Junior La Caixa 2018 at BCAM (INPhINIT program)

Bizkaia Talent – BCAM

This job is brought to you by Bizkaia Talent, a non-profit organization funded by the Department for Economic Development of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia. Its main objective is to attract highly skilled professionals to the Basque Country by connecting them with the opportunities within the leading innovation and technology companies and universities there.

Company description
BCAM (www.bcamath.org), the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, is an interdisciplinary research centre founded in September 2008 under the sponsorship of the Department of Education, Universities and Research of the Basque government, the Regional Government of Bizkaia, the University of the Basque Country and Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Scientific Research. The centre is located in Bilbao, Spain.

The Basque Centre for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) established in Bilbao is a world-class research centre on Applied Maths with a focus on interdisciplinary research in the frontiers of mathematics, attraction and training of talented scientists, development of new numerical and simulation methods, interaction with industry, and promotion of scientific and technological advances worldwide.

Aiming to strengthen the Basque Science and Technology System, BCAM was created in Sept. 2008 by the Basque Government. BCAM obtained the Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence award in 2013, by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

BCAM counts with around 70 researchers from over 20 different countries with experience in some of the most prestigious research centres on their area, organized in 5 research areas. There are research personnel, PhD and postdoctoral students. The senior positions are permanent appointments.

BCAM is a young research centre; this sense, the scientific strategy of the Centre is based on three Scientific Platforms that have been set up in order to establish an interdisciplinary system capable of facing the challenges of Mathematical Science in a broad manner by bringing together Mathematics, Engineering and Sciences:

  • Core in Applied Mathematics: PDE, Numerical Analysis, Fourier Analysis, Algebraic Geometry, Probability and Statistics.
  • Computational Mathematics: Modeling and computer simulations using numerical, stochastic and Monte Carlo methods.
  • Applications of Mathematics to Industry, Social Sciences and Health Sciences.

INPhINIT targets the most motivated PhD candidates by addressing the research areas in which Spain excels: Bio and Health Sciences, Technology, Physics, Engineering and Mathematics. These disciplines are directly related to the major societal challenges marked by the European Commission: health and ageing, food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, water research, secure energy, climate change, smart and green transport and environment. In order to give effective answers to these concerns, supporting junior scientific talent has become essential to ensure the next generation of researchers.

The high-level research carried out in Spanish research labs, the international background and scientific excellence of their group leaders, a strong network of academic and industrial contacts as well as access to a wide assortment of scientific training activities and events, bring the opportunity to develop a top scientific career in Spain and boost the chances of obtaining an independent research position across the world.

Bizkaia Talent offers a range of services, such as dual career support for those individuals who are coming to the region on a work contract, and also advice to those who are considering Basque Country as their next work destination. To access these services and support, please register on the Bizkaia Talent website.

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