ICREA senior call 2021

The Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA) has opened 10 senior research positions for 2021 in the areas of Experimental Sciences & Mathematics and Engineering Sciences.


IBEC encourage candidates to apply to this call and will support outstanding candidacies for both areas.


ICREA researchers are required to make substantial contributions to their own areas of research and to have a strong impact in the Catalan research system by becoming fully involved, active members of the Catalan research community.


Requirements for candidates:


  • A Ph.D. degree obtained preferably before 2017.
  • Relevant multinational exposure at pre-doctoral and/or post-doctoral level.
  • Expansive phase of academic career, with an outstanding research record and leadership. Applications from women are especially welcome.


Eligibility criteria:

  • ICREA positions are not compatible with permanent positions outside the Catalan research system (not even part-time).
  • The call is open to all scholars worldwide who, on the 9th March 2019 (24 months prior to the deadline of this call), were not yet holding a permanent position in the Catalan research system.


ICREA Offers:


  • Permanent contract with ICREA to work at universities or research centers in Catalonia no later than September 2022.
  • Salaries are in line with those at Catalan universities. ICREA research professors are subject to an evaluation of their research progress and general performance after the first three-year period and, subsequently, every five years.


How to apply:


In order to apply, candidates need to have the support of the catalan research institution where they will carry out their research activities.


Interested applicants to apply for an ICREA position at IBEC should send:

  • a letter of expression of interest
  • CV

to  before 3 pm on 25 February 2021 (Ref.: ICREA 2021).

An ad-hoc selection committee will evaluate all candidacies and decide which ones IBEC will support.


Then, the application must be submitted electronically via ICREA website before 2:00 pm (Central European Time) on 9 March 2021. Please note that no applications can be submitted after the deadline.