News: The INPhINIT, “la Caixa” Doctoral Fellowship Programme is open for applications
- CRAG offers 8 PhD research projects for developing a PhD under the INPhINIT “la Caixa” Doctoral Fellowship Programme
- The INPhINIT programme fellows will enjoy a 3-year doctoral employment contract and a personal development career plan
INPhINIT is a new doctoral fellowship programme devoted to attracting international Early-Stage Researchers to the top Spanish research centres in the areas of Bio and Health Sciences, Physics, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. INPhINIT is promoted by the "la Caixa" Foundation with the aim of supporting the best scientific talent and fostering innovative and high-quality research in Spain by recruiting outstanding international students and offering them an attractive and competitive environment for conducting research of excellence.
INPhINIT recruits per call 57 Early-Stage Researchers of any nationality, who enjoy a 3-year employment contract at the Research Centre of their choice among those selected and awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness ("Severo Ochoa" centres of excellence and "Maria de Maeztu" units of excellence) and the Spanish Ministry of Health ("Carlos III centres of excellence"). In addition, researchers establish a personal career development plan including trasnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility opportunities, and attend a full range of complementary training courses and workshops.
CRAG offers 8 research projects under the INPhINIT programme, which fall into different disciplines such as Plant and animal biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genomics and Proteomics or Bioinformatics. CRAG research projects are:
- Machine learning in large heterogeneous genomic data (Dr. Miguel Pérez-Enciso)
- Spectacular – Spectral imaging applications to unveil plant metabolic responses (Dr. Manuel Rodriguez-Concepcion)
- Influence of genome structure on the virulence of Ralstonia solanacearum (Dr. Marc Valls)
- Role of TEMPRANILLO genes in plant development and hormone signalling (Dr. Paula Suárez-López)
- Understanding Circadian Clock Function in Plants (Dr. Paloma Mas)
- Rice Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinases as Signaling Nodes Mediating Tolerance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses (Dr. Maria Coca)
- Genetic dissection of eth8, a QTL involved in climacteric fruit ripening in melon (Dr. Jordi Garcia-Mas)
- Genomic and proteomic analyses of the Arabidopsis flower development gene regulatory network (Dr. José Luis Riechmann)
The end of the call for applications is 2 February 2017
Check for the eligibility criteria here.
INPhINIT relies on the European Commission's support through the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - COFUND programme to recruit a larger number of researchers and achieve a broader impact, as well as to further pursue the highest standards for research training.