La Caixa INPhINIT is a new doctoral fellowship programme devoted to attracting international Early-Stage Researchers to the top Spanish research centres in the areas of Bio and Health Sciences, Physics, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. INPhINIT is promoted by the "la Caixa" Foundation with the aim of supporting the best scientific talent and fostering innovative and high-quality research in Spain by recruiting outstanding international students and offering them an attractive and competitive environment for conducting research of excellence.

INPhINIT recruits per call 57 Early-Stage Researchers of any nationality, who enjoy a 3-year employment contract at the Research Centre of their choice among those selected and awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness ("Severo Ochoa" centres of excellence and "Maria de Maeztu" units of excellence) and the Spanish Ministry of Health ("Carlos III centres of excellence"). In addition, researchers establish a personal career development plan including trasnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility opportunities, and attend a full range of complementary training courses and workshops.

I2PC currently opened positions are in the previously referred two areas:

  1. CryoEM analysis of flexible macromolecules
  2. CryoEM Tomography in Soft X-rays
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In the context of several European and National projects, the BioComputing Unit of the Spanish National Center for Biotechnology CNB-CSIC in Madrid, and the Instruct Image Processing Center ( are looking for motivated candidates for advancing its research in the area of cryo Electron Microscopy. BCU-I2PC has extensive experience in image processing in cryoEM, having contributed to the field with many key methods and software for the analysis of macromolecular flexibility, high resolution structural determination and total throughput increase in cryoEM data collection and analysis. You will find BCU-I2PC alumni as Principal Investigators or Image Processing facility personnel in many top institutions in Europe and the US. In particular, we currently have the following vacancies:



In all cases we are looking for people with knowledge in image processing and scientific computing, very motivated and interested in Life Science applications. Good knowledge of English is also required.

Candidates should send an e-mail to