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MSCA-PF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Building Engineering and Engineering Projects

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EU Research Framework Programme


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University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
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Gran Vía de Colón, 48, 2nd floor


Professor Germán Martínez Montes, from the Department of Building Engineering and Engineering Projects 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:

The LabIC.UGR group (TEP-001; ) has extensive experience in the development of research projects/contracts and in providing services to companies and public bodies in a national and international context.

As a result of its work, it has published more than 150 articles in scientific journals of impact, presented numerous conferences at congresses and technical conferences, and received several awards at national and international level from the main bodies and associations in the construction sector and Project Management (International Project Management Association – IPMA)

LabIC.UGR is present in different committees of the most relevant national and international associations, contributing to the development of standards, materials and testing methods, as well as to the implementation of sustainable and innovative materials, technologies and methodologies on project management.

Professor Martinez is the holder of the Jean Monnet Chair (ERASMUS+) “PM2 by European Commission. Open, free and common project management framework for all European institutions, companies and citizens. – PM2EU+”. Grant decision number 619648-EPP-1-2020-1-ES-EPPJMO-CHAIR.

The location of the department and the research group is at the School of Civil Engineering.

Project description:

Humans, aware of the limited resources for all their needs, have always sought the most efficient way to manage them. In addition, integrated into higher structures (companies and organisations, sectors, states and even the world in general), they have also assumed this premise with the ultimate aim of doing more with less while complying with the initial requirements in terms of cost, quality and time.

Organisations are classically classified according to the way in which they undertake their work, by function or on a project basis. Between the two extremes there are mixed solutions that try to combine the advantages of both approaches.

The fact is that, in recent decades, the project-based approach has been gaining prominence at all levels. The number of projects has increased and many of the jobs have been integrated into temporary organisations with a project-based orientation. Administrations and states have also chosen to define their short and medium-term budgets by formulating annual and multi-annual projects.

This growing prominence makes the phenomenon of the Projectification of societies at all levels of great interest. Previous studies have already analysed the problem in terms of the scale of the study. Some of these studies have highlighted not only the advantages of project-oriented organisations but also all the disadvantages and difficulties (the dark side of projectification) that come with orienting all work through a project-based approach.

The aim of this research is to work deeply projectification concept in relation to the different definitions of project, analysing the different levels at which it manifests in society as well as its main consequences, both positive and negative, at the individual, organisational and finally social level.

There are very interesting gaps to be filled. For example, the strong relationship between economy and business organization is well-known but it is necessary to find out how different proposal of organization generate different outputs, outcomes and benefits.

In addition, the drivers of projectification have not been studied. Identitifying drivers will make possible to know the different grades of projectification in different countries, in the public and private sector, in different fields of economy, etc.

The research will include a mixed methodological approach. The three methods will be systematic literature review, quantitative exploration (survey) and qualitative method (interviews). All this information and data will be formally analysed in order to provide meaningful results.

Because of the research is looking for practical results, it will mandatory to work in collaboration with professional association and practitioners (International Project Management Association – IPMA; Project Management Institute; AEIPRO; Official Chamber of Commerce).

This research will be closely linked with different project management methodologies and the case of the PM2 by the European Commission will be specially study because of its open, free and European nature.

Further information on PM2 and the Jean Monnet Chair PM2EU+ that supports this expression of interes, please visit the institutional website:

Additional information related to the Professor German Martínez CV can be found at:


Project Management; Engineering Project; Business Management.

Research Area:

  • Economic Sciences (ECO)

  • Information Science and Engineering (ENG)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Germán Martínez Montes (

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)