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

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EU Research Framework Programme
H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions


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Gran Vía de Colón, 48, 2nd floor


Professor Antonio Rodríguez Diéguez, from the Department of Inorganic Chemistry 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:

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 ( 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 ( 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

The research group of Prof. Antonio Rodríguez Diéguez ”Biochemistry and Electronics as Sensing Technologies (FQM-394)” belongs to the Inorganic Chemistry Department at the University of Granada. The current members of the Prof. Rodríguez-Diéguez research group are: 1 Associate Professors (Dr. Diego Pedro Morales), 2 Postdoctoral Researchers (Dr. José Fernández Salmerón and Dr. José Manuel Méndez Arriaga), 3 PhD Students (Antonio Andrés García Valdivia, Amalia García García and Estitxu Echenique), 1 Master Student (Ana Delia Parejo Vidal) and 1 Erasmus Student (Eduardo Sánchez Lara). Moreover, It should be noted that in the group that Prof. Rodríguez-Diéguez directs are registered as external collaborators 2 Professors (Dr. Santiago Gómez Ruiz and Dr. David Fairén-Jiménez). The group leader, Prof. Rodríguez-Diéguez can be regarded as one of the leading Spanish scientist in design and synthesis of crystalline coordination polymers (7 invited conferences and more than 150 participations in national and international conferences). Despite his early age, he has published different reviews and 170 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including 1 J. Mat. Chem. A, 1 Chem. Science, 1 J. Am. Chem. Soc., 9 Chem. Commun., 3 J. Mater. Chem., 21 Inorg. Chem., 41 Dalton Transactions and 23 CrystEngComm. These scientific works have received ca. 2753 citations in total. Prof. Rodríguez-Diéguez has an h-index of 29.

Project description

In spite of the fact that in the last two decades a great variety of nanocompounds have been published, at present they are giving great importance to the preparation and study of new molecular and supramolecular materials, which show chemical and/ or physical, electrical, magnetic and optical properties, amongst others, for their use as nanoscopic chemical devices. They can be applied in Molecular Electronics or in Biomedicine as machines at atomic scale. A clear example of this type of compounds are the Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs). Design of coordination polymers has attracted great attention not only because of their interesting topological structures but also for their potential applications in the fields of luminescence, gas adsorption, catalysis, magnetic behavior and electrical conductivity. 2D-MOFs are an emerging class of crystalline materials constructed from clusters of transition-metal ions held in position in a lattice by ligation to organic molecules. These systems, are currently attracting increasing attention not only due to their fascinating topologies but also due to their interesting applications in different areas of science. If we take all this into account the main line of research for the applicant consists of the design, synthesis, structural characterization and study of the physical-chemical properties of new 2D Metal–Organic Frameworks with single-molecule magnet behavior based on chiral ligands with the aim to study theirs luminescence properties and to implement them in electronic nanodevices. Therefore, this line of research poses an double attractive and ambitious challenge owing to design of these materials and their incorporation inside of computers, sensors and devices thus creating electronic- chemical systems.

Research Area

Chemistry (CHE)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Antonio Rodríguez Diéguez (

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)