Guide to applicants

Our recruitment process follows the principles of the European Strategy for Researchers and the Open, Transparent, Merit-based Recruitment directives (HRS4R and OTM-R) .

The way to join our centre are based on competitive calls for contracting researchers, where ACHUCARRO can be a host institution (see Recruitment programmes below). In the cases where applicants need a reference or support letter, we request a Research Statement with specific details of future research plans and objectives. Together with the CV or resume of the candidate, we use both to assess the alignment of the applicant with the Research Strategy of ACHUCARRO.

If our selection panels decide to support an application, the mutually agreed Research Statement is considered as a contract between the researcher and ACHUCARRO, in terms of the career development and follow-up of each person.


If you would be considering exploring the possibility to join us, using any of the schemes below, we encourage you to contact some weeks/months before each call is opened, so we can properly assess your profile and plans.

Researchers with a solid research record in the neurobiology of neuron-glia interactions can submit their applications using this form.