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Marie S. Curie PF Horizon Europe 2021 Host in Architecture and Urbanism-Call for Expressions of Interest

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    01/09/2021 09:30 - Europe/Brussels
    HE / MSCA
    Spain, Tarragona
    Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV)
    International Research Proposal Support Unit

Professors Guillermo Zuazbanar Uzkudun and Juan Fernándo Ródenas García, established at the Technical Superior School of Architecture (Reus, Tarragona, Spain), are interested in receiving Expressions of Interest of potential candidates for the Marie Sklodowska – Curie Postdoctoral al Fellowship (MSCA – PF) 2021 call. Selected candidates will receive dedicated support from my group to write a successful proposal.

The overarching goal of our group is to investigate the landscape urbanism and recycling strategies for architecture and industry. Our research consists of 3 pillars:

  • Urban renewal, urban studies, adaptation strategies and urban developments with green infrastructure.

  • Recycling strategies for architecture and industry. Transformation of obsolete industrial buildings.

  • Reconstructing landmarks and collective memories for social renewal. Reusing strategies for industrial heritage as landscape and social transformations.

For the Marie Curie IF call of 2021, we are looking for postdoc(s) with experience in:

  • Sustainability, life cycle sustainability assessment, recycling and eco-design. Expert in technical, economical obsolescence and sustainable heritage in order to redevelop and reuse industrial facilities and sites.

  • Education and public awareness. Expert in preserving the landscape and collective memories through building and urban transformations with studies based in reimagining the outstanding territories: creative reuse in post industrial era.

  • Urban renewal specialist to develop recycling strategies for architecture and city for a greener future: sustainable mobility, energy planning, green infrastructure and healthy urban planning.

We are looking for talented and innovative young scientists, strongly committed to high quality frontier research and able to add new insights to the existing URV core expertise. Only candidates with an outstanding record of research achievements and publications in top-quality journals will be considered.

URV as Hosting Institution located at Scientific Campus of Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain), has all the technical and scientific facilities for carry out this project.

Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) is well positioned both nationally and internationally due to the Excellence of its research and the commitment and internationally recognised staff. URV is made up of 12 Faculties and Schools, with 24 Departments, which welcome annually 11.400 undergraduate, 1.500 master and 1.200 PhD students (20% of them full time employees). In 2019, it was named World’s 78th Best Young University aged less than 50 years and 401-500 Best University in the World (by Times Higher Education World University Rankings), and 501-600 by Academic Ranking of world Universities. Being the within the top 10% universities in number and impact of its publications is a clear measure of the quality of the research we can offer to the future MSCA-IF fellows.

Testament to the quality of its research is the fact that URV is host for around 100 MSCA fellows, in different programmes (COFUND, ITN, IF), displaying a strong bond to the principles of the MSCA programme.




At the deadline for the submission of the proposals (15/09/2021), researchers:

  • Shall be in possession of a doctoral degree or 4 years of full-time equivalent experience;
  • Must not have resided or carried out their main activities in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the above mentioned deadline.
  • Must be fluent in English (both written and spoken).
  • Must have obtained their PhD after the 15th of September of 2013



Researchers willing to apply should check that they fulfil the eligibility criteria and then send an expression of interest, consisting of:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A summary presentation of their research proposal / A motivation letter

Expressions of interest must be submitted to uspir@urv.cat (Title of the e-mail “URV- MSCA - PF - Profs. Guillermo Zuaznabar and Juan Fernándo Ródenas”).

Proposals will be pre-selected on the basis of internal evaluation. Candidates will be informed of the results of the pre-selection a week after the deadline.

WEB of the research group: http://www.cait-urv.eu


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