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
Bianchi Mendez
Contact email
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Research group
Physics of Electronic Nanomaterials
Plaza Ciencias, 1, Facultad Fisicas - UCM
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Physical Science
Group description
The Physics of Electronic Materials Group (FINE Group) is a consolidated research team composed by 8 researchers as staff members, 3 post-doc and 8 PhD students, which has been working steadily on the study of optical and electronic properties of semiconductors by means of electron microscopy techniques since more than 25 years. Eight Ph. D students have concluded their PhD thesis within the group in the last 7 years, and have been afterwards recruited in relevant Research centers, such as ESRF in France, Paul Drude Institute in Germany or at Politecnico di Milano and Istituto Nazionale di Ottica in Italy.
We have been involved in several international projects, such as a Marie Curie Training Site and TPVCell European Training Network (ETN); Bilateral actions with Germany, Portugal, Italy and France.
The FINE Group manages its own facilities at the UCM premises to carry out experimental research on an independent basis. The main equipment consists of four scanning electron microscopes (SEM) with advanced techniques as CL, EBSD, EDS to study structural and optical properties. An optical confocal-Raman microscope and an AFM complete the battery of equipment for materials characterization. His infrastructure enables a quite full material science research. The group has produced several patents and about 90 papers published since 2013.
Research group website
Research topic
The scope of the activity research of FINE team is the study of semiconductor and electronic nanostructures with the aim to investigate their structure, morphology and physical properties. We had developed a synthesis route that enables us to get reproducible oxide nanomaterials (SnO2, GeO2, TiO2, Ga2O3, ZnO …) with several morphologies (nanowires, nanotubes, nanorods, hierarchical structures, plates…) based on a thermal evaporation method. In addition, a full characterization of the obtained nanomaterials is carried out within the group. We study of the optical and electronic local properties of the obtained nanostructures with high spatial resolution with the aid of, but not only, electron microscopy related techniques. Some of the issues we address are related to the study of growth mechanisms, dopant incorporation, energy levels, electronic recombination, crystal defects, and surface effects…, among others. These are critical issues when these materials enter in practical applications.
The current project, entitled “Functional nanomaterials based on metal oxides: synthesis and upgrading of their optical and electrical properties for applications in energy and sensing”, aims to optimize the optical and electrical properties of novel oxides based nanostructures to be implemented in devices in which light matter interaction is a key performance factor, such as solar cells or optical sensors. We tune the physical properties through several ways: microstructure (crystalline phase and defects); doping (optical active impurities, carrier concentration, resistivity control); morphology (architecture, branched structures, periodic structures…); and dimensionality (hybrid structures with nanoparticles/nanowires, nanowires/ultrathin films) of the oxide based nanostructures.
Research area
Physics (PHY)
Candidatures: requirements
Interested applicants should submit to the Contact Person above a motivated letter (that should also list names of the two referees), a recent Curriculum Vitae, and two reference letters.
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