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 Guijarro Mata-García
Contact email
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Research group
Accesible Social Skills E-training (ASSE)
Computer Architecture and Automation
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering
Group description
The ASSE research group is focused in three main research lines:
- Computer vision systems applied to different environments. These systems, under the paradigm of artificial intelligence, offer solutions to specific tasks within the manipulation of data from different sources, so their research has focused on the design and development of algorithms for data mining.
- Artificial intelligence to develop realistic human behaviours. Mainly focused on the acquisition of social skills through technological simulators and educational videogames.
- Design and implementation of new technologies to promote accessibility and gender equality principles.
The ASSE group has been recognized since 2007 with more than 30 articles in international journals indexed in the JCR in both, Science and Social, Edition, and several international conferences and workshops.
Some members of the group have participated in various European (H2020) projects such as RAGE (, BEACONING ( or RHEA (
Besides, It is worth mentioning the participation and coordination in more than 20 research projects of competitive calls (national and technology transfer projects to companies).

This group works and narrowly collaborates with several Universities such as Harvard University, New York University, Tufts University, the University of Aberystwyth or University of La Sapienza, among others.
Research group website
Research topic
The ASSE group is grounded on these main research lines:
- Intelligent Expert Systems
- Computer Vision Systems
- New technologies to promote accessibility and gender equality principles
- Educational videogames for the arts (STEAM)
- Virtual reality to train social skills.
- Arts and Technologies in Leadership (ATL).
- Machine and deep learning to simulate realistic human behaviours, i.e: audiences for public speaking or job interviews).

The transference of knowledge with ASSE group is endorsed by several companies and universities such as:
- ONCE / Edico project with the National Blind Organization (
- CNTC/ La Cortesía de España in collaboration with the National Classical Theater Spanish company.(
- BNE/Dancing a Treasure: the videogame, with the the National Ballet of Spain (
- Harvard University. The group has a study group at RCC/Harvard University
- New York University/Game Center. The group is collaborating with NYU Magnet in the study of body language for videogames. (
- Spanish Hospital Ramon y Cajal.
Research area
Information Science and Engineering (ENG)
Candidatures: requirements

Interested applicants should submit to the Contact Person above the following documents before the deadline:
- a cover letter, short motivation letter
- a recent Curriculum Vitae
- a research statement
- reference letters, if any
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.

Complutense University of Madrid
European Office