48 UAB P-SPHERE Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018, Spain

Publish Date: Sep 27, 2017

Deadline: Oct 06, 2017

This programme will offer 3 years postdoctoral fellowship to a total of 48 experienced researchers under Cofund Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions


The European P-SPHERE project, coordinated by the UAB and with participation of UAB-CIE member centres, received funding from the latest COFUND-2014 call.

The COFUND programme, which forms part of the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions programme, aims to motivate regional, national and international programmes which foster excellence in the training, mobility and professional improvement of researchers. With this overall objective, COFUND co-finances initiatives that work towards the incorporation of researchers, with a strong international and intersectoral component.

The P-SPHERE project is a long-term programme (lasting 5 years) in which two calls will be opened to attract experienced researchers, with same transnational mobility required by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme. It is oriented towards interdisciplinary research related to the strategic challenges of Horizon 2020 and to the intersectoral mobility of researchers, with stays in other institutions, businesses and technological centres.

The project, will offer 3 years fellowships to a total of 48 fellows which will have the opportunity to develop their researcher’s careers in an excellent environment. The P-SPHERE programme is articulated around five multidisciplinary domains, including transversal technologies: Food, Health, Smart and Sustainable Cities, Cultural Heritage and Materials & Energy.

The fellowship programme is expected to contribute to realising the full potential of the recruited researchers and to add significantly to the development of their careers in the academic and non-academic sectors.

We invite postdoctoral researchers to propose their own project plan based around the research lines of one of the participant research programs.

Eligibility criteria


Eligible candidates
• Applicants must be PhDholder at call deadline 
• Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in Spain for more than twelve months in the three years immediately prior to the call deadline

Eligible aplications
• Applications have been submitted in English before the deadline
• Proposals contain all the required documentation

The complete application comprises:

• A certificate of the academic transcript for the degree qualifications o Copy of the PhD accreditation o certification
• Signed declaration stating not have lived/worked in Spain more than 12 month during the 3 years prior to the call’s deadline
• Extended CV (5 pages and up to two recommendation letters)
• Proposed research project (max 12 pages including references)
i. Summary & Objectives (1 page)
ii. State of the art (1 page)
iii. Expected progress beyond the State of the art (1 page)
iv. Research Methodology and Approach (2 pages)
v. Workplan, Gantt chart and Resources (3 pages)
vi. Expected Impact on Applicant Career Development (1 page)
vii. Ethical Issues (1 page)
viii. References (2 pages)

Applicants are invited to present their own research proposals including a budget for its development however the successful applicants might have to adapt their project in accordance to the hosting group resources.

After the call deadline, and before being submitted for review, each application will be examined for eligibility. This will be done within one week. Applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected, and the applicant will receive an email stating the reason for rejection. Ineligible proposals will receive detailed information on how to submit a request for redress in the case where the applicant believes that the results of the eligibility check is incorrect. Applicants submitting a request for redress will have to present clear evidence proving that a shortcoming has occurred. Any such request must be received within seven days from the communication of the eligibility outcome. The Management Team will review all redress requests and will decide on the appropriate course of action that may lead to the acceptance of the proposal for the second step of the evaluation in well justified cases.

Applications must be submitted electronically. Annexes must be attached as pdf files.
Annex 1: PhD accreditation
Annex 2: Delaration of mobility
Annex 3: Extended CV
Annex 4: Recommendation Letter
Annex 5: Research project
Annex 6: Ethical Issue Table

P-SPHERE fellows will receive a three-year working contract.  The position is based in Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain).

Competitive salary package for Post Doc is offered including:
- Living allowance of 36.100€/year (gross salary)
- Single relocation payment of 3000€.

The appointment implies entry into the Spain's Civil Service Pension Fund. Social security and health insurance are covered by the salary. 

Other funding (not included in the salary)
- Research ativities: up to 3.600€/year
- Mobility activities: up to 3.600€/year

To see the complete funding conditions, please download the guide of applicant.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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