15/03/2021
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

UJA MARIE SKLODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS Individual Fellowships (IF) 2021 – Hosting Offer (Information Science and Engineering/ Environment and Geosciences)

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  • OFFER DEADLINE
    16/06/2021 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    HE / MSCA
  • LOCATION
    Spain, Jaén
  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universidad de Jaén

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 departments. It 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 several specialized centers at Jaén University (https://www.ujaen.es/servicios/ofipi/uja-ri-expertise). Besides, the full picture of the over 100 UJA groups covers the following research fields of 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 this hosting offer is concerned, Prof. MARÍA DOLORES LA RUBIA GARCÍA would be willing to host post-doctoral researchers that are eventually funded through the MSCA-IF 2021 call for applications to be part of the following UJA research team: https://www.ujaen.es/servicios/ofipi/uja-ri-expertise/tep-138-bioprocesses

 

Project description

The project aims to develop new materials based on agricultural residues for industrial applications, promoting the substitution of non-renewable resources through sustainable design. It is intended to develop a comprehensive study of the use of agricultural residues, in order to obtain monomers to synthesize polymers and other revaluable products that can be precursors of other compounds. In addition, it is intended to obtain fibers to reinforce materials and advance in the compotibilization of the reinforcements with the polymeric matrices. With this, it is intended to revalue this waste and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. On the other hand, the project wants to create new business models related to waste management within the new value chain of different agricultural sectors to enhance the sensitivity and awareness of the primary sector by promoting economic and ecological waste management.

 

Pre-application procedure

Interested applicants (PhD holders) should send their CV, Motivation letter and Summary of project proposal (250 words) to the UJA potential proposal supervisor (mdrubia@ujaen.es) by the hosting offer deadline. Please, take into account that only candidates that meet the MSCA-IF 2021 application requirements according to the Funding & Tenders Portal (such as the so-called ‘mobility rule’) will be considered for proposal supervision.

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