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Our centre is committed to the principles of Open, Transparent, Merit-based (OTM-R) and equal opportunities recruitment processes, and hence, we endorse:

And have developed a "HR Strategy" on the recruitment and career development of the research staff according to all the principles and recommendations.

So far, all the recruitment processes for scientific and academic profiles have been developed via the public calls for talent recruitment, so we add the external evaluation to all our processes, for ensuring the policies and principles, and best practices in talent attraction.

Nevertheless, we provide support in the preparation of the applications to external calls to those candidates with solid careers and best fit into the Scientific Programme of the centre. If you are interested in joining Achucarro, you can contact us on recruitment@achucarro.org


Recruitment Programmes

IKERBASQUE - Basque Foundation for Science

Senior Researchers, Group Leaders and Associate Researchers, Tenured researchers
Achucarro is an eligible host institutions for the Ikerbasque position holders:

Ikerbasque Research Fellows
Tenure-track style 5 year contract, for post-doctoral profile researchers
2017 Call Deadline: March 30th.

Ikerbasque Research Professor Call
Permanent contracts for Senior Researchers, more than 4 years international research experience required (PhD before 2007-01-01)
2016 Call deadline: CLOSED

Marie Skłodowska Curie Action - European Commission

Senior Researchers and Associate Researchers
Achucarro is an eligible host institutions for the MSCA calls of the European Commission:

Individual Fellowships (IF)
12 to 24 months duration, for post-doctoral profile researchers
2017 Call Dates: April 11th - September 14th

Spanish Government - R&D State Secretariat

Ramon y Cajal: Tenured positions for Senior Researchers
Achucarro is an eligible host institutions for the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness Ramon y Cajal calls:

Juan de la Cierva
Postdoctoral contracts for different early career stage researchers
2017 Call Deadline: PENDING

Ramon y Cajal
Tenure-track style 5 year contract, for post-doctoral profile researchers
2017 Call Deadline: PENDING



Living here

If you are considering joining Achucarro, and moving to Bilbao and the Basque Country, you may want some advice or directions to find all the information that you may need to make a decision.