Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

UJA MARIE SKLODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS Individual Fellowships (IF) 2021 - Hosting offer (Chemistry/Information Science and Engineering)

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    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 UJA hosting offer is concerned, Prof. EULOGIO CASTRO GALIANO (ecastro@ujaen.es) 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 research team: https://www.ujaen.es/servicios/ofipi/uja-ri-expertise/tep-233-chemical-and-environmental-engineering


Project description

The research project is aimed at taking full advantage of the huge amount of biomass that is produced in the surrounding area of the University of Jaén, which is dominated by olive orchards and with a high concentration of olive oil mills and other associated industries. Not only the biomass from olives is considered but the research interests are focused on the conversion of any biomass into added-value products. At the University of Jaén, different agricultural and agroindustrial materials have been used as raw materials for the development of the biorefinery concept, including sugarcane bagasse, rapeseed straw, brewer spent grains, sunflower stalks and, as mentioned above, especially all the by-products from olive tree cultivation and those derived from the olive oil production process. Concerning products, the main ones include biofuels, renewable chemicals and biomaterials. Other topics of interest in which the Group has also been involved are techno-economic and environmental issues related to the development of the biorefinery concept. Researchers willing to pursue a career within a dynamic team, focused on renewable materials and environmental friendly solutions, enjoying a broad network of international collaborations are welcome to present their candidatures.


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 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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