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

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

Professor Francisco Diaz Bretones, from the Department of Social Psychology 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 Well-being and Organisational Health (Salud y Bienestar Organizacional SABIO) is a multuidisciplinary research group composed by researchers from the University of Granada (Spain) focused on both the study of the new and emergent psychosocial risks and the impact of them over vulnerable groups.

Members of the group have more than 150 publications (academic journals, books and chapters), 17 PhD thesis and participate in several international research projects such as:

  • Digitalization and Automatization: uses and effects of technology in the workplace. Horizon Europe Seeds.
  • Psychosocial Risks in Highly Skilled Migrant Workers (B-SEJ-418-UGR20).
  • Participative Prevention of Psychosocial Emergent Risks in SMEs (European Commission. VS/2013/0357).
  • Organizational Health and Psychosocial Risks in firms of Guayas Region (Ecuador (University of Guayaquil Fund. FCI-011).
  • Digital Humanities and Social Sciences (Bio-TIC Campus of International Excellence).

The research group has a specific branch in the Doctoral Program in Social Sciences and coordinate the Master in Occupational Health and Safety at the University of Granada.


Finally, the group participates in various activities of dissemination and patronage such as Banco Santander Chair and has networks with other research groups especially from Europe (UK, Finland, Italy, Portugal, Greece) and America (USA, Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador).


The group is located at the School of Work Sciences of the Uiversity of Granada in the center of the historic city of Granada.

Project description:

The research project “New hazards, New Workers: Health Safety and Wellbeing in Immigrant workers” intends to explore and know the different emerging psychosocial risks in one of the most vulnerable social groups in our societies: the immigrant workers.

The current tendency to underegulate labour markets in the world, the pressure to get work done on time and the wake of the current last economic crisis have a negative impact on the health and well-being of workers. With the constantly changing context in the political, socioeconomic, cultural, and technological spheres, new occupational hazards have materialized that are extremely likely to harm the mental, social, and physical health of workers. All of these factors are a source of health problems for many workers.

However, this environment is worse for migrant workers where we can find a much higher level of vulnerability for several reasons (living in isolation conditions, speaking a foreign language that they don’t understand at all and working in poor conditions in the most unqualified, flexible and unskilled jobs).

But migration is not a temporary or local issue and will be a hot point in the next decades. In the case of Europe, more than 11% of workforce is foreign-born (OECD 2011) and, additionally, there are an unknown number of irregular or undocumented migrants.

The main goal of this project is to investigate the emergent psychosocial risk in migrant workers, comparing the data among European countries and promoting and launch a set of different tools that can reduce their possible negative impacts.

Research Area:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

  • Life Sciences (LIFE)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Francisco Díaz Bretones (fdiazb@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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