Open calls for fellows

CRI Research opens group leader positions to join our Collaborary!

We seek candidates at different career stages, from postdoctoral young investigators to tenured scientists. We are recruiting three types of Research fellows, differing in their profiles and lengths of stay.

We particularly call for candidates with interest in the following thematic areas :

OpenHealth - from data-rich research to development of frugal software and hardware
OpenLearning - from understanding learning to human-machine paradigms
Profile Sought

We are looking for scientists who thrive in dynamic environments,

are inspired and motivated by daily interactions with diverse peers, work best in teams and comfortably mix disciplines, rearranging, straddling field boundaries and wish to explore uncharted domains.

We expect that our fellows will complement current competencies of the CRI and spark collaborative projects that go beyond the CRI community. Around 20% of the fellow’s’ time will be contributed to cross-CRI activities (research collaborations, teaching, mentorship). We encourage projects and methodologies that can be successfully piloted here but eventually forked, reused, and remixed by others, outside of CRI.

Knowing that the research world is overwhelmingly white, male and old, CRI wants to rebalance that and reflect the composition of the world we live in.

We wish to welcome everybody!

At CRI, we believe diversity drives innovation. We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values this statement which is an integral part of our history, philosophy, and identity. We’re building a safe place where difference is valued and welcomed.


The Collaboratory is the research arm of the CRI,

and while here the fellows will benefit from facilities that besides a wet lab include a state-of-the-art maker-space, game and digital labs, as well as support for virtual reality and MOOC/online content development. Additionally, we have a >350 strong international students community, at CRI to pursue undergraduate, master and PhD-level studies.

Depending on the type of fellowship (see details within the calls), competitive personal stipend will be complemented by project running cost and research funds for PhDs and/or postdocs affiliated to the project.

Besides infrastructure, our collaborative academic ambience promotes and enables collaboration across disciplines and among researchers, students, faculty and members of the public.

Open Science Guidelines

We encourage candidates to follow 10 simple precepts,

to foster successful research in an open, ethical, rigorous and collaborative manner that were put forth in a recent international workshop at CRI. While workshop’s focus was Open Health, guidelines are useful for to Open Science at large.

  • Integrate ethical principles
  • Involve non-scientists
  • Clarify roles and rewards
  • Replicate prior work
  • Make research reproducible
  • Document everything
  • Publish and present accessibly
  • Emphasize research significance
  • Advocate open principles
  • Take calculated risks
What would be the administrative academic affiliation of the recruited fellows ?
Can you provide housing arrangements ?
Do you have (insert your favorite science toy) available ?
How many people are already working at CRI Research ?
Is there a list of CRI-related researchers who are potential collaborators ?
What can I use the research budget for (applies to Long-term and Core Fellows) ?
Are there any teaching obligations ?
Who can I contact for more info ?
Do I get a salary as a CRI Research Fellow ?
Can I work in a host laboratory outside of CRI ?
Do I need a PhD to apply