28/04/2021
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-PF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Ecology

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  • OFFER DEADLINE
    26/08/2021 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    HE / MSCA
  • LOCATION
    Spain, Granada
  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    International Research Projects Office
  • DEPARTMENT
    Promotion and Advisory Unit
  • LABORATORY
    NA

Professor Isabel Reche from the Department of Ecology 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 candidate will join the research unit “Modeling Nature: from nano to macro” (MNat, http://www.modelingnature.org) at the University of Granada (Spain). MNat unit emerged to make progress and educate the next generation of scientists in challenging topics at the interfaces of ecology, physics, biomedicine, engineering and mathematics. Only integrative and interdisciplinary approaches will allow improving our understanding of complex problems such as life limits above atmospheric boundary layer and the consequences for airborne dispersal and viability of microorganisms to Earth functioning in a scenario of Global Change.

 Project description:

The candidate will work on microbial dispersal by atmospheric circulation and bird migrations. The main work will be developed in a European Infraestructure (LifeWatch ERIC) located in Sierra Nevada (Spain) (https://obsnev.es/proyecto-ugr-lifewatch/) collaborating with others microbial ecologists and atmosphere physicists, which warranting an excellent scientific environment. In addition, bird-borne microbial dispersal will be focused on big aquatic birds such as flamingos in saline wetlands. Knowledge on molecular tools is convenient.

Research Area:

  • Environment and Geosciences (ENV)
  • Life Sciences (LIFE).

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

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)

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