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Universitat de Girona
23 Apr 2020

Hosting Information

Offer Deadline
EU Research Framework Programme
H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions


Organisation / Company
Universitat de Girona
Institute of Aquatic Ecology (IEA)
Is the Hosting related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Contact Information

Organisation / Company Type
Public Research Institution
Postal Code
M. Aurèlia Capmany 69


Brief description of the Institution

The University of Girona (UdG) is located in Girona city and is part of the Catalan public university system since 1992. The UdG, deeply rooted in Catalonia and the Catalan culture, is one of the primary economic and cultural motors of the region. At the same time, it pursues a vocation of universality and openness to all traditions and cultures.

UdG is a public institution devoted to excellence in teaching and research and to participating in the progress and development of society through the creation, transmission, dissemination and criticism of knowledge related to the sciences, technology, the humanities, the social sciences and the arts in the last 10 years, the UdG has participated into more than 160 European Projects, including 6 ERC projects.


Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

UdG is the 4th Spanish university according to U.S. News & World Report 2019 in the field of environment and ecology, based on its reputation and research. The Research Group on Ecology of Inland Waters (GRECO) is one of the research groups of the Institute of Aquatic Ecology (UdG), created more than 30 years ago. GRECO is a large and interdisciplinary group with extensive experience in student and postdoctoral mentorship and numerous limnological research lines (particularly in Ecology and conservation of freshwater fish, Limnology of Mediterranean lagoons and wetlands, and River ecology). Currently, GRECO consists of 9 senior researchers, 4 postdocs, 9 PhD students, 4 technicians, 1 knowledge transfer manager and over 30 external collaborators. During the last five years (2014-2018), it has published 202 SCI articles and supervised 15 defended Ph.D theses and numerous postdocs and students. It also has an increasing transference of knowledge to industry and citizenship. See for further details.


Main research lines of interest

We are particularly interested in hosting candidates related to:

  • Physiological phenotypic plasticity of freshwater fishes in the context of climate change
  • Metacommunity dynamics as a tool to pond conservation and management
  • The influence of environmental factors (hydrological, physical, chemical and biological) and their variability on the ecological functioning of inland waters
  • Ecology of freshwater fish and invasion biology


Suggested Panel 

  • Environmental Sciences and Geology (ENV)


Eligibility criteria

At the deadline for the submission of the proposals (09/09/2020), the candidate should have:

  • Shall be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience
  • Must comply with the Mobility rule – different, depending on the chosen MSCA type (please see eligibility rules)
  • Good publication record on ecology or environmental science in international journals


How to apply

Expressions of interest should be sent to Prof. Dr. Emili García-Berthou ( no later than 01 June 2020. Candidates please submit:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest