Postdoctoral Fellowships

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) aim to support the career development and training of researchers in all scientific disciplines through international and intersectoral mobility.

The fellows carry out their own research project in collaboration with a host institution, which is indicated at the time of their application. Researchers of all ages, nationalities and scientific disciplines can apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) provide an extremely enriching experience, that enhance the career perspectives for researchers by developing new scientific competences and gaining international and collaborative research experience.

Complutense as a Host Institution


The Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) is a public research university located in Madrid, and one of the oldest universities in the world (founded in 1499).

The UCM enrols over 80,000 students, almost 6,000 faculties and more than 3,000 administration and service staff and consistently ranks as one of the top universities in Spain. 

Research Groups

There are more than 200 UCM research groups interested in hosting researchers through MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships.

They are looking for ambitious, creative and scientifically curious researchers who meet the MSCA-PF eligibility criteria.

If you are ready to take the next step in your research career look into our university's host offers.

European Office

The Complutense University of Madrid as host institution, through a dedicated European Research Office, supports MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship candidates both in the application process and in managing the grant.

We offer, among other specific support services, an in-depth review of the proposal by experienced advisors: internal deadline to send the draft proposal to office is August 31, 2021.

Expressions of Interest

The next section include information about several UCM supervisors that have expressed their interests to host MSCA experienced researchers in their research group. If you are interested in one of them, you should contact the corresponding Scientific Supervisor directly.

The web search application will help you find the offer that best suits your interests. Just enable and use the filters (click on the filter icon). You can search by faculty, research area, and research topic to be proposed / description of the research group (by means of keywords). Visit the links provided in the search results (table below) to display further information.

Some offers the supervisors ask for particular documents. If you are required to submit a project proposal or you do not know exactly what send to present your candidature, you can use our template 'One Page Proposal'. 

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Scientific Supervisor
Dolores Serrano
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Research group
Formulation and bioavailability of novel medicines
Pharmaceutical Technology and Food Science
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Pharmacy
Group description
The research team is coordinated by Dolores Serrano at the School of Pharmacy. She is a member of the Formulation and bioavailability of novel medicines Research group at UCM having access to all laboratory shared equipments and facilities of the group. She has introduced a new line of research in 2017 on 3D printing of medicines and medical devices. Currently, the group is consisting on one contracted researcher, six PhDs and two master students. Part of the group is working on the development and characterisation of micro and nanomedicines to treat a range of diseases form neglected tropical diseases, cardiovacular therapies and cancer. The other part of the group is focused on the application of 3D printing techniques for personalised therapies including oral polypills, parenteral implants and microfluidic devices. Currently, we have in house one FDM printer, two SLA printers and one bioprinter. The group is highly active in international collaborations with other European countries (UK, Ireland and France) and Latinoamerica (Brasil, Argentina and Paraguay), as interdisciplinary research is conducted by the group.
Research group website
Research topic
The project proposed is looking for the development of a continuous manufacturing platform for nanomedicines based on the use of 3D printed microfluidic chips. It is a multidisciplinary project that aims to bridge the gap between nanomedicines and clinical practise. A range of skills will be acquired working in this project from material science and engineering including 3D printing, flow dynamics and modelling to formulation development and characterisation techniques (HPCL, PCS, DLS, NIR, SEM, TEM,....) and lastly, in vitro cell culture skills. Along with the scientific objectives, the trainee will be prompted to enroll in enterpreneurial activites, as well as other social tasks to diffuse science to all type of public. Hence, it is expected that a wide range of skills are acquired during the training programme.
Research area
Chemistry (CHE), Information Science and Engineering (ENG), Life Sciences (LIF)
Candidatures: requirements
Applicants should submit their CV and a short biography describing their background and expectations of the programme.
Candidatures: deadline
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Tenure-Track Position for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowships?

The "Plan de Actuaciones en Profesorado 2020-23 (ES)" of the Complutense University includes among its calls several options for further hiring of researchers with a PhD. All options require an excellent CV and being granted National Accreditation.

Among the requirements for the stabilization of a Researcher to Assistant Professor, it is required that the researcher has spent at least 3 years as a researcher hired by the UCM in a competitive public call.

Global Fellowships are open to researchers currently within or outside Europe who want to move to a Third Country for 1-2 years and then come back to the Complutense University for an additional year. Therefore, researchers who have been awarded a three-year Global Fellowship would be, after the end of the project and with the current regulatory framework, in a position to meet this condition.

In certain situations, it has been possible for a researcher with at least 2 years working at UCM to opt for a position as a junior Associate Professor.

Complutense University of Madrid
European Office