IBEC will welcome no fewer than three new PhD students with fellowships from the “la Caixa” Foundation’s new Inphinit programme, placing the institute fourth among the 28 centres that were chosen.
The doctoral fellowship programme, which aims to attract international early-stage researchers to the top Spanish research centres – namely the MINECO-selected Severo Ochoa centres and Maria de Maeztu units of excellence, and the Spanish Ministry of Health’s Carlos III centres of excellence – closed its first call in February this year.
It attracted 438 applications for the 57 positions, which are co-funded by the European Commission through COFUND, one of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie initiatives of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.
“IBEC’s success in the Inphinit programme is still more evidence that bioengineering is one of the ‘hot topics’ of today,” states Managing Director David Badia. “It proves the effectiveness of our institutional strategy to attract the best talent, with the generous support of the “la Caixa” Foundation paving the way.”
The IBEC-bound students, who will receive a three-year employment contract, will join the groups of Nuria Montserrat, Raimon Jané and Lorenzo Albertazzi.