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

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Professor Antonio M. Lallena, from the Department of Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) in 2022 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information about the 2022 call:

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. With over 60.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 6.000 staff. UGR offers a total of 79 degrees, 188 master’s degrees and 28 doctoral programmes through its 127 departments and 22 centers. Consequently, the UGR offers one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of higher education programmes 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. UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 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 - Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). The edition of the ARWU 2021 places the UGR in 201-300th position in the world and as the 2nd highest ranked University in Spain (, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. The UGR stands out in the specialties of Library & Information Science (position 36); Food Science & Technology (39) and Hospitality & Tourism Management (51-75), according to the latest edition by specialties of this prestigious ranking ( A little below in the ranking, the UGR stands out in Mathematics (76-100) and Mining & Mineral Engineering (76-100).

Additionally, the UGR counts with 7 researchers are at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list (, most of them related to the Computer Science scientific area. It is also well recognized for its web presence (, being positioned at 54th 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 67 projects, with total funding of 18.029 million euros, and for H2020, 119 projects with total funding around 29.233 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group:

Our research team is integrated in the group “Fundamental Physics and Applications (FQM387)” at the Departamento de Física Atómica, Molecular y Nuclear of the Universidad de Granada. The research team is formed by Drs. Marta Anguiano and Antonio M. Lallena (responsible of the group FQM387), Drs. Damián Guirado, Salvador García-Pareja and Luis I. Zamora, medical physicists working in hospitals of the Servicio Andaluz de Salud (Junta de Andalucía), and the Ph. D. students Julio F. Almansa, Rafael Guerrero, Juan A. de la Torre, Daniel Puerta, Álvaro Quero and Irene Álvarez. In the last ten years, the group has been founded with more than 15 projects (regional and national) and the scientific production has resulted in more than 50 publications in scientific journals, 1 patent, and more than 30 contributions to workshops and conferences. The formation capacity of the group is endorsed by the more than 15 Ph. D. theses and 40 Master theses that have been supervised by the members of the team.

Project description:

The research work developed in our team is organized in two main lines: Monte Carlo simulation in Medical Physics problems and theoretical nuclear structure. Candidates in both research lines are welcome.

Medical physics applications are mainly focussed on problems linked to the radiation transport in matter and its simulation with different Monte Carlo codes. Electrons, photons and protons are considered as radiation particles. In this research line it is worth noting our collaboration with colleagues of the Departamento de Electrónica of the University of Granada, developing dosimeters based on different electronic devices,

Our nuclear structure research line deals with calculations involving Hartree-Fock and Bardeen-Cooper-Schriefer approaches aiming at analyzing the ground state structure of spherical and deformed nuclei, using finite range effective nucleon-nucleon interactions with tensor terms. In this line we maintain since long time a fruitful collaboration with Prof. Cò, from Universtità del Salento (Italy).

Research Area:

  • Physics (PHY)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Antonio M. Lallena (

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)