MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship at I3A

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The Aragon Institute for Engineering Research (I3A) is looking for talented postdoctoral researchers to apply for Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships Promising candidates will be supported and guided in preparation of his/her application with I3A and University of Zaragoza (Unizar) as host institution. 

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) are prestigious European-funded positions that support those who wish to undertake research activities abroad, acquire new skills and develop their careers. Funding covers a highly competitive salary and benefits (mobility and family allowances), as well as research costs.

Types of Postdoctoral Fellowship

There are 2 types of Postdoctoral Fellowships:


European Fellowships (EF):

  • Held in the EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country (EU – MS / AC)
  • Open to researchers either coming to Europe or moving within Europe
  • Researchers of any nationality can apply
  • Duration of the projects financed in the EF ranges from 12 to 24 months


Global Fellowships (GF):

  • Are composed of two phases:
    1. An outgoing phase to a Third Country (TC) outside Europe (i.e. non-MS / AC)
    2. A mandatory return phase to a EU MS / AC that will happen afterwards
  • Open to researchers moving towards the TC from anywhere (Europe or otherwise) as long as they return to Europe in the return phase
  • Duration of the projects financed in the GF is 24 to 36 months (12 – 24 outgoing phase + 12 months final European phase)


Both types of fellowships may also include short-term secondments anywhere in the world during the fellowship (except during the return phase of a Global Fellowship).

In an effort to build bridges between the academic and non-academic sector, researchers can receive additional support to carry out a placement of up to 6 months in a non-academic organisation based in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country. This placement needs to take place at the end of their fellowship.

Who can apply?

  • Promising researchers (PhD holders) from anywhere in the world: all nationalities can apply. PhD should be obtained by the time of the deadline, maximum 8 years of postdoc experience
  • Mobility is a must: you have to come to Europe, move within Europe or move outside of Europe.
  • All areas of research.

The grant provides an allowance to cover your living, travel and family costs. The research costs and overhead of the host institution(s) are also supported.


Planned opening date:

10 April 2024


Deadline date:

11 September 2024



MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2024 (HORIZON-MSCA-2024-PF-01)


Support for applicants

The European Projects Officer of the I3A will assist MSCA-PF Supervisors and applicants throughout the entire process of proposal preparation:

  • Advice on the rules and technical aspects of the MSCA-PF- call
  • Guidance on the procedures involved in the preparation phase and the submission
  • Gathering of institutional information
  • Proposal review service (excellence, impact and implementation): Internal deadline:15/07/ 2024

All relevant documents are available for each call on the Funding and Tender Opportunities Portal, including:

Why I3A? Why Zaragoza?

The I3A has a real international vocation

Structured in more than 30 Research groups

9 Cutting-edge labs

Four research areas of the I3A, at number one in Spain in the EduRank ranking

The first research institute created by University of Zaragoza

Great geographical location: Zaragoza is a little over an hour by train to Madrid and Barcelona, and very close to the Pyrenees. Nature and adventure!

2nd Spanish city with the best quality of life: Reasons to choose Zaragoza


Expressions of Interest for MSCA-PF

Have a look here at all Expressions of Interests (EoI) offered by I3A Research Groups and apply with us in the following fields

To access the full EoI posted on Euraxess, click on the link provided below.

Eligible candidates should send their interest no later than June 30th,  to the supervisor/contact person indicated within each EoI by providing the following documents:

  • Complete curriculum vitae stating background and skills
  • Letter of motivation including research interests
Títle End date Research group EoI in EURAXESS platform
Energy, environment and sustainable development GITSE
A multiscale computational method for blue energy and nanorobotics applications TFD
Unravelling the rheology of membraneless organelles TFD
Speech and Language Technologies for the Assessment of Communication Disorders ViVoLab
AI-driven numerical methods for virtual laboratory creation and digital twin development to simulate cell behavior AMB
Extracellular matrix in scarring and cancer M2BE
Computational Hydraulics TFD
Food Contact Materials and Risk Assessment GUIA
Target discovery for heart disease in the dark genome BSICoS
Genomics of cardiovascular disease BSICoS