OFFER DEADLINE01/09/2021 13:00 - Europe/Brussels
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEHE / MSCA
ORGANISATION/COMPANYInternational Research Projects Office
DEPARTMENTPromotion and Advisory Unit
Professor Francisca Serrano from the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) in 2021 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information about the 2020 call: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV, the 2021 call is not yet open).
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 89 degrees, 110 master’s degrees and 28 doctoral programmes through its 123 departments and 27 centers. Consequently, the UGR offers one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of higher education programmes in Spain.
The UGR has 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) (http://sl.ugr.es/0bsW). The UGR is amongst the 201-300 first universities of the world, between 2nd-5th position of Spanish universities and number 1 in the Andalusian Region in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking. Specialties at UGR that stand out are Library & Information Science (position 32) and Food Science & Technology (position 36). Moreover, the UGR is also situated amongst the first 100 universities in Mining & Mineral Engineering between (76th-100th position), in Mathematics (between 76th-100th position) and in Hospitality & Tourism Management (between 76th-100th position). The edition of the ARWU places the UGR in 201-300th 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.
Additionally, the UGR has 8 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in Computer Sciences & Engineering (position 101-150). It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i), being positioned at 43th 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, 118 projects with total funding around 29.115 million euros.
Brief description of the Centre/Research Group:
The Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center at University of Granada (CIMCYC-UGR) is a centre for psychological excellence research. We all share the goal of understanding how mental processes and behaviour emerge from normal brain activity, and how behavioral problems are related to the breakdown of brain processes. The CIMCYC is composed by a pleiade of research teams devoted to the study of all aspects of Psychology, encompassing Clinical and Health Psychology, Human Development, Applied Psychology, Higher Cognitive functions and social interactions. Among them, our research group LEE.Lectura y Escritura en Español (Reading and Writing in Spanish) focuses in research fields: dyslexia, learning disabilities, assesment and intervention, literacy acquisition and development, crosslinguistic research and developmental neuroscience of language acquisition and difficulties. We are also keen on the transfer of scientific knowledge to activities in the clinical and educational psychology practice (evidence-based practice). Late research landmarks are the intervention program in reading fluency and comprehension as an Android App Galexia: Intervention in reading fluency and comprehension (2016), available in free-access in Google Play, the App Galexia Educational Games (2017) and the Learning potential in Reading & Writing Assessment Test (EPALE, 2019), unique testing learning potential in reading and writing in Spanish.
The student interested in this research area will be able to get involved in research projects in the framework of literacy acquisition, reading and writing development and difficulties, especially in Spanish language but also taking a cross-linguistic approach. Our research work is focussed on looking for adequate measures for detection and intervention on learning disabilities with particular emphasis on dyslexia and reading and writing disabilities. Late research has focussed in reading fluency, reading comprehension, learning potential and spelling intervention design and validation. Traditional behavioural studies are now being completed with the more recent focus on the neuroscience of literacy development and disabilities.
- Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Francisca Serrano (email@example.com):
- Letter of recommendation (optional)
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