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International Call for the Recruitment of Researchers

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ARAID Foundation launches an International Call for the Recruitment of Researchers. The call for applications is open to any candidate that fills the requirements of academic background and research experience.


Información convocatoria de contratación

ARAID has launched an international call for applications to fill up to 4 research positions in different research areas. The call for applications is open to any candidate that fits the requirements of mobility, academic background and postdoctoral experience. It is expected that the successful candidates will boost teams at Research Centres and Companies. ARAID researchers are expected to make a substantial contribution to their areas of research and be active members of the regional science-technology system. The final number of researchers to be hired depends on the quality of the proposals and budget availability. The contract duration is expected to be of 12 to 14 months.

Applications must be submitted electronically through this website before 14.00h (CET) February 28th 2014.

Characteristics of the positions:

Contracts will be of full time dedication and for a maximum duration of 14 months. Public Research Institutions as well as Private Companies may act as Host Institutions for the ARAIDEU candidates. For questions about the ARAIDEU call please write an email to

Requisites of the candidates:

Research Experience: Candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree and have at least six years of full-time equivalent research experience: Depending on their research experience they will be considered as:

- Experienced fellows : PhDs with 6 to 10 years of research experience (including PhD years)
- Very experienced fellows: PhDs with more than 10 years of experience and an research stage of at least two years in a research institution/company located in a different country to the one were obtained its PhD.

Mobility: Comply with one of these two types of trans-national mobility taken into account by the ARAID-EU Programme:

Incoming mobility for non-residents in Spain or residents that have not resided for more than 12 months in the past 3 years;
Re-integration of Member State or Associated Country nationals, non-residents in Spain, having carried out research in a third country (Third countries which are neither EU Member States nor associated to FP7) for at least 3 years, to establish them in a longer-term career after this trans-national mobility period.


The selection procedure of ARAIDEU Fellowship Program will consist of three phases:

1. Publication of the call and reception applications
2. Evaluation of applications
3. Negotiation and Interview: Contract agreement and project start date

Only complete applications will be evaluated, consisting on:

- CV and 2 reference letters in pdf format (uploaded to the application tool)
- Research Project Description (+ stating the selection panel of choice)

- A declaration of interest & co-financing  commitment letter filled by the Host Institution (Research Centre or Private Company) of choice.

The declaration of interest & commitment letter is to be filled by the Research/Manager that will be immediate responsible of the Researcher once entering the Host Institution team as recruited ARAIDEU fellow, signed by the Legal Entity Appointed Representative (LEAR) of the Research Centre/Company where the candidate wants to develop the project, and sent by mail to Araid prior to the call deadline.

Applications will be assessed by an independent evaluation commission, whose responsibility will be to rank the different candidates according to their merits and potential. Based on this assessment, and on interviews conducted with the best candidates, ARAID will make the corresponding offers, after approval of the Board of Trustees. ARAID will assist with visa and work permit procedures. The contract will be effective only when the selected candidates are able to work legally and effectively start their research projects. Final salary will be negotiated with each researcher. Researcher salary will be in range of the PEOPLE Program salary tables and aligned with those of colleagues with similar responsibility level at their host. The number of positions granted in each call will depend on the budget availability and quality of the proposals. Selected candidates are expected to start in their positions from June 2014.

Candidates must select one or two evaluation panels that correspond to teh scientific main areas in the ARAID Foundation:

Priority areas:

  • Biomedicine and health sciences
  • Information and communication technology
  • Food science and technology
  • Social and cultural development
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Nanosciences and nanotechnology
  • Technological development based on new materials and processing

More information on Industries and Industrial Associations in Aragón:

Centro Europeo de Empresas e Innovación de Aragón, S.A. (CEEIARAGON)

Consejo Aragonés de Cámaras de Comercio

Confederación de la Pequeña y Mediana Empresa

Confederación de Empresarios de Aragón


More information on the Campus Iberus of International Excellence of the Ebro Valley:

Campus Iberus

Research Centres and Institutions in Aragon:


· Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria (CITA)

· Instituto Tecnológico de Aragón (ITA)

· Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud (I+CS)

· Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC)

· Fundación Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA)


Universidad de Zaragoza

· Universidad de Zaragoza

· Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Ingeniería de Aragón (I3A)

· Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Biocomputación y Física de Sistemas Complejos (BIFI)

· Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Nanociencia en Aragón (INA)

· Instituto Universitario de Matemáticas y Aplicaciones (IUMA)

· Escuela Universitaria Politécnica de La Almunia de Doña Godina (EUPLA)

· Escuela Politécnica Superior de Huesca (EPSH)

· Escuela Universitaria Politécnica de Teruel (EUPT)

· Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Ciencias Ambientales de Aragón (IUCA)

· Instituto Universitario de Investigación CIRCE

Universidad San Jorge

· Universidad San Jorge


· Estación Experimental de Aula Dei (EEAD)

· Instituto de Carboquímica (ICB)

· Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología (IPE)


· Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón (ICMA)

· Instituto de Síntesis Química y Catálisis Homogénea (ISQCH)

· Laboratorio de Investigación en Tecnologías de la Combustión (LITEC)


· Centro de Investigación de Recursos y Consumos Energéticos (Fundación CIRCE)


· Parque Científico Tecnológico de Aula Dei (PCTAD)

· Parque Tecnológico WALQA

· Plataforma Tecnológica TECNOEBRO

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