Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

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

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    01/07/2020 14:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Francisco Díaz Bretones from the Department of Social Psychology 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

The WISE (Well-being for Individuals, Society and Enterprises) research group is an interdisciplinary group founded in 1984 and composed of professors and researchers from the University of Granada (Spain). The WISE research group is coordinated by Dr Francisco D. Bretones and is one of the leading research teams in several topics related to psychosocial aspects of well-being and human resources management along with private and public organizations in an international environment. The Research Group has its facilities in the School of Labour Relations and Human Resources, in the center of the city of Granada.

These are some of the research projects in which the group has participated:

BENEB (Business Ethics: Normativity and Economic Behavior). Funding: Spanish Ministry of Innovation and Science (FFI2017-87953R).

Partners: University of Granada (Spain), University of Córdoba (Spain), University de Trento (Italy), University of Parma (Italy) and University of Helsinki (Finland). https://beneb3.weebly.com/

RISKSME (Participative Prevention of Psychosocial Emergent Risks in SMEs). Funding: European Commission. DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue Programme (VS/2013/0357).

Partners: Inst Sup do Ciencias do Trabalho (Portugal), University of Macedonia (Greece), Universitá degli Studi di Verona (Italy) and University of Granada (Spain).


Find out more about WISE research group on its website page: https://wise.ugr.es/

Project description

Migration has sometimes been oversimplified as a flow of workers from “poorer” developing nations to “wealthier” industrialised nations. The issue however is more complex and currently migration is a global phenomenon wherein all countries receive workers from and send workers to third countries.

With the constantly changing context in the political, socioeconomic, cultural, and technological spheres, new occupational hazards have materialized that are extremely likely to harm the mental, social, and physical health of workers. However, this environment is worse for migrant workers where we can find a much higher level of vulnerability for several reasons (living in isolation conditions, speaking a foreign language that they don’t understand at all and working in poor conditions in the most unqualified, flexible and unskilled jobs).

The working conditions of these new workers are not well-known. Some studies have established that the negative impact on migrant workers is cumulative, and primarily stems from adverse living and working conditions in a new country and increased levels of vulnerability. These groups are also subject to more diffused forms of social exclusion which may lead to diminishing socio-economic opportunities and subjective well-being.

In light of the above, it is imperative to examine more critically the impact of such hazards and particularly on the health and well-being of migrant workers, in order to shed light on the social and health phenomena surrounding migrant work.

The main goal of this project is to take a comprehensive vision of emergent psychosocial risk in migrant workers and to promote and launch a set of different tools that can reduce their possible negative impacts.

Research Area

Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC).

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor XX (xx@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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