Human Resources for Researchers

Posdoctoral stage (R2-R4)

We want researchers interested in boosting their research career at our centre.

Opportunities

CiTIUS is a unique opportunity to broaden professional perspectives, consolidate leadership skills and develop an independent scientific career. We are a multidisciplinary and international team, working together to advance science and make it improve people's quality of life.

Our centre has support staff with extensive experience in finding opportunities and preparing competitive applications.

Young postdoc (R2)
  • Margarita Salas grants for young PhDs training: 3-year contracts for recent PhD researchers comprising two years at a research centre abroad and one year back in the USC.
  • Postdoctoral Aid from the Xunta de Galicia: 3-year autonomous contracts consisting of a 2-year stay abroad and a 1-year return contract in Galicia.
  • Juan de la Cierva Training Contracts: 2-year state contracts for recent PhD graduates who will complement their training at a centre other than the one where they did their pre-doctoral training.
  • Ramón y Cajal contracts, young people category: 5-year state contracts for postdoctoral researchers with at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience, with additional support for hiring staff and purchasing equipment. These contracts facilitate access to other research resources, such as the Xunta de Galicia's Excellence Projects.
  • Beatriz Galindo contracts, junior modality: grants for the hiring of postdoctoral researchers with a maximum of 7 years of postdoctoral research experience abroad for 4 years.
  • La Caixa Foundation Junior Leader Grants: 3-year grants to carry out a postdoctoral research project in Spain, including a specific training programme.
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF): 2-year European grants for young PhDs who wish to continue their research career in a European country other than their usual country of residence.
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellowships (MSCA-GF): European contracts for young PhDs of up to 3 years, including two years in a research centre outside Europe and a one-year return phase to Europe.
  • ERC Starting Grant: high-level European scientific projects for young researchers with between 2 and 7 years of postdoctoral experience. The projects have a duration of 5 years and a maximum budget of €1.5M and can be combined with grants from the Oportunius Programme.
  • Oportunius Programme: regional grant for researchers who have obtained an ERC project and wish to establish their research group in Galicia, including a stable employment contract and complementary funding during and after the end of the ERC project.
Experienced postdoctoral researchers (R3)
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF): 2-year European contracts for young PhDs with up to 8 years of postdoctoral experience who wish to continue their research career in a European country other than their usual residence.
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellowships (MSCA-GF): European contracts for young PhDs with up to 8 years of postdoctoral experience. The fellowships have a duration of up to 3 years, comprising two years at a research centre outside Europe and a one-year return phase to Europe.
  • María Zambrano Grants: contracts of up to 3 years for postdoctoral researchers with an international career who wish to return to a Spanish university.
  • Ramón y Cajal Contracts: 5-year state contracts for postdoctoral researchers with more than 4 years of postdoctoral experience, with additional support for hiring staff and purchasing equipment. These contracts facilitate access to other research resources, such as the Xunta de Galicia's Excellence Projects.
  • Contratos Beatriz Galindo, senior modality: grants to hire during 4 years postdoctoral researchers with more than 7 years of research experience abroad.
  • ERC Consolidator Grants: high scientific level European projects for young researchers with between 7 and 12 years of postdoctoral experience. Projects have a duration of 5 years and a maximum budget of €2M and can be combined with grants from the Oportunius Programme.
  • Oportunius Programme: regional grant for researchers who have obtained an ERC project and wish to establish their research group in Galicia, including a stable employment contract and complementary funding during and after the end of the ERC project.
Established postdoctoral researchers (R4)
  • ERC Advanced Grants: high scientific level European projects for researchers with more than 12 years of postdoctoral experience. The projects have a duration of 5 years and a maximum budget of €2.5M and can be combined with grants from the Oportunius programme.
  • Oportunius Programme: regional support for researchers who have obtained an ERC project and wish to establish their research group in Galicia, including a stable employment contract and complementary funding during and after the end of the ERC project.