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MSCA-PF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology

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

Professor César Viseras, from the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology 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 Department of Pharmaceutics, those of the IACT (UGR_CSIC) and those in the instrumentation center (CIC) of the UGR has advanced facilities adequate for the work proposed. The Pharmaceutical Technology Laboratory (UGR) and the Development of Natural Resources Laboratory (IACT) are under the responsibility of the main researcher, and the CIC are available and include the equipment and infrastructures that will be used. At research group level, the selected researcher will be integrated in the research group CTS-946 (Andalusian research group), that is a world-leading group on the use of polymer and clay minerals in pharmaceutics and one of the groups with greatest growth over the last years at UGR. He/she will be integrated into an ideal environment having regular scientific interchanges with the group units, participating in internal meetings and seminars, enjoying specific lab courses offered by the group, and being a local member in the conferences and social events organized by the host institution. As the host laboratory is comprised of scientists from many different nationalities and cultures, he/she will benefit from working in a multicultural international environment, which provides a platform for the secure exchange of ideas and discussion.

Project description:

Clays are ideal candidates for the development of intelligent skin drug delivery systems. Nanoclays are potentially useful in nanomedicine and nanopharmaceutics, such as wound healing formulations and tissue engineering scaffolds. Clay/polymer nanocomposites have the potential to provide predictable, precise and reproducible patterns of controlled release and site-specific delivery, as for nanoparticulate systems. In nanocomposites, the dispersed particles have at least one dimension in the nanometer range and consequently there are strong interfacial interactions between the polymer and clay particles. These systems have attracted great interest due to the wide range of advantageous properties compared to the free polymers, such as increased mechanical strength, thixotropy, reduced gaseous permeability and higher heat resistance.

Research Area:

  • Environment and Geosciences (ENV)

  • Life Sciences (LIFE)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor César Viseras (cviseras@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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