Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Atomic, Nuclear and Molecular Physics.

    01/09/2018 10:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Antonio M. Lallena Rojo, from the Department of Atomic, Nuclear and Molecular Physics at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in 2018 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information: http://sl.ugr.es/09Qg).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. It serves more than 60000 students per year, including many foreign students, as UGR is the leader host institution in the Erasmus program. UGR, featuring 3650 professors and more than 2000 auxiliary personnel, offers a total of 75 degrees through its 112 departments and 28 centers.

UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding. UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking (http://www.arwu.org/), and it is also well recognized for its web presence (http://www.4icu.org/top200/).

Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of H2020, both at partner and coordination. For the duration of the Seventh Framework Programme, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 17.97 million euros, and for H2020, until 2015, more than 25 projects with total funding of more than 6 million euros. Our more than 3,000 researchers are grouped into 365 research groups covering all scientific fields and disciplines.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

Our research team is the group on Fundamental Physics and Applications at the Departamento de Física Atómica, Molecular y Nuclear (DFAMN) of the Universidad de Granada. Prof. Antonio M. Lallena, is the responsible of the group. Apart from Prof. Lallena, the group is formed by Drs. Marta Anguiano and Daniel Rodriguez, both Associate Professors at DFAMN, Drs. Damián Guirado, Salvador García-Pareja and José M. de la Vega, medical physicists working in hospitals of the Servicio Andaluz de Salud (Junta de Andalucía), Drs. Raúl A. Rica and Jesús J. Del Pozo, both at DFAMN, and the Ph. D. students Manuel J. Gutiérrez, Francisco Domínguez, Javier Bañuelos, Joaquín Berrocal, Julio F. Almansa, Rafael Guerrero and Luis. I. Zamora.

The research work developed in our group is organized in three main lines: Monte Carlo simulation in Medical Physics, Theoretical Nuclear Structure and Precision Experiments with Ion Traps and Lasers. In the last five years (2013-2017), the group has been founded with 13 projects (regional, national and international) and the scientific production has resulted in 60 publications in scientific journals, 1 patent, and 78 contributions to workshops and conferences. The formation capacity of the group is endorsed by the 6 Ph. D. theses and 18 Master theses that have been supervised by the members of the group. In these years, we have hosted the PostDocs Rémy N. Bernard, Raúl A. Rica and Jesús J. Del Pozo.

Project description

The research line that the candidate will join is Monte Carlo simulation in Medical Physics. We started this research line in 1999 and it has permitted us to address several topics that have showed up as very productive. In all the different problems that have been considered, Monte Carlo simulations constitute a common tool for their solution. The main questions under study are the following:

  • Study of the viability of a new in-vivo dosimetry system based on photodiodes (PHDs) and phototransistors (PHTs) as radiation sensors. This work is done in collaboration with researchers of the Departamento de Electrónica y Tecnología de Computadores of the UGR (with the group leaded by Prof. Palma).
  • Monte Carlo developements for proton transport in material media and application to the code PENH. We collaborate in this work with the groups of Prof. Salvat (Universitat de Barcelona) and Profs. Gallardo and Quesada (Universidad de Sevilla).
  • Monte Carlo calculation of correction factors for ionization chambers of clinical use. This work is carried out in collaboration with Dr. Brualla (NCTeam, Strahlenklinik, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Germany), Dr. Sempau (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) and Dr. Erazo (Instituto del Cáncer – SOLCA, Cuenca, Ecuador).
  • Analysis of the dosimetric impact of cardio-synchronous brain pulsations in synchrotron micro- and mini-beam radiation therapy. Here we collaborate with the groups of Dr. Prezado (CNRS, Orsay, France) and Dr. Vilches (IMOMA, Oviedo).
  • Study of the response of different devices used for quality control of clinical beams used in radiotherapy. In this topic we acknowledge the availability offered by the Medical Physics services of the hospitals “San Cecilio” and “Virgen de las Nieves” (Granada), and “Carlos Haya” (Málaga).

Research Area

  • Physics and Mathematics (PHY-MAT)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Antonio M. Lallena Rojo (lallena@ugr.es@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)