Are you a researcher interested in carrying out your research in Madrid?

The GUAIX Group is interested in supporting your application to the MSCA Individual Fellowships Calls. Our group can provide support in the preparation phase of the MSCA-IF grants.

GUAIX coordinates the efforts and activities of UCM researchers in the following fields:

  • Development and scientific exploitation of astronomical instrumentation for large facilities
  • Study of nearby disk and elliptical galaxies
  • Distant Star-forming galaxies
  • Light pollution

The group is formed by 20 UCM staff members and postdoctoral researchers, with the collaboration of Ph.D. and graduate students.

Our group is currently involved in the corresponding international consortia to develop several astronomical instruments for the 10.4m GTC telescope and the ELT Telescope:
MEGARA: Multi-Espectrógrafo en GTC de Alta Resolución para Astronomía, delivered to the 10.4m Gran Telescopio Canarias telescope on March 2017

EMIR: Espectrógrafo Multiobjeto en el infrarrojo, delivered to the 10.4m GTC Telescope on June 2016

MOSAIC: the future MOS for the 39m European Large Telescope


Data Reduction Pipelines Development: The main expertise of the group is currently related with Data Reduction Pipelines for optical and near-infrared instruments, but new projects are on the way.

Applications (deadline, 30 June 2019):

Interested applicants should submit the following documents before the deadline:
(1) a cover letter (that should also list names of two referees)
(2) a recent Curriculum Vitae

Letters of interest should be sent to