III Edition of Campus Vida’s International Postdoctoral Program (2017/2)

Campus Vida’s Research Centers Network (SRCN), located at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, opens a public call to hire new postdoctoral researchers in the areas of Chemistry (CiQUS), Medicine (CiMUS) and Information Technology (CiTIUS) for a period of two years.

In the framework of a program partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Regional Government through the Consellería de Cultura, Educación e Ordenación Universitaria (Centros singulares de investigación de Galicia e Agrupacións estratéxicas consolidadas, 2016-2019), CiMUS, CiQUS and CiTIUS select new postdoctoral researchers for the next two years, within a research environment which hosts 16 large European collaborative projects and about 500 researchers, including 5 ERC Grants. Open positions will involve the following areas:



Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases

Neuroscience, Oncology, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology and Obesity, Experimental Therapies, Nanomedicine, Genomics and Biostatistics/Bioinformatics.



Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials

Biological Chemistry, New Materials, including Nanobiomaterials, Synthetic Methodology, Structural Chemistry, Computational Chemistry.



Information Technology

Artificial Vision, Autonomous Sensors, Data to Text and Machine Learning

Click here to check the Official Campus Vida’s 2017/2 Postdoctoral Call

A Life Sciences environment

‘Campus Vida’ is a strategic initiative of the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), intended to support the excellence of scientific and technological research in the areas of Life Sciences and Technology. Appointed as one of the eight Spanish International Campuses of Excellence, it promotes a research organization model that enables the development of the best multidisciplinary frontier research, as well as the permanent collaboration with the healthcare sector and biotech companies, in order to become a growth vector in both social and economic terms.

One of the major players to achieve this goal is the Singular Research Centers Network (SRCN), a key element in the areas of Medicine (CiMUS), Chemistry (CiQUS) and Information Technology (CiTIUS), whose purpose is to attain both academic and research excellence. These research centers host about 500 researchers –including 5 ERC Grants- and 16 large European collaborative projects, and their operating model is based on self- demanding, clearly differentiated from classic university structures.

All these centers work coordinated towards the development of a cooperative and transdisciplinary research in strategic areas, committed to scientific excellence and transferring of knowledge to society.

Campus Vida’s Research Centers are organized according to the following principles:

  • Interdisciplinary research in strategic areas with a clear leaning towards the transfer of knowledge and the generation of returns for the society.
  • Advice by an External Advisory Board, conformed by world leading scientists.
  • Scientific activity guided by a rigorous strategic planning.
  • Executive scientific leadership.

CiMUS: Molecular Medicine and Chronical Diseases

CiMUS hosts 32 PI (having hosted 2 ERC and Human Frontiers grantees), more than 50 postdocs and over 120 PhD students who published around 150 papers/year, with an cumulative impact factor close to 1.000. The PIs published on a yearly basis in the most relevant journals in the biomedical field including Nature, Science, Nat. Med., Nat. Genet., Cell, Cell Metabolism, Gastroenterology, etc. Funding is obtained from different sources including a large number of EU-funded projects. Finally one of the strengths of the Center is the close collaboration with pharma and biotech industries.

CiQUS: Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials

CiQUS hosts 34 PIs (including 3 ERC grantees), 30 postdocs and over 100 PhD students, who publish around 100 JCR papers/year, with an average impact factor of 7,0 (2016). Since 2013 they published over 50 papers in top-ranked journals, with IF>10, and obtained 3,6 million Eur/year from competitive R&D funds (30% international). During 2013-2016 CiQUS researchers have also obtained 10 granted patents (2 licensed) and collaborated in 3 new spin-offs.

CiTIUS: Information Technology

Currently, CiTIUS hosts 32 senior researchers, which have been selected by an external scientific advisory board, and a total of 100 researchers. During the period 2014-2016, CiTIUS researchers have published more than 200 SCI papers,obtained more than 4,5 M€ from competitive R&D funds, most of them in collaboration with the industry sector. CiTIUS researchers have also promoted 3 new spin-offs.


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