Professional development opportunities in Spain

Working in Europe | Career Development | Spain

Are you a researcher thinking about doing a PhD, a postdoctoral stay, or finding professional development opportunities in Spain?

In this section you will find information on the different professional development opportunities for researchers, and the public research employment calls currently open, as well as other information of interest.

We also invite you to visit the EURAXESS Jobs section to access job offers in different research institutions, and the news section where you can stay informed on the opening of public research calls in Spain. You can also contact the different service centres of the EURAXESS Spain Network for further assistance.

 

"European opportunities"

The ERC is an organisation which funds avant-garde research and aims to stimulate excellence n Europe by funding the best and most creative researchers (of any age).

To apply for an ERC project, it is necessary that the research being conducted with this grant is carried out in a Member State or associated country. ERC grants are increasingly becoming a recognition of scientific excellence.

Research projects awarded by the ERC may last five years and cover avant-garde research in any scientific discipline, including social sciences, humanities and interdisciplinary research. In addition there are programmes for emerging leaders (ERC Starting Grants and

ERC Consolidator Grants) and for established research personnel of recognised prestige (ERC Advanced Grants).

General information is available on the ERC web page at: http://erc.europa.eu.

Further information is available at the ERC National Contact Point in Spain at: http://www.eshorizonte2020.es/que-es-horizonte-2020/horizonte-2020-en-espana/ puntos-nacionales-de-contacto.

 

"National opportunities"

Lasting three years, these contracts are aimed at PhDs wishing to work in business

(including technology-based companies and young innovative businesses) national technology centres, centres of support to technological innovation, and business associations or scientific and technological parks, with the aim of developing preliminary projects in industrial research, experimental development or feasibility studies.

For further information, you can send an e-mail to the following address: torresquevedo@mineco.es.

 

”Researcher career path in Spain at a glance!”

 

 

This is a complete scheme of the different researcher career stages with the public grants that can be requested in each period. The document includes links to wider information on each of the programmes mentioned.

New May-2018 edition available here

 
 

 

 

 

"Towards research excellence in Spain: Severo Ochoa and Maria de Maeztu centres and units of excellence. Recruitment opportunities 2017-2018"

Severo Ochoa publication

 

 

Severo Ochoa centres of excellence and Maria de Maeztu units of excellence are research structures which have been awarded for their high quality and competitive strategic research programmes in the frontiers of knowledge, and attractive work environments. This document compiles information relative to Severo Ochoa centres of excellence and María de Maeztu units of excellence with their recruitment opportunities for researchers during last quarter of 2017 and 2018.

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Publication date: June 2017

Also downloadable the previous version (August 2016) "Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu Centres and Units of Excellence in Spain. Recruitment Opportunities 2016-2017"

"MSCA-Cofund Programme. Opening up new horizons for researchers. Ongoing COFUND programmes in Spain 2017-2018"

Recruitment opportunities from EURAXESS network and the MSCA Cofund Programme in Spain

 

 

MSCA-COFUND programmes are European Commission initiatives that offer additional funding for new or existing regional, national and international programmes to provide an international and intersectoral dimension to research training and career development. Doctoral programmes as well as fellowship programmes for experienced researchers can be supported. This document compiles information relative to those ongoing MSCA-COFUND PROGRAMMES in Spain with foreseen open calls in 2017 and 2018 for the recruitment of researchers.

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Publication date: June 2017
Also downloadable the previous version (August 2016) "Recruitment opportunities from the EURAXESS network and the MSCA Cofund Programme in Spain. 2016-2017"

"Public research organizations in Spain. Recruitment opportunities for researchers. 2017- 2018"

Public research organizations in Spain. Recruitment opportunities for researchers. 2017- 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Research Organisations (PRO or OPIs for its initials in Spanish) are national and public research institutions that, together with universities, form the basic core of the Spanish public system of scientific research and technological development in Spain, since they carry out most of the activities programmed in the National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation.This document compiles information relative to OPIs with their recruitment opportunities for researchers during last quarter of 2017 and 2018.

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Publication date: June 2017