Recruitment Programmes


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships Call 2018

AZTI is an eligible institution within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) actions, and is interested in receiving applications for this programme. If you think you fit the AZTI profile, do not hesitate to send us your application.


The aim of the individual scholarships is to improve the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers who are looking to diversify their individual competences in terms of acquiring skills through advanced training and international and inter-sectoral mobility. The individual scholarships provide the opportunity to acquire and transfer new knowledge, work on research and innovation in Europe (Member States of the EU-MS and Associated Companies-AC), and more.

To be eligible for these scholarships, the researchers should:

  • Be Experienced Researchers (ER): hold a PhD degree or at least 4 years of full-time research experience, by the application closing date.
  • Comply with the mobility rule established for the specific form of participation being applied for.

Forms of participation:

  • European Fellowships: aimed at encouraging mobility between European countries and from other countries into Europe, by funding research projects of between one and two years. This involves the following options:
  • Standard European Fellowship (EF – ST): facilitating mobility between European countries.
  • Career Restart Panel (EF – CAR): supporting researchers to re-start their careers after a break in research.
  • Reintegration Panel (EF – RI): supporting researchers located in countries outside of Europe, who want to return to Europe to carry out a research project.
  • Society and Enterprise Panel (EF – SE): promoting inter-sectoral mobility, financing research projects carried out at private sector / non-academic entities.
  • Global Fellowships: aimed at financing research projects of between 2 and 3 years, involving a phase outside of Europe (from 1 to 2 years), and a mandatory final phase upon returning to Europe of 12 months.

If you think you fit with the profile we are looking for, do not hesitate to send us your application to the following e-mail address Subject: Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) 2018. Further information: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions


Ikerbasque. program to recruit 20 young researchers

Ikerbasque – the Basque Foundation for Science, has launched a new call offering 20 positions for postdoctoral researchers. These positions are financed by the Basque Government, the European Commission and the host institution where the researcher will develop his/her research: therefore the acceptance letter of the host institution is mandatory.


  • These five year Fellowships are directed to promising young researchers; they are intended to offer a track towards a PI role and independent research. The selected Fellows should be able to acquire the necessary skills for a research leader role. Ikerbasque is committed to offer a long-term career to the research community: Fellows in their 5th year can be assessed for a permanent position.


  • The applicants must have their PhD completed between 1/1/2007 and 31/12/2015.
  • Applications from women are especially welcomed
  • If you believe you fit in with the profile we are searching for, please do not hesitate to submit your application by e-mail Ikerbasque Research Fellow 2018
  • DEADLINE: 15th March 2018
  • For More information:


Ramón y Cajal (Program)

As an eligible institution for the Ramón y Cajal grant scheme by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, AZTI is interested in receiving candidates for this programme.

Description of the Ramón y Cajal Grant Scheme

The purpose of these grants is to promote the incorporation of Spanish and foreign researchers with significant experience into R&D centres through 5-year grants for their employment.

Tendering researchers must comply with the following requirements:

  • They must have a PhD degree. PhDs who have obtained their degree between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2014.
  • The candidate must not be an awardee of previous Ramón y Cajal grants.

You may find the complete information on the conditions at:

2017 Ramón y Cajal (RYC) grants for contracts

What are we offering?

We offer you the opportunity of joining a team of experts in marine and food research. We develop sustainable products, services and business initiatives aimed at activating the industrial fabric while recovering and preserving natural resources. We are leaders in Spain, a benchmark in Europe, and internationally acknowledged.

Research areas

If you believe you fit in with the profile we are searching for, please do not hesitate to submit your application by clicking on the selected research line.



Juan de la Cierva (Program)

 Postdoctoral contracts for different early career stage researchers.

If you believe you fit in with the profile we are searching for, please do not hesitate to submit your application by e-mail Subject. Juan de la Cierva


  • They must have a PhD degree.
  • They must request to join an R&D centre other than the one in which they carried out their pre-doctoral training. In this section, an R&D centre in which they have carried out pre-doctoral training refers to the college in which the PhD was studied mainly, and PhD is understood as the series of research activities carried out in order to achieve the required skills and capabilities to gain a PhD.
  • They must not have applied for a Ramón y Cajal grant or Juan de la Cierva-incorporación (Incorporation) grant this year by the deadline to present applications for these grants.
  • They must not have been a recipient of a grant in previous editions of Juan de la Cierva, Formación Posdoctoral (Post-doctoral training), Juan de la Cierva-Formación (Training) or Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación (Incorporation) grants. Recipient refers to researchers who were given one of these grants previously, regardless of the fact that they actually joined the R&D centre or not.