows Programme will be accepting applications from July 9, 2020 to October 6, 2020 and is open to PhD holders from a variety of scientific backgrounds from anywhere in the world. BIST-FBA Fellows will receive a three-year contract with a competitive salary, and will complete work at one of the seven BIST centres of excellence: CRG, IBEC, ICFO, ICIQ, ICN2, IFAE, IRB Barcelona. The expected incorporation date is February 1, 2021.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to give impulse to excellent research and teaching in the fields of health (in particular, precision medicine) and energy and environmental sustainability. More specifically, available research areas include:

Science and Technology of Health
Precision Medicine / Healthy Aging / Infectious Diseases

• Energy and Environmental Sustainability
Nano- and Bioengineering for Pollution Remediation / Clean Energy / Sustainable Production

• Quantum Physics and its Technological Applications
Graphene and other 2D Materials / Quantum Methods in Biology / Sensing, Imaging and Spectroscopy

Further details about potential research areas can be found on our BIST-FBA Fellows page.

The programme offers postdocs the prospect of developing their scientific careers and of gaining valuable non-research skills in an exciting multidisciplinary research environment. BIST-FBA Fellows will have full access to facilities, seminars, and training programmes of the BIST centres. Networking activities will also facilitate inter-centre and inter-disciplinary exchanges and collaboration. Among other topics, the Fellows may receive training in leadership, entrepreneurial skills, and technology transfer topics including industrial and intellectual property, industrial collaborations, spin-off development, and other related subjects. In addition, BIST offers a “Science to Business” course to raise awareness of business opportunities and to accelerate the transfer to the market of technologies developed at BIST centres.

All interested researchers are encouraged to read through the programme and application details and should apply online by October 6, 2020.


More information about the BIST-FBA Fellows Programme