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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MSCA Group
Scientific Supervisor
Jesús López-Herce Cid
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Research group
Critically ill children disease
Salud Pública y MaternoInfantil
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Medicine
Group description
The Critically Ill Child Pathology Research Group of the Gregorio Marañón General University Hospital of the Complutense University of Madrid Research Institute is made up of researchers dedicated to the care and treatment of critically ill children.
Our group develops experimental, teaching and clinical research lines, with projects that integrate translational animal experimentation, clinical research and the teaching application of the results.
Our research lines are cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, invasive and non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring, nutrition in the critically ill child, renal failure and continuous renal replacement therapies, education by simulation, and monitoring and treatment of analgesia and sedation in the critically ill child.
Our group has as main objective the collaboration with other pediatric groups and other specialties to carry out integrating multicenter studies, participating in multiple international collaborating projects.
Our group has extensive experience in training researchers in the Rio Hortega, Predoctoral, Juan Rodés and Fernando de Castro programs of the Carlos III Institute and Complutense University of Madrid
The Pediatric Intensive Care Research Group is a member of the pediatric research network funded by the Carlos III Institute, the Network for Maternal and Child Health and Development (SAMID Network), participates in the RECLIP Network and other international network (PALISI) and coordinates the Ibero-American Network for the Study of the Cardiorespiratory Arrest in Children (RIBEPCI).
Dr. Jesús López-Herce is the head of research group and the Professor of Pediatrics at the Complutense University
Several members of our team are coordinators of different investigation comittees of the European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC), Latinoamerican Society of Pediatric Intensive Care (SLACIP) and the Spanish Society of Pediatric Intensive Care (SECIP)
Research group website
Research topic
Research area
Life Sciences (LIF)
Candidatures: requirements
CV and letter of motivation
Candidatures: deadline
Pza. Ramón y Cajal, s/n; Ciudad Universitaria; 28040 - MADRID

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