The IGC Post-doctoral Research Programme includes the possibility to:

  • Create Your Network by: i) inviting speakers, ii) organising meetings and workshops, iii) participating in post-doctoral retreats; more
  • Improve your Technical Skills by: i) participating in several training workshops (bioinformatics, microscopy, flow cytommetry, image analysis, animal models, etc);
  • Plan and Decide Your Career by: i) attending career workshops, ii) participating in post-graduate education (IGC international PhD Programme);
  • Work for Your Scientific Independence by: i) applying for your own research money from the Portuguese government agency (FCT) and others, ii) evolving to a fellow position (independent/autonomous post-doc) with a small research group, iii) attending grant writing courses;
  • Have your Role in Society (and fun) by: i) participating in Science Communication events (@ IGC, music festivals, science communication training workshops, etc); more

  • About our Institute

    The IGC has a strong interdisciplinary environment, enthusiastic critical mass, great research facilities, and is the work place of people from all over the word (English is the official language of the institute). The institute hosts 40 research groups engaged in different aspects of biomedical sciences, offering a multidisciplinary environment where both computational and experimental approaches to key questions in molecular and cellular biology are pursued. Despite its diversity, collaborations are established between different groups, as groups are small and the labs are open space (check our lab schedule to see our interaction with other groups). Additionally, the Gulbenkian Institute is located in a sea-side town close to Lisbon and integrated in a campus that includes other basic and applied research institutions in biology, biotechnology and chemistry with complementary interests and competences (more). The institute promotes the organization of workshops, conferences, and courses, hosts visitor programs (e.g., EMBO workshop on Light Microscopy on Living Cells). Additionally, it has a generous budget for inviting international speakers, and thus is able to host regular seminars presented by both in-house and external scientists. The quality of life is great in Portugal and the cost of living is lower than in most other places in the European Union (check visitportugal.com ).

    In 2010 and 2011, IGC was elected one of the world's Best Places to work at as a Post-doc (survey conducted by "The Scientist" magazine).



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