Would you like to progress your scientific career at IDIBAPS/FCRB?

Competitive international research depends on the existence of an excellent pool of highly creative researchers with the capacity to attract and retain the best talent from each generation. Our highly attractive research careers offer well-defined positions, clear professional prospects, generous funding and all the tools to support professional development and much more.

As indictated by the European recommendations, 4 main research categories are established:

  • R1 Pre-doctoral Researcher
  • R2 Recognised Researcher  
    • R2A Post-doctoral Researcher
    • R2B Junior Researcher
    • R2C Assistant Researcher
  • R3 Established Researcher 
    • R3A Acredited Researcher
    • R3B Junior Group Leader
  • R4 Group Leader

Download more detailed document about research careers at IDIBAPS.

HR Excellence in Research Award

Professional aspects, capturing talent, employment conditions and supervision of research staff are of the utmost importance to IDIBAPS. For this reason, in order to guarantee a more stimulating and favourable working environment, and in keeping with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for recruiting researchers, work is in progress on a continuous improvement process called the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R).

The initial recognition granted by the European Commission on 25 April 2015 made it necessary to establish and prepare an Internal analysis and an Action plan (2015-2018).

To retain the HR Excellence in Research award, it is necessary to continue to evaluate and update the latest versions of the plan, as set out below.

Consult the updated Plan (2017-2020), currently in force.

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What will your stay at IDIBAPS/FCRB be like?

Continuous training

The personnel who work in research at IDIBAPS can participate in the activities organised by the laboratories, and also gain access to different continuous training activities that the institution makes available to them. They can attend an average of 60 different scientific seminars every year (IDIBAPS seminars, in-house seminars, core facility seminars, neurosciences seminars, Campus Clínic cancer seminars, liver seminars and IIBB-CSIC/IDIBAPS seminars).

In addition, predoctoral (R1) and postdoctoral (R2) researchers at IDIBAPS can also participate in the Stepping-Stone programme, which aims to provide them with tools and knowledge related to aspects which, although not strictly scientific, are essential in enabling them to develop their careers.

Finally, all professional staff who work at the institution have access to subsidised employment training every year, which enables them to gain new knowledge and skills, and improve those they already possess.

Surrounded by talent

The research community is made up of over 1,500 professional staff members working in research, and is divided into 108 groups. With over 1,100 original articles published every year, over 600 competitive projects underway and the creation of 11 spin-offs, IDIBAPS is one of the leading biomedical research centres in Spain.

In a unique setting

Barcelona is a unique research and knowledge hub located in Southern Europe. It boasts a cutting-edge biomedical research ecosystem, a consolidated economic environment, an open and welcoming culture and excellent quality of life.

IDIBAPS initiatives

One of the priorities of IDIBAPS-FCRB is the promotion of clinical-scientific research profiles, i.e., professionals who combine research with patient care activities. This objective is specificially promoted through the implementation of our programmes, which include the following:

  • PhD4MD for R1 researchers: through the CRG (Centre for Genomic Regulation), the IRB Barcelona (Biomedical Research Institute) and the VHIR (Vall d'Hebron Research Institute), IDIBAPS set up this programme for the first time in 2015. It gives medical practitioners the opportunity to implement translational research projects, each coordinated jointly by a basic research investigator and a clinic linked to any of the institutions responsible for the programme.
  • BITRECS for R2 researchers: a scholarship programme set up by IDIBAPS in 2017, which receives funds from the European Commission and from "la Caixa" Foundation for the recruitment of excellent, motivated postdoctoral trainees. They are expected to implement a research proposal over 36 months while they participate in one of the two mobility schemes available: 1) Outgoing: 12-18 months at a foreign research centre and18-24 months at IDIBAPS; 2) Incoming: 36 months at IDIBAPS.
  • 50/50 Programme for R3 researchers who wish to become Junior Group Leaders: this programme is coordinated by IDIBAPS and Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and was set up in 2012 for young medical specialists (MDs) with a solid research career (PhD), with at least part of it being spent at the most prestigious foreign research centres.