Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

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

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

Professor Luis Alvarez, from the Department of Organic Chemistry 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: http://sl.ugr.es/0cmA).

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 (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 by specialties of this prestigious ranking (http://sl.ugr.es/0bSp). 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 (http://sl.ugr.es/0cmD), most of them related to the Computer Science scientific area. 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, 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 laboratories of the Organic Chemistry Department have all the equipment to carry out a research in organic materials (laminar flow hoods, dark room, centrifuges, analytical and semi-preparative HPLC system, cell incubator, polarimeter, IR, etc.), complying with safety and hygiene regulations at work. The Department is also an excellently equipped spectroscopy laboratory. It has several UV-visible as well as the state of the art CD and CPL spectrophotometers.

Furthermore, the Center of Scientific Instrumentation (CIC) of the UGR, has a complete service of X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy (HR-TEM, microcomputed tomography, TEM, SEM, cryo-SEM, AFM), that are used for the characterization of these materials.

Project description:

Research at my group integrates chemistry with materials science, biology, and medicine. We are focusing in the development of self-assembling organic materials and their promising biomedical and technological applications. Our research takes use of fundamental supramolecular chemistry and materials science aimed at learning how to program molecules to assemble into functional materials.

In the biomedical field, we are interested in the development of bioactive materials for regenerative medicine that can directly signal cells. The chemical systems include self-assembling short-peptides and biopolymers to design solid scaffolds or injectable nanostructures to create a bioactive artificial extracellular matrix. In the technological field, we are interesting in the design of self-assembled materials able to promote nucleation, crystal growth and biomineralization of proteins as well as organic and inorganic small compounds. Additionally, we are interesting in the development of composite smart materials combining organic and inorganic substrates to improve the performance of such materials, such as, organic materials with magnetic nanoparticles, nanotubes, etc...

Research Area:

  • Life Sciences (LIFE)

  • Chemistry (CHE)

  • Physics (PHY)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Luis Álvarez de Cienfuegos Rodríguez (lac@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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