02/07/2020
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

URGENT: SEARCHING FOR CANDIDATES TO APPLY FOR A MSCA-IF PROJECT AT UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS (Spain)

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  • OFFER DEADLINE
    15/07/2020 23:00 - Europe/Athens
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • LOCATION
    Spain, Burgos
  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS
  • DEPARTMENT
    Faculty of Sciences
  • LABORATORY
    Food Technology

Brief Description of the Institution

Universidad de Burgos (UBU) is a medium-sized Spanish university located in Burgos, Castilla y León (Spain). Founded in 1994, UBU is a young university with over 7,000 students at 7 centers.

UBU has a remarkable background in EU-funded projects. Currently, UBU participates in 30 on-going projects (in 10 of them as coordinator- 6 MSCAs) in 7 different Programmes (H2020, Erasmus+, INTERREG-SUDOE, LIFE, JUSTICE, Call of The Research Programme of The Research Fund for Coal And Steel, Directorate-General for Competition Policy and Strategy), with and overall funding of 5.3 M€.

UBU has been awarded the seal of Excellence in Human Resources excellence for Research that accredits Universidad de Burgos as an entity committed to quality in the management of human resources in research.

UBU has 67 research groups classified into five main research fields (Sciences, Social sciences, Engineering-Construction, Humanities & Health sciences) with consolidated prestige in research & scientific publications. Further information on the research groups is available at this link: http://wwww.ubu.es/research-groups

 

Areas of research

Food Microbiology

Genomics

Bioinformatics

Research / Project Description

APLICATION OF –OMICS TO FOODBORNE PATHOGENS: Campylobacter spp. and Listeria spp.

In a currently still unknown scenario regarding the source of COVID-19, Campylobacter remains as the third leading cause of death from food-borne infections after Salmonella and Listeria. Campylobacter spp. are the leading causes of bacterial human gastroenteritis worldwide and the most prevalent zoonotic diseases in the European Union with 246,571 human cases reported in 2018[1]. The number of enteric infections caused by the genus Campylobacter - and Campylobacter jejuni (temperature tolerant bacteria) especially - have increased rapidly since many countries have implemented monitoring systems. On the other hand, Listeria monocytogenes causes the disease listeriosis. Although listeriosis is rare, the disease is often severe with high hospitalisation and mortality rates. In the EU, about 2,400 infections were reported in 2017[2]. In order to get insights and increased knowledge on the molecular basis about these zoonoses and thus pave the way for a better control of the sources and their mechanisms of action, a combination of –omics techniques is needed. Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), metagenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and bioinformatics will be applied and combined at this regard. Additionally, the use of mutants, tissue cultures and the development of in vivo experiments with animal models will be used to deepen knowledge about interactions between Campylobacter spp. / Listeria spp. and host cells.

Who can apply?

At the deadline for the submission of proposals (09/11/2020), researchers:

  • Should be in possession of a doctoral degree or 4 years of full-time equivalent experience;
  • Should not have resided or carried out their main activities in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the abovementioned deadline.

Particular conditions for this position:

PhD in Biology, Food Science and Technology, Microbiology, Environmental Sciences, and related disciplines.

Experience in one, or several, –omics fields abovementioned. Involvement in projects related with environmental and/or food microbiology studies with Campylobacter spp. / Listeria spp. and/or similar microorganisms.

Contact Person

Principal Investigator: Jordi Rovira Carballido

Research Group on “Food Technology (TECNOFOOD)”https://www.ubu.es/tecnologia-de-los-alimentos-tecnofood

Universidad de Burgos (Spain)

e-mail: jrovira@ubu.es

Applications: documents to be submitted and deadline

Candidates should send a C.V. and a summary of their capacities and interest in the offered position before July15th 2020.By sending his/her C.V.,candidates explicitly give their consent to the Universidad de Burgos to use all data contained in that document only for the purposes of this selection process.

Applicants without a doctorate should clearly justify any period of Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience in the CV part B (section 4). It is essential that the CV clearly explains the Research Experience including the following:

Publications in scientific journals or others, granted patent(s), research monographs, invited presentations to scientific events, international conferences, examples of participation in industrial innovation, prizes and awards, funding received so far, supervising and mentoring activities.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

July15th, 2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Benefits

The MSCA budget includes funding for the researcher; the following amounts per month: living allowance (gross salary): 4,579 €; mobility allowance: 600 €, family allowance: 500 €. As institutional costs: research, training & networking costs and a contribution to the management & overhead costs of the hosting organization. Salary is not negotiable and based on H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie rates. Fellows will work at the UBU campus Rio Vena.The campus offers full-equipped facilities and hosting arrangements.

 

[1] EFSA (European Food Safety Authority). 2019. Scientific report on the European Union One Health 2018 Zoonoses Report. EFSA Journal; 17(12):5926, 276 pp. https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2019.5926

[2] http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/topics/topic/listeria

Brief Description of the Institution

Universidad de Burgos (UBU) is a medium-sized Spanish university located in Burgos, Castilla y León (Spain). Founded in 1994, UBU is a young university with over 7,000 students at 7 centers.

UBU has a remarkable background in EU-funded projects. Currently, UBU participates in 30 on-going projects (in 10 of them as coordinator- 6 MSCAs) in 7 different Programmes (H2020, Erasmus+, INTERREG-SUDOE, LIFE, JUSTICE, Call of The Research Programme of The Research Fund for Coal And Steel, Directorate-General for Competition Policy and Strategy), with and overall funding of 5.3 M€.

UBU has been awarded the seal of Excellence in Human Resources excellence for Research that accredits Universidad de Burgos as an entity committed to quality in the management of human resources in research.

UBU has 67 research groups classified into five main research fields (Sciences, Social sciences, Engineering-Construction, Humanities & Health sciences) with consolidated prestige in research & scientific publications. Further information on the research groups is available at this link: http://wwww.ubu.es/research-groups

 

Areas of research

Food Microbiology

Genomics

Bioinformatics

Research / Project Description

APLICATION OF –OMICS TO FOODBORNE PATHOGENS: Campylobacter spp. and Listeria spp.

In a currently still unknown scenario regarding the source of COVID-19, Campylobacter remains as the third leading cause of death from food-borne infections after Salmonella and Listeria. Campylobacter spp. are the leading causes of bacterial human gastroenteritis worldwide and the most prevalent zoonotic diseases in the European Union with 246,571 human cases reported in 2018[1]. The number of enteric infections caused by the genus Campylobacter - and Campylobacter jejuni (temperature tolerant bacteria) especially - have increased rapidly since many countries have implemented monitoring systems. On the other hand, Listeria monocytogenes causes the disease listeriosis. Although listeriosis is rare, the disease is often severe with high hospitalisation and mortality rates. In the EU, about 2,400 infections were reported in 2017[2]. In order to get insights and increased knowledge on the molecular basis about these zoonoses and thus pave the way for a better control of the sources and their mechanisms of action, a combination of –omics techniques is needed. Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), metagenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and bioinformatics will be applied and combined at this regard. Additionally, the use of mutants, tissue cultures and the development of in vivo experiments with animal models will be used to deepen knowledge about interactions between Campylobacter spp. / Listeria spp. and host cells.

Who can apply?

At the deadline for the submission of proposals (11/09/2020), researchers:

  • Should be in possession of a doctoral degree or 4 years of full-time equivalent experience;
  • Should not have resided or carried out their main activities in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the abovementioned deadline.

Particular conditions for this position:

PhD in Biology, Food Science and Technology, Microbiology, Environmental Sciences, and related disciplines.

Experience in one, or several, –omics fields abovementioned. Involvement in projects related with environmental and/or food microbiology studies with Campylobacter spp. / Listeria spp. and/or similar microorganisms.

Contact Person

Principal Investigator: Jordi Rovira Carballido

Research Group on “Food Technology (TECNOFOOD)”https://www.ubu.es/tecnologia-de-los-alimentos-tecnofood

Universidad de Burgos (Spain)

e-mail: jrovira@ubu.es

Applications: documents to be submitted and deadline

Candidates should send a C.V. and a summary of their capacities and interest in the offered position before July15th 2020.By sending his/her C.V.,candidates explicitly give their consent to the Universidad de Burgos to use all data contained in that document only for the purposes of this selection process.

Applicants without a doctorate should clearly justify any period of Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience in the CV part B (section 4). It is essential that the CV clearly explains the Research Experience including the following:

Publications in scientific journals or others, granted patent(s), research monographs, invited presentations to scientific events, international conferences, examples of participation in industrial innovation, prizes and awards, funding received so far, supervising and mentoring activities.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

July15th, 2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Benefits

The MSCA budget includes funding for the researcher; the following amounts per month: living allowance (gross salary): 4,579 €; mobility allowance: 600 €, family allowance: 500 €. As institutional costs: research, training & networking costs and a contribution to the management & overhead costs of the hosting organization. Salary is not negotiable and based on H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie rates. Fellows will work at the UBU campus Rio Vena.The campus offers full-equipped facilities and hosting arrangements.

 

[1] EFSA (European Food Safety Authority). 2019. Scientific report on the European Union One Health 2018 Zoonoses Report. EFSA Journal; 17(12):5926, 276 pp. https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2019.5926

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