Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships (IF)

    17/05/2021 13:30 - Europe/Athens
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, A Coruña
    Universidade da Coruña

CITIC, the Centre for Information and Communications Technology Research of the University of A Coruña (UDC), is looking for outstanding postdoctoral researchers who would like to boost their careers applying for Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships in 2021 with CITIC as the hosting institution.

CITIC is a research centre which promotes the advancement and excellence in R&D in the use of ICTs. It is the only ICT centre awarded the distinction of Research Centre of Galicia 2019-2022 by the Regional Government of Galicia (North-West of Spain). CITIC was created in 2008 as a bridge between the university and private companies in the ICT sector. The UDC is a young public university, with an extensive catalogue of courses, including 39 undergraduate, 57 Master’s and 36 PhD degree programmes. UDC’s activity is coordinated around its three specialised campuses – Industry, Sustainable Development and Innovation.

CITIC’s research is divided into four research areas: Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Engineering, High Performance Computing, and Intelligent Networks and Services; and one cross-disciplinary stream which draws on all four, Cybersecurity.

CITIC therefore invites Expression of Interest (EoI) from excellent researchers who would like to apply for MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships in 2021. EoIs are open to all CITIC’s research areas. Candidates can find further information about research priorities, supervisors and CITIC’s current projects at CITIC’s website: https://citic.udc.es/

CITIC and the UDC will offer support and guidance to the selected applicants during the application process (tentative deadline 15th September 2021). Further information about the UDC support to excellent science can be found here: https://otri.udc.es/cienciaexcelente/



Employment conditions

CITIC provides researchers optimal working conditions to carry out their projects and develop their careers. Researchers will benefit from CITIC’s high-quality support and facilities, including an open, modern office space and full access to the CITIC Data Centre. Researchers will also have access to a range of general UDC facilities, training offer and services. Fellows will receive full social security coverage in compliance with Spanish legislation, including unemployment benefits, full social healthcare coverage, maternity, paternity, fostering and adoption leave and paid holidays. In accordance with CITIC internal regulations, employment and working conditions will provide researchers a good work life balance.

A Coruña and Galicia

CITIC and the UDC has an excellent social environment. A Coruña has a number of attractions, unique in Spain, that make it an ideal place to integrate work with a great quality of life, thanks to a modern network of services and a wide range of leisure activities for all tastes. In Galicia, the region where A Coruña is located, there are outstanding natural spaces and beaches, a rich historical and cultural heritage and an extraordinary gastronomy. Throughout the whole year you can enjoy a full schedule of social and cultural events. There are also numerous public and private sport facilities, such as golf courses and sailing facilities. You can see some of our tourist attractions here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtUqecPNXgI


Applicants can be of any nationality but they must ensure the compliance with the MSCA eligibility and mobility criteria:

  • Not have resided in Spain for more than 12 months between 16th September 2018 and 15th September 2021.
  • Have been awarded a PhD (or defended your PhD thesis) before the deadline (15th September 2021).
  • Have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, from the date of your PhD.
  • Have an excellent track record (according to the career stage).

Full details about MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships will be available on the EC Funding and Tender Portal. The Work Programme for 2021-2022 has not been formally adopted yet, so these criteria might be subject to changes.


Expression of Interest must be sent by 17th May 2021.

Please submit your CV, a short summary of your research project (up to 350 words) and a letter of motivation, including the research line you are interested in, to talent@citic-research.org. Key information (such as date of PhD award, ORCID iD, current position and places of residence and activity of the last 3 years) needs to be clearly stated.

All applicants will receive a response by 4th June, as long as the official eligibility criteria are known by then (the EC’s call for applicants is expected to open on 18th May 2021 and its deadline on 15th September 2021).


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