Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Analytical Solutions and Diagnostic Techniques for Agri-Food and Livestock Technology. Expressions of Interest for MSCA-PF-2021: University of Cordoba (UCO, Cordoba, Spain). Prof. Lourdes Arce / Dept. of Analytical Chemistry

    18/05/2021 17:00 - Europe/Athens
    HE / MSCA
    Spain, Cordoba
    University of Córdoba
    Analytical Chemistry

Prof. Lourdes Arce / Dept. of Analytical Chemistry welcomes expressions of interest from Postdoctoral researchers with an excellent track record of research and publication to apply jointly from UCO to the European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme in 2021 (MSCA-PF-2021), which call will be open on 18th May 2021.

My current research focuses on:

-Development of instruments and methods using mainly Ion Mobility Spectrometry to avoid frauds in the labelling of high added value foods (especially olive oil and Iberian ham)

-Validation of "non-targeted methods" (using the entire set of data provided by instrumental techniques) using chemometric versus the use of "targeted methods" (detection of one or more compounds)

-Development of methods to determine greenhouse gases in livestock farms

- Search for chemical markers for the diagnosis of diseases that allow better management of animal production

My research group is currently interested in integrating new researchers who can participate in some of these lines of research. My projects always intend to go beyond the state-of-the-art in the analytical instrument used (e.g., ion mobility spectrometry, capillary electrophoresis or supercritical fluid extraction, among others). The final goal of my research line is to provide solutions to some of the problems posed by the companies which we active collaborate.

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please forward your CV and a short motivation letter including your research area, project idea and how you, and your research, could contribute to my research lines.

Expressions of interest must be forwarded before 18th May 2021 to lourdes.arce@uco.es stating in the subject “EoI_MSCA-PF-2021”. The selected candidate will be invited to work in the application together with Prof. Arce and the International Projects Office from UCO from the month of May’2021. Please, ensure your agenda allows for full dedication to the proposal preparation during the summer months, since the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship deadline is 15th September 2021.

IMPORTANT: Applicants should check their CV against the eligibility and mobility conditions of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships:

For eligibility:

  •    Have a Doctoral degree
  •    Have a maximum of 8 years of full-time equivalent research experience(*)

(*)Information still subject to change. The final MSCA Work Programme is not published yet

For mobility:

  •    The researcher has not resided or carried out his/her main activity (e.g., work, studies) in the country of the Host Institution for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date (exceptions to this apply under the career restart and reintegration panels).



The University of Cordoba (UCO, Cordoba, Spain), established in 1972, is a non-profit High Education and Research Institution considered at the forefront of research in Andalusia and ranking among the top research institutions at the National level. With more than 24 000 students, 1 250 professors and 800 employees in 2020, UCO has the capacity and dynamism to face the third decade of the 21st century as a university of high teaching quality and proven scientific solvency. UCO has a commitment with society, promoting innovation, research and technological development as an instrument for the social and economic progress, and has received the "Human Resources Excellence in Research" (HRS4R) European Commission Award, which publicly recognises that we have improved our human resource policies to align them with the principles of The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers.

Three main offices related to international promotion, funding, transfer of knowledge and protection of results operate at UCO: the International Relations Office (ORI), the Results Transfer Office (OTRI) and the International Projects Office (OPI). Thanks to their support, UCO has a large experience in coordinating, managing and implementing international projects since 2nd Framework Programme (2FP_1987–1991). During the last Framework Programme (H2020_2014-2020), UCO obtained 45 projects funded, plus 47 projects funded by other European programmes, meaning almost 20 M€ in income.

UCO is equipped with cutting-edge centralized research facilities (SCAI), located at the Rabanales Campus, including a Scanning Confocal Electron Microscope (SCEM), a Genomics and Proteomics Unit, a NIR/MIR Spectroscopy Unit, a Mass Spectrometry Unit, and a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Unit, among others. UCO also has greenhouses, its own Meteorology Station and a Central Animal Experimentation Unit, which complies with national and European legislation concerning research with genetically modified animals.


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