Full Professor (Level I) to lead a research line in the cardiovascular field*

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Deadline for submitting applications: 
Tuesday, 19 October, 2021

* Permanent Position according to “Resolución Conjunta de la DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE COSTES DE PERSONAL y de la DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE LA FUNCIÓN PÚBLI. N/REF. 210241 * 2533/2021. Asunto:  Autorización de contratos (Tasa de Reposición)

The CNIC is searching for a Senior Researcher who will lead and develop a research line in the field of cardiovascular research aligned with any of the main research areas of the center.

As group leader, the selected candidate will be responsible for the development of the research lines of the laboratory. Moreover, she/he will be expected to obtain extramural funding from the most competitive national and international sources to finance such projects, and to publish scientific results in international journals of the highest impact factor in the cardiovascular field, and/or general medicine field, and/or multidisciplinary sciences field. The selected candidate will supervise the work of all members of the group, including research and technical staff. Other tasks include the coordination and management work requested by CNIC leadership including participation in committees and helping in other needs that may arise.

 

Mandatory requirements:

1. PhD in the field of Life Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, etc.).

2. Experience leading a research group in the field of cardiovascular research in an internationally recognized research center.

3. A minimum of 6 papers as corresponding author (or co-corresponding author) in journals ranked in the first decile of their field in the last 10 years.

4. Experience as Principal Investigator in research grants obtained from international funding sources in the last 5 years.

5. Main topic of research aligned with one of the 3 current research areas of the CNIC (i.e. Vascular Pathophysiology, Myocardial Pathophysiology, Cell and Developmental Biology).

Valuable requirements:

  • Scientific production: publications as corresponding author (or co-corresponding author) in journals ranked as first decile in their fields in the previous 5 years (i.e. date of publication since September 2016). Only published papers (or available online ahead of print in the journal) will be evaluated. The CV must include the journal´s IF and ranking in the year of publication for each publication published since September 2016.

This criterion will be valued according to the number of papers.

  • Fundraising (international): Projects obtained from international funding sources as principal investigator in the previous 5 years (i.e. active projects in September 2016 onwards).

This criterion will be valued according to the relevance of the funding source, the amount granted, and the number of projects. The CV must include each project, indicating the role of the candidate in the grant, amount granted, period of funding, and funding agency.

  • Fundraising (national): Projects obtained from national funding sources as principal investigator in the previous 5 years (i.e. active projects in September 2016 onwards).

This criterion will be valued according to the relevance of the funding source, the amount granted, and the number of projects. The CV must include each project, indicating the role of the candidate in the grant, amount granted, period of funding, and funding agency.

  • International recognition: Participation in international committees/boards, grant evaluation panels and editorial boards in the previous 5 years.

This criterion will be valued according to the relevance of the boards, role played in these, and number of activities.

  • Training and mentoring: Experience in training and mentoring of young researchers (PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, MD trainees, etc), and participation in training courses in the previous 5 years.

This criterion will be valued according to the number of PhD thesis directed (defended in the evaluation period), number of postdoctoral fellows supervised with subsequent research position in other centers and the relevance of such positions (which should be indicated in the CV), and role in training courses.

  • Impact on society: Translation of research discoveries to the clinics, invention of patents, relation with industry in the previous 5 years.

This criterion will be valued according to the relevance of research for society/patients, number and relevance of patents, and research interactions with industry.

  • Cardiovascular focus: Cardiovascular nature of the papers published as corresponding author (or co-corresponding author) and of the projects as principal investigator in the previous 5 years. This criterion will be evaluated as the weight of cardiovascular research in the overall scientific production and fundraising of the candidate.

We offer:

  • A research position in a consolidated Research Centre of international scientific relevance.
  • Access to state-of-the art infrastructures and advanced technologies.
  • Integration into an excellent scientific environment.
  • Immediate incorporation adaptable to the candidate circumstances
  • Permanent position in accordance with the Spanish labour law (Contrato indefinido) and according to “Resolución Conjunta de la DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE COSTES DE PERSONAL y de la DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE LA FUNCIÓN PÚBLICA. N/REF. 210241 * 2533/2021. Asunto:  Autorización de contratos (Tasa de Reposición)”

Selection Plan

The candidate with the highest score will be hired given the total score is higher than 85 points (C1-C7).

Evaluation Commission:

The evaluation commission will be composed by 5 members of CNIC’s Scientific Advisory Board (Dr. Karin Sipido, Dr. Javier Díez, Dr. Elisabetta Dejana, Dr. José López-Barneo, Dr. Filip Swirski), and two members of CNIC’s scientific direction (Dr. Borja Ibáñez, Dr. Vicente Andrés).

"In the event of absence of any of the evaluators an alternate evaluator will be appointed"

The CNIC is a center that advocates equal job opportunities for men and women, foreign and national, and promotes nondiscrimination by reason of age, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, language, disability, political orientation or social or economic conditions. The CNIC ensures the utmost rigor in the application of the principles of equality, merit and ability in public employment and current rules on data protection.

Evaluation Criteria:

C1 – Scientific production: publications as corresponding author (or co-corresponding author) in journals ranked as first decile in their fields in the previous 5 years (i.e. date of publication since September 2016). Only published papers (or available online ahead of print in the journal) will be evaluated. The CV must include the journal´s IF and ranking in the year of publication for each publication published since September 2016. This criterion will be valued according to the number of papers. - 30%

C2– Fundraising (international): Projects obtained from international funding sources as principal investigator in the previous 5 years (i.e. active projects in September 2016 onwards).

This criterion will be valued according to the relevance of the funding source, the amount granted, and the number of projects. The CV must include each project, indicating the role of the candidate in the grant, amount granted, period of funding, and funding agency. - 20%

C3– Fundraising (national): Projects obtained from national funding sources as principal investigator in the previous 5 years (i.e. active projects in September 2016 onwards).

This criterion will be valued according to the relevance of the funding source, the amount granted, and the number of projects. The CV must include each project, indicating the role of the candidate in the grant, amount granted, period of funding, and funding agency. - 10%

C4 – International recognition: Participation in international committees/boards, grant evaluation panels and editorial boards in the previous 5 years.

This criterion will be valued according to the relevance of the boards, role played in these, and number of activities. - 10%

C5 – Training and mentoring: Experience in training and mentoring of young researchers (PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, MD trainees, etc), and participation in training courses in the previous 5 years.

This criterion will be valued according to the number of PhD thesis directed (defended in the evaluation period), number of postdoctoral fellows supervised with subsequent research position in other centers and the relevance of such positions (which should be indicated in the CV), and role in training courses. - 10%

C6 – Impact on society: Translation of research discoveries to the clinics, invention of patents, relation with industry in the previous 5 years.

This criterion will be valued according to the relevance of research for society/patients, number and relevance of patents, and research interactions with industry. - 10%

C7 – Cardiovascular focus: Cardiovascular nature of the papers published as corresponding author (or co-corresponding author) and of the projects as principal investigator in the previous 5 years. This criterion will be evaluated as the weight of cardiovascular research in the overall scientific production and fundraising of the candidate. - 10%

Scoring criteria: 
C1 - C1 – Scientific production - 30%
C2 - C2– Fundraising (international) - 20%
C3 - C3– Fundraising (national) - 10%
C4 - C4 – International recognition - 10%
C5 - C5 – Training and mentoring - 10%
C6 - C6 – Impact on society - 10%
C7 - C7 – Cardiovascular focus - 10%

"In the event of absence of any of the evaluators an alternate evaluator of the same area will be appointed"