Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Ecology.

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    01/07/2020 10:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Carmen Pérez-Martínez, from the Department of Ecology at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in 2020 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. The UGR has been awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The 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://sl.ugr.es/0aw0). The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) places the UGR in 268th position in the world and as the 4th highest ranked University in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. From the perspective of specialist areas in the ARWU rankings, the UGR is outstanding in Documentation (ranked in the 36th in the world) or Food science technology (ranked 37th in the world), Mathematics and Computer Science (ranked among the top 76-100 in the world).

The UGR has 4 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in the Computer Science area. With regard to broader subject fields, the UGR is ranked in 45th position in the universities worldwide in the discipline of Engineering. It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i) taking 36th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe. Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 18.02 million euros, and for H2020, 80 projects with total funding around 20.6 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

Our research is conducted in the Dept. of Ecology and in the Institute of Water Research.

The Department of Ecology fosters a scientific environment that facilitates research and undergraduate and graduate education in ecology. The Department includes about 30 people (staff teacher, postdoctoral and PhD students and technicians). Current personnel belong to the Terrestrial Ecology (RNM 220), Pelagic Trophic Webs (RNM 125) and Functional Ecology (RNM 367) Research Groups conduct their research at the facilities of the Faculty of Sciences, as well as the Water Institute of Water Research and the Andalusian Institute For Earth System Research. Fundamental world-class research lines include restoration ecology, evolutionary genetics, microbial, population, community and ecosystem ecology. More information in https://ecologia.ugr.es/pages/investigacion

Our teaching and research promote an understanding of the Earth as a complex network of interacting species and inorganic systems. More information in https://ecologia.ugr.es/pages/docencia

Project description

Research lines: Tracking long-term trends in global climatic and environmental change, using primarily paleolimnological approaches. This project has recently been focused primarily on high mountain lakes. However, we are open to new approaches and study sites in the future.

Most of our work deals with using biological indicators, such as diatoms, chrysophyte cysts, and invertebrate fossils (e.g. chironomids, cladocerans, etc.). We also uses a suite of geochemical techniques, and collaborates with researchers using different approaches.

We combine this research line with limnological studies as biodiversity and population studies using field and laboratory experimental approaches.

Our laboratory, located at the Institute of Water Research, is equipped to conduct most types of paleolimnological and limnological studies. The facilities include sediment corers and samplers, high resolution microscopes (also inverted microscopes), spectrophotometer and other material to do chemical analyses of water and sediment.

We have a culture room for algae and microinvertebrates and incubation chambers to perform experiments using different temperature, food and light conditions.

The University of Granada have facilities to use SEM, CNH analyzers, mass spectrometry and many other instruments.

Research Area

Environment and Geosciences (ENV)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Carmen Pérez-Martínez (cperezm@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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