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i3S Call for new Research Groups

The Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (i3S) welcomes applications from outstanding scientists to establish new independent Research Groups.


i3S is a multidisciplinary research institute located in the world heritage city of Porto, Portugal, that brings together internationally recognized scientists working on basic, translational and clinical research, with the aim of tackling major societal challenges in biomedical sciences. The i3S is organized in three Research Programs: i) Cancer; ii) Host Interaction and Response, and iii) Neurobiology and Neurologic Disorders.


The i3S activity ranges from the study of living organisms at the molecular and cellular level, to the dissection of disease mechanisms and the development of preventative diagnostic and therapeutics, in a full cycle from bench to bedside. The i3S provides a highly stimulating scientific environment, equipped with up-to-date technological platforms and in close proximity with schools of the University of Porto and hospitals.

In this open international call, we are looking for junior/mid-career researchers from any nationality. Eligible applicants are scientists (Ph.D., MD or MD-Ph.D degree) with a successful postdoctoral experience. Applicants must have an excellent scientific track record and are expected to pursue highly innovative research projects in frame with one of the i3S Integrative Programs and to be able to raise extramural funding.

Institutional support, including laboratory space and access to state-of-the-art facilities, will be provided by the i3S. Salary support is not included, and approval of the application does not automatically entail successful candidates to a research position. Candidates that require salary support should apply for a research position through an independent call for applications, either promoted by the I3S (http://www.i3s.up.pt/job-opportunities) or promoted by an external entity like FCT or the EC.

Motivated candidates should submit a complete group application, according to the “i3S Guidelines for the constitution, evaluation, and discontinuation of Research Groups” (Section D), which may be found at http://www.i3s.up.pt/GuidelinesnewResearchGroups. Applications cannot exceed a 10 page limit. The complete application should be submitted at http://www.i3s.up.pt/SubmitnewResearchGroups until November 16, 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews during December 2018. For further details please contact apfilipe@i3s.up.pt.




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