CITIC

MSCA - Postdoctoral fellowships

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 2022 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 IntelligenceData Science and EngineeringHigh Performance Computing, and Intelligent Networks and Services; and one cross-disciplinary stream which draws on all four, Cybersecurity 

CITIC therefore invites Expression of Interest (EoIfrom excellent researchers who would like to apply for MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships in 2022. 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 14th September 2022). 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 offices space and full access to the CITIC Data Centre. Researchers will also have access to a range of general UDC facilities 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. 

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.  

Eligibility criteria 

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 15th September 2019 and 14th September 2022. 
  • Have been awarded a PhD (or defended your PhD thesis) before the deadline (15th September 2022). 
  • 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. 

Application process 

If you are interested in applying to MSCA-PF with us, please submit your CV, a short summary of your research project (up to 350 words) and a cover letter, including the research line you would like to work on 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 30th April 2022.