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The CNIC IIF aims to increase the mobility within Europe of experienced researchers in the cardiovascular research area. The programme has been designed to support transnational mobility of researchers and to broaden and deepen their individual competence, particularly in terms of acquisition of complementary skills needed to attain or strengthen a senior independent position in biomedical research.
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.
The programme offers fellowships for experienced researchers at two career stages, depending on experience and profile: 1) Starting Fellowships (SF), and 2) Advanced Fellowships (AF).
The present call offers six fellowships: 4 Starting Fellowships (SF) and 2 Advanced Fellowships (AF). In both cases, the duration of the fellowship will be of 3 years.
To be eligible, applicants must, at the time of the deadline for submission of their individual fellowship application, fulfil the following requirements:
Selected fellows will be offered
The CNIC is a new centre housed in a splendid building fitted with the latest generation of technological equipment.
The CNIC Technical Units are core support facilities providing key scientific services to the CNIC’s research groups. Technical Units include proteomics, genomics, cellomics, dynamic and quantitative microscopy, gene targeting, viral vectors, bioinformatics, transgenesis and cell culture suites. The CNIC has recently created a new facility, within the Epidemiology, Atherothrombosis and Imaging Department, devoted to the latest multimode cardiovascular imaging techniques for precise anatomic and functional cardiovascular studies (Advanced Imaging Unit).
Each researcher is assigned laboratory and office space according to his/her category. Apart from general administrative and logistics support, selected fellows will have direct support within their Departments through specialized Department Research Assistants and Department Managers.
Moreover, selected fellows, like all CNIC researchers, will be supported by the Centre’s specialized scientific support services, which will facilitate their research and provide training. Scientific support services include a Projects Office, Technology Transfer Office, Scientific Training, Communication, Revision and Editing in English, Library and Scientific Documentation, and a Bio-security and Radiation Protection Department.
Recruited researchers will also have the possibility to participate in the large number of seminars and workshops that take place on a regular basis at the Centre, such as the weekly international seminar series, ad hoc scientific seminars, the CNIC internal seminar series, institutional retreats and focused cardiovascular research workshops.
The CNIC makes major efforts to promote the development of researchers’ complementary skills. To this end, a series of internal workshops and presentations are organised on a regular basis. These series of workshops focus on different areas related to research ethics and bioethics, writing of proposals/grant applications, research project management and technology transfer/patent applications.
Applications for CNIC-IIIF are accepted exclusively online through
our online application system.
The 2013 call will be open until the 4th of April.
An internal selection committee will carry out the First Stage Evaluation.
A maximum of three candidates for each available position will pass the First Stage Evaluation: that is, twelve for the Starting Fellowships and six for the Advanced Fellowships.
Candidates of interest will be given two weeks to write and submit a short project proposal (maximum 5 pages), in collaboration with a senior group leader of their prospective Department. These candidates may also be invited for interview.
An external international selection committee will carry out the final step of the selection.
The top candidates (up to a maximum of four for Starting Fellowships and two for Advanced Fellowships) will be offered a fellowship and will be invited to sign an acceptance letter. Candidates will be expected to start the fellowship within two months of acceptance.
|Publication of call||4 February 2013|
|Deadline for submission of proposals||4 April 2013|
|Eligibility Check||April 2013|
|First Stage Evaluation||May-June 2013|
|Selection of candidates||July-August 2013|
|Notification to candidates||September 2013|
|Start date of fellowships||October-December 2013|
CNIC-IFF is supported by CNIC and the European Commission under the FP7 Marie Curie Actions- PEOPLE- COFUND Programme.