Dear colleagues,


The Spanish Ministry in charge of Science and Innovation has published a public offer for grants (Programa Ramón y Cajal). The purpose of this offer is to reinforce the R&D Spanish system, concretely reinforcing the human power in Spanish Research Institutions. See brief description in English at


Programa Ramón y Cajal is similar, though not identical, to a tenure track position. This Program is addressed to young researches want to settle in, since it is a five-year contract (salary= 33.720 euros/year) enabling the holder to carry out both fully independent research (40.000 euros/4 years) and, if wished, fully independent teaching activity.


Applications are made by Spanish Research Institutions. Consequently, I offer support to apply through the Universidad de Sevilla (a Spanish southern University), taking for granted that I will cede lab space to the holder. The grant holder must have interest in ciliatology in particular or in protistology in general. Applicants should have a strong/competitive publication record in molecular and/or cellular microbiology.


Unfortunately, regulatory bases are in Spanish but I offer all support for comprehension. Application is online.


There is an internal (University) deadline, 29th January. The University must co-finance grants; therefore officials must know how many grants the University can offer. Those interested in this Program must send me before 27th January a concrete proposal, motivation letter, and CV, in order I can prepare the candidature.


Those interested in the Program can consult my ResearcherID (E-7645-2010) and my personal card at the University of Sevilla (, the University of Sevilla’s Web page (, and they can contact me by e-mail ([log in to unmask]).

Best whishes for year 2014 and I hope to hear from some of you!

Eduardo Villalobo
Dep Microbiología, Fac Biología
Universidad de Sevilla
Av Reina Mercedes, 6
41012 Sevilla