Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Marie Sklodowska-Curie candidates in demographic and sociological analysis

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    16/05/2018 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Barcelona
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra
    Political and Social Sciences

The SocioDemography Research Group (DemoSoc) of Pompeu Fabra University (UPF, Barcelona) is interested in participating as a host center in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships.

DemoSoc is an interdisciplinary research group specialized in demographic and sociological analysis, as well as labor market and criminology studies. The group is oriented towards quantitative and comparative research across populations.

The research objectives of the DemoSoc group are combined with its training capacity through the official master in Sociology and Demography and the PhD in Political and Social Sciences. DemoSoc has been designatedas a Consolidated Research Group by the Government of Catalonia (AGAUR – Agency for Administration of University and Research Grants) since 2005. The DemoSoc has additionally benefited from an ERC Advanced grant for research on changing family dynamics in advanced societies.

The DemoSoc research group is located in UPF's “Ciutadella Campus”, in front of the Ciutadella park, the zoo and very close to the Olympic Port of Barcelona.

DemoSoc seeks candidates in the following areas of expertise:

Sociology and demography: quantitative and comparative research across populations, with a strong focus on social inequalities. The potential supervisors for this line of research will be Dr. Pau Baizán, Dr. Clara Cortina, Dr. Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Dr. M. José González, Dr. Luis Ortiz, Dr. John Palmer, Dr. Jorge Rodríguez, Dr. Sebastià Sarasa, and Dr. Aïda Solé.

Family and gender studies: quantitative and qualitative research based on cross-sectional or longitudinal analyses, gender and the family as distinct but often overlapping dimensions of social stratification. The potential supervisors for this line of research will be Dr. Clara Cortina and Dr. M. José González;

Aging and Health inequalities: quantitative research based on cross-sectional or longitudinal analyses, healthy and active aging, social determinants of health inequalities. The potential supervisor for this line of research will be Dr. Aïda Solé;

Inequality of Educational Opportunities: quantitative research in inequality of educational opportunities by gender, ethnic origin or social origin; quantitative research in social inequalities in the transition from education to work. The potential supervisor for this line of research would be Dr. Luis Ortiz;

Criminology: quantitative research on criminal careers, punishments and social inequalities, and on family conflict and violence. The potential supervisor for this line of research will be Dr. Jorge Rodríguez;

The required postdoctoral investigator needs to demonstrate research experience related to one of the fields mentioned above. Expertise in quantitative methods is a plus.

Researchers interested in endorsement by a member of DemoSoc in one of the above-mentioned areas should first check that they fulfill the eligibility criteria for the Marie Curie actions and then send an expression of interest containing the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Summary statement of the research proposal (max. 5 A4 pages)
  • Motivation letter (max. 2 A4 page)
  • One relevant publication
  • One recommendation letter

Expressions of interest must be submitted by 15 May 2018 to: sociodemo@upf.edu (subject of the email “Marie Curie application – DemoSoc). Candidates will be informed of the results of the pre-selection by 31 May 2018.

The deadline for submission of the first draft of the proposal to DemoSoc for input from the supervisor is 21 July 2018. The final deadline for submissions to the European Commission is 12 September 2018.

Eligibility criteria according to the call:

At the deadline for the submission of proposals (12/09/2018), 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.


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