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
Susana Campuzano Ruiz
Contact email
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Research group
Electroanalysis and Electrochemical Biosensors (GEBE Group)
Analytical Chemistry
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Chemical Science
Group description
The Electroanalysis and Electrochemical (Bio)sensors research Group is a consolidated Group of the Complutense University of Madrid, constituted in 1988, whose research covers all branches of Analytical Electrochemistry, with special emphasis on the design and development of electrochemical (bio)sensing platforms to address relevant analytical problems. These (bio)sensors have mainly found application in the agriculture and food fields, in the detection of pathogen microorganisms and allergens and, during the last years, also in the clinical field.
The research group consists of three Full Professors, 4 Associate Professors, 2 Assistant Professors and several pre- and post-doctoral researchers. The scientific production of this research group is summarized in more than 400 research papers, 8 patents and over 4,500 communications to Congresses.
At the national level, this Group gets funding from national projects and private contracts with several companies.
At the international level, this research group has hosted a Global Action EC H2020-MSCA-IF and participates regularly in calls for European project grants. In fact, this group has been a participant in a project now coming to an end awarded in the Call: H2020-ECSEL-2017-2-RIA-two-stage ECSEL Joint Undertaking and is always open to fruitful collaborations with other prestigious national and international scientific researchers and with numerous outstanding partners (from research centers, hospitals and industry).
Research group website
Research topic
This Group’s research activity focuses on the implementation of advanced electrochemical platforms for single or multiple determinations at the same or different omic layer based on the use of novel nanomaterials, surfaces chemistries, biosensing approaches and amplification strategies for ultrasensitive and selective and detection of relevant analytes (transcriptomic, epigenetics and proteomic biomarkers) in complex samples (food extracts, tissues, saliva, blood, exosomes, cells, etc.). This multidisciplinary research is oriented towards developing new analytical tools in different fields, which should provide the fellow with valuable knowledge for the development of new bio-electroanalytical methodologies of great interest in food safety and in the improvement of clinical diagnosis and prognosis. In fact, the multidisciplinary education and training in different areas derived from the research carried out in this research group, together with the framework of its unique collaborations with other researchers and industrial partners, will give the fellow unique training and the optimal preparation for a future professional career in the EU knowledge sectors, whether private or public. It should also be noted that the fellow will have the possibility of giving part of the practical teaching assigned to the department to which the applicant group belongs, which will also allow him/her to develop skills as a university teacher.
Research area
Chemistry (CHE)
Candidatures: requirements
- Curriculum vitae (pdf)
- Hand-written motivation letter (pdf)
- Copy of the PhD degree certificate and EU Supplement to the Degree(s) (or equivalent certificate detailing the courses followed during the Degree & Master studies and marks obtained).
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