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
Guillermo Botella
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Research group
Computer Architecture and Automation
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering
Group description
The research activity of the Group of Architecture and Technology of Computing Systems (ArTeCS) of the Complutense University of Madrid is focused on the conception and construction of digital information processing systems, and its efficient application regarding performance, energy consumption, and cost. Within this broad area, the group pays special attention to high-performance computing, processor & memory hierarchy design and embedded systems.
The research activity of the ArTeCS group covers a wide range of subjects related to high-performance computing, computer architecture and system design. Furthermore, the ArTeCS group is one of the groups in UCM graded as “Excellent” by an evaluation commissioned by the State Research Agency.
One of the novel cutting-edge researching lines of the group is the unconventional computing paradigms such as Analog Computing and Quantum Computing for specific domains (i.e example neural networks implementation or security-based algorithms and systems). Furthermore, recently in collaboration with IBM, some of the researchers have started a promising line regarding Quantum Computing to improve the performance of arithmetic circuits and to develop robust and secure systems leveraging this technology.
Research group website
Research topic
The end of Dennard's scaling and Moore's Law and the deceleration of performance improvements of standard microprocessors are not problems to be solved, but facts that, recognized, offer amazing opportunities. We are seeing an explosion of novel computer architectures, which means exciting time in the academic work and industry. Inside of these architectures, we can find out quantum computing. Regarding this last paradigm, modern quantum theory, one of the great achievements of twentieth-century science, will soon celebrate its centenary. Estimations show that up to 40% of US GDP is due to technologies whose fundamental foundation is provided by that theory. It is expected that a discipline that celebrates its centenary will be mature and well examined, besides it could be said that it is one of the most robust and fertile scientific paradigms ever developed. Quantum computers have the capability to solve certain problems much faster than a classical computer running any known classical algorithm. While existing technologies for building quantum computers are in their early stages, nowadays we can consider their scalability and reliability in the context of large-scale quantum computer design. To design such systems is a must to understand what is required to design and model a balanced and fault-tolerant quantum computer architecture. The goal of this part of the fellowship is to provide architectural abstractions for the understanding of a quantum computer and for exploring system-level challenges to achieve scalable, fault-tolerant quantum computing. The project will be based on developing several systems using quantum computing with potential applications in the domain of machine learning, communications, and computer security, among others.
Research area
Chemistry (CHE), Information Science and Engineering (ENG), Mathematics (MAT), Physics (PHY)
Candidatures: requirements
*A motivation letter identifying research synergies (max 1 page)
* Your CV (including a list of publications) limited to a maximum of 4 pages
* Short summary of your proposed project idea (max 1 page)
Candidatures: deadline
C/ Profesor José García Santesmases, 9; 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