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The basis of UC3M’s HR policy is that sufficient and well-developed human resources in R+D are the essential foundation of progess in scientific knowledge, technology and quality of life and that they guarantee the well-being of Europe’s citizens and contribute to Europe’s competetivity. 

The aim is to develop an attractive, open and viable environment in which general conditions enable high quality researchers to be hired and retained, thus encouraging performance and productivity. 

Researcher career path in Spain at a glance!

In this document you will find a complete updated diagram of the different stages of your research career, identifying the different grants you can apply for at any given time.

The document also contains links to further information on each of the calls for applications. 

UC3M Employment Website

The new UC3M Employment website will provide all relevant information for those interested in being hired by the University.

This action is part of a global project to improve the HR portals of UC3M:

uc3m HR Website

uc3m HR - Faculty Website 

This new website aims at reinforcing the universty’s already existing strategy of e-recruitment , in line with recommendations in the OTM-R Report (Open, Transparent and Merit-based), published in July, 2015 in the European Research Area.

Welcome Center for Faculty (WC4F)

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El Servicio de RRHH y Organización pone en marcha su proyecto WELCOME CENTER FOR FACULTY (WC4F), con una nueva web y equipo especializado, que darán apoyo e información durante la preparación y el desarrollo de la estancia, del nuevo personal docente e investigador de la UC3M.

En esta nueva web se encuentra toda la información para ayudar a organizar la estancia y resolvemos todas las dudas e informamos de cada uno de los pasos y trámites a realizar para trabajar en la universidad

En esta sección encontrarás toda la información referente a temas como: Alojamiento, contrato o asistencia sanitaria.

Reception Strategy and Protocol for Faculty

On one hand, different UC3M services are working together to prepare and implement a reception protocol that will define incorporation procedures for researchers invited to our University. This will include practical issues such as the researcher’s arrival as well as topics such as intellectual property, workplace security and institutional and management-related information

On the other hand, a reception plan is also being developed for national and international staff who are linked to UC3M. This will cover the main aspects of the university that a professor/researcher needs to know in order to effectively carry out his or her teaching and research work.  

The reception procedures implemented in our Jniversity are explained in full detail in the Guide for Managing the Movility of Foreign Research Staff in Spain, published  in 2017 by FECYT (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology). 

This guide is a collection of the main areas that foreign research staff need to address if they decide to persue part of their career in Spain. It helps resolve doubts, not only for  researchers themselves but also for the host institutions. The document covers subjects such as: the main characteristics of research and a research career in Spain, conditions of entry and residence, recognition of foreign academic degrees, the job market, social security and tax systems, national health and education systems and the EURAXESS  Spain network( which provides support to researchers during periods of mobility).


Hosting Protocol for International Faculty

Hosting Protocol for International Visiting Researchers

Guidelines for the Management of the Mobility of the Foreign Researcher in Spain 2017


ERC: European Reseach Council

As part of the  EU’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7),the European Research Council (ERC) was created by the European Commission in February 2007 to support researcher mobility. More specifically, it was based on the program FP7 IDEAS and has a total budget of 7.5 billion euros (2007-2013).

Its main goal is to stimulate scientific excellence in Europe by supporting and motivating the best researchers, academics and engineers to present their individual proposals in one of the area for research.

Selecting facutly

As host to researchers, UC3M is responsible for providing selection and hiring procedures that are open, transparent and internationally comparable. It also ensures compliance with national and international norms.

Existing regulations are being updated so that all selection processes for non-permanent teaching and research staff are in accordance with the principles of the OTM-R Report ( Open,Transparent and Merit-based), published in July 2015 in the European Research Area.

On the other hand, members of the Selection Committees shall know and understand the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct, and shall undertake to apply the defined measures  with objectivity, always in accordance with the principles of merit and capability within a multidimensional curriculum.

Presentación sobre normativa de selección de Profesorado No Permanente

Recruitment Regulation

Transparency in UC3M selection and hiring processes

New tools are being introduced into the selection processes at UC3M so that candidates may be informed , prior  to their selection,  of the recruitment processes, selection criteria, the number of places on offer and prospects for their career development. In addition, candidates will be informed of the weaknesses and strengths of their application. 

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