02/08/2021
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-PF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Theoretical and Cosmos Physics

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  • OFFER DEADLINE
    30/11/2021 12:30 - 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 Javier Almendros, from the Department of Theoretical and Cosmos Physics 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 MSCA-IF fellow will work in Applied Geophysics methods (ground penetrating radar (GPR), electromagnetic (FEM) and active seismic) to understand the volcanic structures and their dynamics frameworks in two target regions: the Canary Islands and the Bransfield strait, Antarctica. These methods are powerful for imaging lithology, geological discontinuities, and hydrothermal and plumbing systems of volcanoes. These methods can also be efficiently used for monitoring temporal changes related to the time evolution of volcanic activity.

The data from Bransfield strait area is already acquired under the Bravoseis project. This area is a back-arc basin separating the South Shetland microplate from the Antarctic plate. Several competing theories have been proposed to explain the origin of this structure, none of which fully covers all existing evidences. Between 2018 and 2020, we deployed a dense, amphibious seismic network combining seismometers on land, ocean-bottom seismometers, and hydrophone moorings. Additionally, in 2019 we performed marine geophysics studies including gravity and magnetic measurements, seismic reflection profiles, and bathymetry. The geophysics profiles are densest above two submarine volcanoes (Orca and Humpback) located in the rift. With this new dataset, we plan to address several objectives. At a regional level, we will assess the thickness and structure of the crust, the interactions among the different tectonic units, and the origin and evolution of the rift. At a local level, we will investigate the current state of volcanic activity of seamounts along the rift, focusing on event types, spectral characteristics, spatial and temporal distributions of seismicity, etc. Additionally, we will build high-resolution models of the volcanic edifices, which will help us understand their structure and origin, as well as their peculiarities in comparison with other ocean rift volcanoes. During this work, the fellow will interact with both the Seismo-tectonics and Volcano Seismology groups. The expertise of the MSCA-IF fellow is expected to complement the ones of the IAG researchers.

Project description:

The MSCA-IF fellow will work in Applied Geophysics methods (ground penetrating radar (GPR), electromagnetic (FEM) and active seismic method, magnetic methods) to understand the volcanic structures and their dynamics frameworks in two target regions: the Canary Islands and the Bransfield strait, Antarctica. These methods are powerful for imaging lithology, geological discontinuities, and hydrothermal and plumbing systems of volcanoes. These methods can also be efficiently used for monitoring temporal changes related to the time evolution of volcanic activity.

The data from Bransfield strait area is already acquired under the Bravoseis project. This area is a back-arc basin separating the South Shetland microplate from the Antarctic plate. Several competing theories have been proposed to explain the origin of this structure, none of which fully covers all existing evidences. Between 2018 and 2020, we deployed a dense, amphibious seismic network combining seismometers on land, ocean-bottom seismometers, and hydrophone moorings. Additionally, in 2019 we performed marine geophysics studies including gravity and magnetic measurements, seismic reflection profiles, and bathymetry. The geophysics profiles are densest above two submarine volcanoes (Orca and Humpback) located in the rift. With this new dataset, we plan to address several objectives. At a regional level, we will assess the thickness and structure of the crust, the interactions among the different tectonic units, and the origin and evolution of the rift. At a local level, we will investigate the current state of volcanic activity of seamounts along the rift, focusing on event types, spectral characteristics, spatial and temporal distributions of seismicity, etc. Additionally, we will build high-resolution models of the volcanic edifices, which will help us understand their structure and origin, as well as their peculiarities in comparison with other ocean rift volcanoes. During this work, the fellow will interact with both the Seismo-tectonics and Volcano Seismology groups. The expertise of the MSCA-IF fellow is expected to complement the ones of the IAG researchers.

Research Area:

  • Environment and Geosciences (ENV)
  • Physics (PHY)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Javier Almendros (vikingo@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)

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