Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

UJA MARIE SKLODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS Individual Fellowships (IF) 2021 – Hosting Offer (Physics)

    16/06/2021 00:00 - Europe/Athens
    HE / MSCA
    Spain, Jaén
    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. PEDRO LUIS LUQUE ESCAMILLA 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/fqm-322-high-energy-sources-galaxy


Project description

The High-Energy Sources in the Galaxy (FAEG) research group at the Universidad de Jaén (UJA) in Spain invites expressions of interest from excellent postdoctoral researchers to apply for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA PF) scheme with UJA as a host organization. Our team is active in the field of High and Very High Energy (HE; VHE) Astrophysics, with broad expertise in the multi-wavelength search and study of X-ray and gamma-ray binaries. In this sense, we have substantially contributed to the understanding and identification of formerly unidentified sources, most notably to the link between Galactic X-ray/gamma-ray binaries and HE gamma-ray sources. We have also conducted dedicated observations campaigns of these systems from radio to VHE, obtaining valuable information on the fundamental physics of the systems such as the radio structure, orbital parameters, mass-loss rates from the donors, X-ray variability, VHE detection and orbital variability. Our teams also have a large record of fruitful research in the study of Galactic microquasars. Years at the forefront of the research on the subject give us the expertise both in the use of the state-of-the-art observatories and in analysis tools. We are also involved in the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) consortium since 2011, and in particular in the Large Size Telescope group. Scientific exploitation of the new data obtained with this facility will be part of our duties in the near future. If awarded, the successful applicant will conduct their research within the group and the CTA consortium, in the most leading edge research in the field of High-Energy Astrophysics.


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 (peter@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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