Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-PF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Department of Electromagnetism and Matter Physics

    30/09/2022 14:00 - Europe/Brussels
    HE / MSCA
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Joaquín J. Torres, from the Department of Department of Electromagnetism and Matter Physics at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF) in 2022 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (for more information about the 2022 call, please consult: http://sl.ugr.es/0cmA).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR) was founded in 1531 and is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. With over 60,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 6,000 members of staff, the UGR offers over 70 undergraduate degrees, 100 master’s degrees (9 of which are international double degrees) and 28 doctoral programmes via its 127 departments and 22 centers. Accordingly, 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 institution’s commitment to continuously improving 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 internationally renowned for its excellence in diverse research fields and ranked among the top Spanish universities in a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, and international funding.

The UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking - Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). The 2021 edition of the ARWU places the UGR in 201-300th position in the world and as the second highest ranked university in Spain (http://sl.ugr.es/0cmF), 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 of this prestigious ranking by specialties (http://sl.ugr.es/0bSp). A little lower in the ranking, the UGR also stands out in Mathematics (76-100) and Mining & Mineral Engineering (76-100).

Additionally, the UGR has 7 researchers who are at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list (http://sl.ugr.es/0cmD), most of these related to the area of Computer Science. It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i), being positioned at 54th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe.

Internationally, the University of Granada is firmly committed to its 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 for FP7 a total of 67 projects, with total funding of 18.029 million euros, and for H2020, 119 projects with a total funding of around 29.233 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group:

Our research group is constituted by several very experienced physicists who investigate many aspects of non-equilibrium statistical and computational physics and complex networks, with application in different research fields, including biology, biophysics, neuroscience, computational neuroscience, neurophysics and machine learning. Also we are interested to develop new paradigms of non-equilibrium neural networks biologically inspired. Recently we have focused our research in the understanding of how phase transitions can occur in the brain and how we can detect them by analysing particular features in EEG recordings. Also we are developing new research lines at the interface of neurobiology and quantum physics.

Project description:

The researcher will be incorporated in a research line associated to different neuroscience, computational neuroscience and neurophysics projects we are interested on. In particular, we are interested to develop mathematical models of a growing neural medium that can explain, for instance, different synaptic pruning profiles, and the neurological disorders associated to them, such as autism and schizophrenia. In particular, the researcher will develop new brain activity mathematical model where particular connectivity patterns which are the result of the synaptic pruning mechanisms can be integrated. We are also interested to study the dynamical mechanisms that are involved in generation of spiking activity in a neural medium in the presence of noise that can induce interesting phenomena such as stochastic resonance or inverse stochastic resonance, to study their computational implications. We are also interested to study the role of the so-called spin-glasses states in brain function.

Research Area:

  • Life Sciences (LIFE)
  • Physics (PHY)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Joaquín J. Torres (jtorres@onsager.ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)



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