Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral position at University of Granada: Apply for an Athenea3i-2018 Research Fellowship at the Department of Electronics and Computer Technology

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    31/10/2018 09:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Francisco G. Ruiz, from the Department of Electronics and Computer Technology at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for an Athenea3i Research Fellowship in 2018 at this University. The information about the Fellowship conditions, how to apply, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Evaluation Process, etc. is available in https://athenea3i.ugr.es/. Please note that applicants must comply with the Eligibility Criteria (https://athenea3i.ugr.es/?page_id=23).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. It serves more than 60000 students per year, including many foreign students, as UGR is the leader host institution in the Erasmus program. UGR, featuring 3650 professors and more than 2000 auxiliary personnel, offers a total of 75 degrees through its 112 departments and 28 centers.

UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 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 (http://www.arwu.org/), and it is also well recognized for its web presence (http://www.4icu.org/top200/).

Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of H2020, both at partner and coordination. For the duration of the Seventh Framework Programme, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 17.97 million euros, and for H2020, until 2015, more than 25 projects with total funding of more than 6 million euros. Our more than 3,000 researchers are grouped into 365 research groups covering all scientific fields and disciplines.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

The Pervasive Electronics Advanced Research Laboratory (PEARL) is integrated by a vast, experienced and interdisciplinary group of researchers including professors, post-doctoral researchers (Marie Curie) and Ph.D. students. The members have proved competence in nanoelectronics device simulation, electrical characterization, two-dimensional materials, memory cells, memristors, flexible electronics, sensors and transducers, custom circuit design, and electric mobility.

During the last 5 years, members of the Laboratory have participated or coordinated 5 European projects, 4 National projects and 2 Industrial Driven projects. 8 patents have been granted and more than 100 peer-review works have been published.

The PEARL has access to state-of-the-art equipment for Electrical Characterization: Impedance Spectroscopy, Vector Network Analysis, Semiconductor Parametric Analysis, Power Analysis…; Structural Characterization: including Raman Spectroscopy, XPS, DRX, AFM, SEM, RMN. There is also a flexible electronics facility counting with spin coating, inkjet printing, 3D printing and screen printing and CNC lasers.

Project description

The development of instrumentation for clinical diagnosis, aiming to provide early detection of biomarkers, or addressing e-health and e-wellness applications, is one key research area. Today’s systems are capable of getting and processing huge amount of biomedical and biochemical data, recovered by sensors with different targets, such as: cellular activity recorders, molecule measuring, pH, chemical/biological compounds… To boost the functionality of these systems we need to improve the acquisition devices, making them low-cost, smaller, low-power demanding and, if possible, flexible (wearable systems).

Among the proposed solutions, transducers based on FET (Field-Effect-Transistors) seem like an excellent choice, as they can exploit the extraordinary development of Nanotechnology during the last decade.

The objective of this project is the modeling and simulation of Bio-FETs and Bio-Sensors based on 2D materials (Graphene, reduced Graphene Oxide, TMDs, etc.) by means of a multi-scale approach which includes: (1) accurate description (first-principles) of the band structure of 2D materials; (2) semi-classical approach for the electron transport in the Bio-FETs; and (3) self-consistent coupling with appropriate models for surrounding materials such as electrolytes or neurons.

Candidates with background in one or several of the following topics are welcomed: Electronics, Physics, Material Science, Telecommunications, Informatics and Chemistry.

Research Area

  • Information Science and Engineering (ENG)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Francisco G. Ruiz (franruiz@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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