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

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    21/08/2021 11:30 - Europe/Brussels
    HE / MSCA
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Jorge Pedro Galve from the Department of Geodynamics 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:

Jorge P. Galve is part of the ARPA (Analisis del Relieve y Procesos Activos) research group, a multidisciplinary team devoted to tectonics and geohazards. The collaboration between the team members with expertise on Structural Geology, Geomorphology, Engineering Geology, Geophysics, GIS and Remote Sensing has been very fruitful and essential to innovate in their research projects. They combine geological and geomorphological mapping with structural and geotechnical surveys, ground exploration methods, quantitative landscape analysis and products of cutting edge techniques such as LiDAR, UAV Photogrammetry and InSAR in order to understand geological processes at very different scales and to identify and monitor geohazards associated to them. Currently, the group is running different research and academic projects at national and international level that allow the members of ARPA to study areas not only in Spain, but also in Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Italy, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia. The capacity of work, innovation and dynamism of the group is reflected in more than 70 SCI papers in the last five years. Since 2016 the group collaborates on an initiative of the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a web-based platform for carrying out InSAR analysis through cloud computing: the Geohazards Exploitation Platform and Portal. This initiative has enabled ARPA to make a qualitative leap forward on the analysis of Earth surface processes.

Project description:

The successful candidate will investigate cutting-edge methods to study geomorphic hazards. These methods include advanced spatial data analyses and remote sensing techniques that our research team is integrating to perform comprehensive hazard and risk assessments. The candidate will focus his/her research in one of these methods or in developing action plans that may combine different techniques to assess in depth a specific geohazard. As regard the geohazards, we are specialized in subsidence and mass movements and, regarding the methods, our team works on (1) identification and characterization of sinkholes and landslides through morphometrical, geophysical and geotechnical techniques; (2) monitoring of movements using radar interferometry (DInSAR) and comparison of multi-temporal digital terrain models (generated through LiDAR o Structure-from-Motion techniques); (3) simulation of earth surface processes and application of probabilistic methods to generate susceptibility and hazard models; and (4) quantitative procedures to perform risk assessments. Our case studies are spread over three continents: Africa, America and Europe. Local researchers who collaborate with us will support the work of the candidate if he/she prefers to develop his/her project outside Spain. Research lines that test methodologies in different countries with different natural and socioeconomic settings are also very welcome.

Research Area:

  • Environmental Sciences and Chemistry (ENV-CHE)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Jorge Pedro Galve (jpgalve@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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