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CNIC International Postdoctoral Programme (Fourth Call -2015)
CNIC, Madrid, ES
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Contract Duration
Deadline for application

CNIC IPP – Fourth Call (March 2015)


The CNIC (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares) International Postdoctoral Programme (CNIC IPP) is aimed at supporting trans-national mobility of postdoctoral researchers and to broaden and deepen their individual competence, particularly in terms of acquisition of complementary skills needed to become an independent group leader in the future. The programme offers fellowships for researchers who hold a PhD Degree at the time of the application deadline.

The CNIC supports equal opportunities regardless of gender, disability, race, sexual orientation, nationality or any other personal or social circumstances. Absolute confidentiality during the selection process is guaranteed.

Number and duration of fellowships

The present call offers TEN (10) postdoctoral fellowships.


To be eligible, applicants must, at the time of the deadline for submission of their individual fellowship application, fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Hold a PhD that must have been awarded no more than five years prior to the deadline for applications. Exceptions (maximum of three extra years)will be made for:
    1. Candidates with children. One additional year can be claimed per child (if the child is younger than a year only the number of months corresponding the age of the child will be granted).
    2. Documented career brakes.
  2. Have a minimum of one publication as first author in an international peer reviewed journal.
  3. Meet the following transnational mobility condition: candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than twelve months in the three years immediately prior to the deadline for proposal submission.

Appointment conditions

Selected fellows will be offered

  • Contracts with salaries on the internal salary scales in force at the CNIC.
  • The benefits package available to all CNIC employees. Benefits include full social security cover; a flexible salary package (a personalized remuneration system permitting significant tax savings); life insurance for death or permanent disability; civil liability insurance; a work and family life balance plan; assistance for nursery care; language training programme (English and Spanish).

How to apply

Applications for CNIC-IPP are accepted exclusively online through our online application system. This call will be open until the 5th of May 2015.


For detailed information please visit the call web page