To join and work at the CSIC, there are several alternatives. One can do so as a research personnel, requiring possession of a doctoral degree; as a trainee researcher through a predoctoral employment contract; as a technician, directly supporting research in its various modalities; or as an administrative management technician.

Depending on the duration of the employment relationship, one can choose from the following options:

1. Permanent civil servant or fixed-term employee: This provides a stable and permanent relationship with the CSIC, working as a researcher or technician in any of its fields of activity. These processes are linked to public job offerings, a tool that outlines human resources policies.

2. Temporary contractual employee: This involves a fixed-duration employment relationship to participate in research projects, agreements, and contracts, following selection through employment pools or specific calls. This option also applies to beneficiaries of funding programs from national, regional, European, and/or international funding agencies, based on selection according to their respective calls.

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Why be a part of the CSIC?

The Materials Science Institute of Madrid is a part of the CSIC, a unique research entity in Spain that society recognizes and values. Its research activities cover a diverse range of topics, and it boasts significant human resources, along with a widespread geographical presence across the national territory and distinctive infrastructures.

As a result, the CSIC is capable of addressing societal challenges from a multidisciplinary perspective and in open collaboration with the academic environment through its 50-plus Joint Centers with university institutions.

CSIC researchers uphold the institution's international profile, making it appealing for the professional development of young students, recent Ph.D. graduates, postdoctoral or experienced researchers, as well as technicians or managers. The CSIC provides a conducive environment for the scientific and professional development of young researchers, with special attention to gender issues, an area for which it is particularly sensitive. Its implementation of active policies in this regard has positioned it among the leading European scientific organizations in terms of women's participation across all stages of the scientific career.

The CSIC's statutes enable participation in a wide array of competitive public and private funding opportunities for those interested in joining its research groups or, if adequately funded, in developing their own lines of research.