Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

UJA Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships Hosting Offer 2019 (ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND GEOLOGY)

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    14/06/2019 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Jaén
    Universidad de Jaén
    RNM-200 Analysis of Basins and Environmental Geology

Description of Hosting Institution (UJA – Spain)

Jaén University (UJA) was created in 1993 and is in the Top 50 of the world’s best young universities according to THE (Times Higher Education). This ranking analyzes aspects such as teaching, research work, the university’s international outreach, or integration into industry. Besides, the UJA has received the distinction of Campus of International Excellence in the fields of Agrifood (CEIA3) and Climate Change (CamBio), plus it also leads the Andalusian CEI project on historical heritage PatrimoniUN10.

Jaén University has five faculties (Social and Legal Sciences; Humanities and Education Sciences; Health Sciences; Experimental Sciences and Social Work) and two higher polytechnic schools for engineering (Linares and Jaén). In turn, these centers are organized into 35 departmentsIt also has three Postgraduate educational centers (Doctorate School, Advanced Study Center in Modern Languages and Postgraduate Study Center).

In regards to its research, there are five specialized centers at Jaén University. Besides, the full picture of the over 100 UJA groups covers the following research fields of expertise (https://www.ujaen.es/servicios/ofipi/uja-ri-expertise): Agrifood (AGR); Biology (BIO); Health (CTS); Social Sciences, Business, Law (SEJ); Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (FQM); Humanities (HUM); Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (RNM); Information and Communications Technology (TIC); and Engineering Production Technology (TEP).

As far the UJA hosting offer is concerned, Prof. PEDRO ALEJANDRO RUIZ ORTIZ (paruiz@ujaen.es) would be willing to host post-doctoral researchers that are eventually funded through the H2020 MSCA-IF 2019 call for applications to be part of the following research team:


UJA hosting research group (https://bit.ly/2CxgJop)

The research group is a consolidated team, focussed in the study of carbonate platforms and their coeval pelagic successions, with the aim to unravel the main factors controlling sedimentation in both sedimentary domains. Specific research lines within the described context include sequence stratigraphy, geochemistry (elements, isotopes and biomarkers), sedimentology, biostratigraphy (nanofossils, planktonic and benthonic foraminifers, rudists, ammonites), and basin analysis. Although the main body of the team is in the Jaén University, it holds a range of international collaborations, including the ETH (Zurich), Bristol, Open and Kingston universities (UK), and UNAM (Mexico).

The University of Jaén has most of the necessary equipment to develop the project, mostly hosted in the central research services



Project description

Jurassic and Cretaceous marine successions of the Betic Cordillera (SE Spain) represent a rich sedimentary record of major processes and events, related to tectonic, eustatic and environmental changes. The analysis of the interplay between, tectonic, eustatic, environmental and biotic changes is a challenging research goal, that requires a broad multidisciplinary approach. Present project focussed on major events of global scale, as Oceanic Anoxic Events and carbonate platform drownings, and their relation to development of carbonate platforms in extensional rift basins. The final goal is to characterize and correlate major events and sedimentary processes, in order to establish their cause-effect relationships. The models developed from these studies will aid to the interpretation of the sedimentary record and to the better understanding of the present day global change.


Application procedure

CV, Motivation letter and Summary of project proposal (250 words) by 14th June 2019 to ofipi@ujaen.es. Further information regarding the application requirements can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/actions/individual-fellowships_en & https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/msca-if-2019.



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