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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ERC group
MSCA Group
Scientific Supervisor
Ana Inés Gómez De Castro
Contact email
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Research group
Space Astronomy
Physics of the Earth and Astrophysics
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Mathematical Science
Group description
The group consists of several senior and junior researchers. Our current research activity is mostly focused on the space ultraviolet telescope design and building project under the name World Space Observatory – Ultaviolet (WSO-UV,, which is one of the main projects of ROSCOSMOS (Russia's space agency), where AEGORA is in charge of developing the instrument's camera detector. This telescope will grant access to ultraviolet study for the international space community in the post-Hubble era. Other activities carried out by AEGORA include the coordination of both global and European's Ultraviolet Astronomy network (gNUVA and NUVA, respectively) and collaborating in Spain's educational reform regarding science. Furthermore, AEGORA is the Spanish node in the global educational project Hands on Universe, HOU. In 2009, the European HOU consortium was awarded the silver medal in Information and Communication Technologies for making Europe "the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010 in the field of Education and Training".
Research group website
Research topic
1. Space projects:
WSO-UV ultraviolet space telescope ( AEGORA manages the Spanish scientific participation in the project including the contribution to the Field Camera Unit (FCU), as well as a significant fraction of the ground segment software. FCU is an instrument for imaging in the 112-800 nm spectral range and slitless spectroscopy in the 112-180 nm range. AEGORA is also involved in the development of small (cubesat size) proposals including lunar projects for Earth and Solar System observation at ultraviolet and submillimeter wavelengths. Projects on UV instrumentation development and verification are among the group priorities.
2. Astrophysics Research: galactic star formation.
This is the main research activity of the group including. Main topics include: accretion and outflow physics, young planetary discs evolution, stellar and disc winds and the formation and early evolution of planets.
Also projects on the properties of interstellar dust and its role in the propagation of hydromagnetic waves in the interstellar medium are welcome.
3. Big data and data mining
Data mining and optimization processes directly linked to the aforementioned research lines have progressed to a line of work in statistics and operational research, actively developed throughout the years.
4. Numerical simulations
The group is working with the MHD codes PLUTO and ATHENA as well with Cloudy radiative transfer code. Applicants with experience in the use of RADMC3D are most welcome.
Research area
Mathematics (MAT), Physics (PHY)
Candidatures: requirements
- CV
- A selection of the three most important articles written by the applicant, accompanied with a brief reasoning as to why.
- Research Project proposal (short, 2-3 pages).
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.

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European Office