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
Rosa María Garcia Garcia
Contact email
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Research group
Physiology of Reproduction in Lagomorphs (CONEREPRO)
Physiology /Animal Production
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Group description
It is a consolidated and multidisciplinary group with over 30 years of research experience in reproductive physiology in different species. Members includes recognized Professors, Associate Professors, postdoctoral and Master students in Complutense and Polytechnic Universities. Lab’s group are located in the Physiology Department and the Animal Production Department at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and, the experimental farm is located at the near facilities of the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
The team has proven experience in obtaining funding from public and private agencies. The scientific production of the group includes more than 60 research papers in international journals, mostly in Q1 position, and near 25 PhD Thesis. The trained persons in our research team are currently holding positions in the academia and in private companies related to animal production, as well as Executive positions in some Public organisms.

Working environment is enjoyable and kind, and the presence of prestigious researchers in the areas of reproductive physiology and animal production at both Universities and the nearest institutions in Madrid could very motivating.
Research group website
Research topic
Our research is focused on the study of the early events of reproduction, such as oocyte maturation and embryo development and, the consequences of different maternal treatments and conditions in the reproductive and metabolic outcome of the mother and their offspring. On one hand, our goal is to improve the reproductive outcome of farming females, searching for new and alternative sustainable reproductive and nutritional strategies to be applied in the farm. The group is pioneer in the approaching for the integration of the productive systems strategies based in a physiological basis. On the other hand, we developed some studies of basic science for better comprehension of mechanistic pathways in the ovary, oviduct, and the oocyte and embryo. In a future project, we will intend to approach to the role of microbiome in reproductive physiology in females.
Research area
Life Sciences (LIF)
Candidatures: requirements
Applicants should be submitted:
-Complete CV
-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