Postdoctoral researchers with an excellent scientific record in the following topics (but not limited to): Synthetic Biology, Computational Bioengineering, Diagnostic Technologies, Systems Biology, Neuroengineering, 3D Bio-printing and Regenerative Medicine are invited to apply for Junior Group Leader position(s) in IBEC’s tenure track open call for 2016.
Applicants are expected to develop an ambitious project for their future group and to contribute to one or more of IBEC’s core applications areas.
Candidates will be evaluated by the IBEC International Scientific Committee based on their scientific quality, the feasibility of the proposed scientific approach, the potential impact of their research, the added value to the current IBEC research programme and structure, and their ability to carry out efficient leadership and management.
Apart from outstanding scientific output, candidates must prove that they are active in the application of competitive proposals as principal investigators.
They must also have begun to establish their own research group by attracting and training new talent.
Any mobility experience, e.g. a stay in another country/region, will be considered as a valuable contribution.
Desirable competencies and skills are: Leadership; critical judgment in the identification and execution of research activities; strategic vision on the future of the research field; proven record in securing research funding/budgets/resources; team building and collaboration; excellent communication and networking skills.
Junior Group Leaders at IBEC are offered a start-up package and provided with suitable laboratory space and access to the state-of-the-art core facilities at IBEC.
Moreover, they are assigned a research project manager to support them with the management of their projects and interaction with IBEC administrative staff.
The successful candidate will be appointed for an initial 4-year period with possibility of renewal.
At the end of the fourth year, the Junior Group Leader will be evaluated by the ISC.
A positive evaluation will allow the candidate to become a consolidated Group Leader.