Postdoctoral fellowships at the UPF

Postdoctoral fellowships at the UPF


20 Apr 2015

Within the UPFellows programme there are 5 open positions at the postdoctoral level to join research groups of the university.

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility is determined using the information provided via the web application, which should include:

  1. The following documentation
    • a full CV
    • a statement of research interests and plans for the UPFellow period
    • the names of three scholars who are willing to serve as references for the applicant
    • an indication of which panel the applicant wishes to consider his/her application
    • ethical Issues document (it is a compulsory document for all fields).
  2. It must prove that the applicant
    • holds a PhD or will earn a PhD by May 31st, 2015 (Dissertation/Thesis approved and defended by May 31st, 2015)
    • will undertake transnational mobility, defined as the applicant not having carried out his or her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the start of the application period on March 14. Short stays, such as holidays, are not considered.

If you have any question about your eligibility, please contact upfellows [at] upf [dot] edu before submitting an application.

How to apply

Applications for the UPFellows program are accepted exclusively through our online application system. The application deadline is April 20th, 2015 at 11:59 PM.

Candidates must register in order to be able to use the online application system. The online application form includes all of the necessary information for the initial stages of the selection process (scientific CV, list of publications, meetings, research experience and interests, fellowships obtained under competitive calls, project the applicant wishes to perform, etc.)

At least two reference letters must be provided, which will be automatically requested from the referees proposed by the candidate through the online system. Candidates must ensure that all information is included before the deadline, including the reference letters. Incomplete proposals will not be considered eligible.

Once the application is submitted, an acknowledgement of receipt will be automatically sent by e-mail to the applicant. A reference number will be assigned, which should be included in any further correspondence.

For any additional information, please contact Marta Rodríguez at upfellows [at] upf [dot] edu.

Financial conditions

UPFellows will receive a three-year contract with a gross salary/year of 47.300€ plus Social Security costs. In addition, selected candidates will receive:

  • Travel allowance: 800€/year
  • Contribution to Research costs: 3,000 €/year
  • Other economic benefits: UPF has agreements with a number of providers of consumer products and health, leisure, sports, and travel services which offer employees a wide range of benefits that will be also available to the fellows.
  • Furthermore, candidates will have access to a wide offer of training activities such as seminars, specific training session, etc. They will be provided with the required conditions to develop their research projects with autonomy and within a stimulating environment.

Please check the general and specific Call texts for further information:

UPFellows website