Madrid Institute of Advance Studies (IMDEA) announces first international call for applications
26 April 2007
IMDEA is a network of international research centres of independent legal status, promoted on the initiative of the regional government and created to contribute to positioning Madrid among Europe’s knowledge-generating regions.
Today, Friday April 27, the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies (IMDEA) is opening the application period for the first international call for candidates for research positions. This week, the call for applications was published in the hardcopy editions of the Science, Nature and Economist magazines. The announcement will also be present on these magazine’s websites for two further months.
The call is open to any researchers interested in joining one of the research centres of excellence that make up IMDEA: Water, Food, Social Sciences, Energy, Mathematics, Materials, Nanoscience, Networks and Software. Equally, it is also an excellent opportunity to publicise this initiative internationally and attract to our region first-rate researchers who are currently working outside of Spain, in particular Spanish researchers who wish to return in order to continue their career in Madrid.
IMDEA is the network of international research centres of independent legal status, promoted on the initiative of the regional government and created to contribute to positioning Madrid among Europe’s knowledge-generating regions. To achieve this objective it is essential that scientific funding is not entirely the task of the public authorities, and that the private sector also contributes in a decisive manner. However, at the same time, the instruments required to attract the best researchers to Madrid must be in place. IMDEA has been designed precisely to provide a response to these challenges.
The candidates will be selected first and foremost taking into account their proven ability to carry out scientific research at the frontiers of knowledge. They will be selected on a quantitative and qualitative basis, paying special attention to their results within a diverse career and bearing in mind their accumulated experience as a whole. Each centre will select the best candidates under the guidance of its own Scientific Advisory Board made up of researchers of international renown and following the recommendations of the European Union in respect of fairness and transparency.
Those interested in this international call for applications can access it from www.imdea.org via a direct link to the page where they can select the institute they wish to apply to. All candidates will be verified to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria. If these requirements are met the application will be sent to the managers of each centre to begin the selection process with the Scientific Advisory Board. The candidates that are selected following this initial process will be contacted directly by each centre of the Madrid Institute of Advanced Studies for further information or to arrange interviews in person.
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