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
María Luisa García Guardia
Contact email
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Research group
Socmedia Complutense Group
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Media & Communication Science
Group description
The research group studies social communications learning and play habits and skills in children and youth by measuring and using new communications media and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The group works on cutting-edge social sciences research lines and on top-priority research lines in human capital training and education in the Information Society. The group also works within the strategic area of opportunities and challenges arising from the media, new technologies and, in particular, internet, mobile telephones and video games, in the ever-changing present day.
Investigations are carried out through an open, ongoing multidisciplinary seminar aimed at analyzing the ways children and youth use and consume media when learning, playing and interacting socially and with other individuals, and as part of their culture.
Our research if focusing on the different ways young people interact through communications media and, in particular, through internet. Among other variables, the analysis looks at the relationship between time spent in face-to-face interactions vs. in virtual interactions; the variability of interpersonal relationships initiated online; the content young people use in their face-to-face and online relationships; the perceived intensity, suitability and trustworthiness of these relationships; creditability and trust based on the type of face-to-face or online relationship; and the different ways of perceiving communication.
Research topic
Quantitative and qualitative research on online content consumption and posting habits.
Quantitative and qualitative research on content consumption habits in classrooms using mobile devices and on creation of content by students.
Compare how young people use communications media and ICT, based on the duration, order, frequency, time of day, content and assessment of their use. The work also aims to describe and define the social learning of young people through different media types and discover their collective social media imaginary through the use of communications media and internet.
Analyze the way children, young people and adults use and consume media in learning, play, culture and their social and interpersonal relationships.
Research, using neuroscientific techniques, of the use of ITC and the impact of interactive audiovisual content on millennials, Gen Z'ers, etc.
Areas of knowledge: Communications, Sociology, Psychology, IT and Neuroscience
Research area
Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
Candidatures: requirements
- Letter of motivation;
- CV;
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