Eligible applicants comply with the following requirements:

  • Be in possession of an internationally recognized PhD-degree at the time of the application deadline, or provide evidence of its completion in the next 9 months.
  • Have an outstanding track-record, measured in terms of academic achievements and research publications
  • Provide complete documentation requested for application.


1st step: Submit your application

 All applications must be submitted exclusively online via ICFOjobs, our online application interface (http://jobs.icfo.eu >> Postdoctoral positions >> CELLEX ICFO-MPQ Research Fellows). Required application material should be uploaded to the application form and must be complete in order to be considered.

Suitable candidates are requested to submit:

– A presentation letter with a declaration of interests

– An updated complete Curriculum Vitae, including full list of publications,

– A copy of the PhD degree (if available at the time of application, or document stating the planned award date of the PhD degree).

IMPORTANT NOTE: As part of the application material, and within deadline, applicants should have contacted their two referees, whom they have listed in their application form, asking them to submit reference letters to the Cellex ICFO-MPQ Screening Committee. The reference letters must be submitted electronically directly by the referees to jobs@icfo.eu (mailing label: candidate name + “Cellex ICFO-MPQ”).

2nd step: Review process

In a first revision stage, applications will first be reviewed to assure that they meet the eligibility requirements and conditions. Candidates will be notified accordingly. Eligible applications will be evaluated by the Cellex ICFO-MPQ Screening Committee according to the following criteria:

  • Academic and research achievements
  • Impact of the fellowship on the candidate’s future career

All applicants will be notified of the decision in their case. Selected candidates are informed of the concession and should start their position within 2 months after having received the offer, although this may be extended in specific cases, such as Fellows re-allocating from, for example, across the continent.

Candidates may contact jobs@icfo.eu for enquiries.