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Recruitment Programmes

Our organisation is open to host and recruit researchers from all the entities and organisations providing opportunities world-wide. Among others, we are wiling to host:

IKERBASQUE - Basque Foundation for Science
Achucarro is an eligible host institutions for the Ikerbasque position holders:

Tenure-track style 5 year contract, for post-doctoral profile researchers (>=R3)
Call usually opens in the first quarter of each year (Jan-Mar)

Permanent contracts for Senior Researchers, more than 4 years international research experience (>=R4) required.
Call usually opens in the second/third quarter of each year (May-Sep)

Marie Skłodowska Curie Action - European Commission
Achucarro is an eligible host institutions for the MSCA calls of the European Commission:

12 to 24 months duration, for post-doctoral profile researchers (>=R2)
Call usually opens in the second/third quarter of each year (Apr-Sep)

Spanish Government - R&D State Secretariat

Achucarro is an eligible host institutions for the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and the National Research Agency (AEI, Agencia Estatal de Investigación) calls:

Postdoctoral contracts for early career (R2) researchers.
Call usually will open in the first quarter of each year, as from 2022 (Jan-Feb)

Tenure-track style 5 year contract, for post-doctoral profile researchers (>=R3).
Call usually will open in the first quarter of each year, as from 2022 (Jan-Feb)

Guide to applicants

Our recruitment process follows the principles of the European Strategy for Researchers and the Open, Transparent, Merit-based Recruitment directives (HRS4R and OTM-R) .

One of the ways to join ACHUCARRO is through the achievement of a grant from one of the competitive calls in our sector (see Recruitment programmes below).

In the cases where applicants need a reference or support letter, we request a Research Statement with specific details of future research plans and objectives. Together with the CV or resume of the candidate, we use both to assess the alignment of the applicant with the Research Strategy of ACHUCARRO.

If our selection panels decide to support an application, the mutually agreed Research Statement is considered as a contract between the researcher and ACHUCARRO, in terms of the career development and follow-up of each person.

If you would be considering exploring the possibility to join us, using any of the schemes below, we encourage you to contact some weeks/months before each call is opened, so we can properly assess your profile and plans.

Researchers with a solid research record in the neurobiology of neuron-glia interactions can submit applications using this form.

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