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URBAG is searching for a PhD student

11 November 2021

The URBAG group offers a PhD position with the overall aim of Assessing the role of green infrastructure to promote water, food and energy security in urban regions. The aim of this research project is to evaluate which combinations of urban/peri-urban agriculture and green spaces result in the best performance in terms of local and global environmental impacts.

The innovation of the study is to create a geo-referenced land-use model of urban areas to optimize GI in terms of nutrients, energy, and water metabolic flows considering urban morphology and determining life cycle impacts. The goal is to optimize these resource flows for future scenarios of green infrastructures proposed by urban planners. The candidate can apply for this position through the doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships Programme (La Caixa), which aims to attract talented Early-Stage Researchers of any nationality to pursue their PhD studies in the best Spanish and Portuguese research centres.

How to apply and the information about the program here.


Requirements to apply for this grant:

  • Research experience: Candidates must be in the first four years of their research career and must not have previously obtained a PhD degree or be in a position to apply for one.
  • Academic records: Applicants must hold a higher education degree that makes them eligible to enrol in a doctoral programme in Spain/Portugal when starting at their host institutions. The verification of the level of studies equivalent to those mentioned above will be carried out by the host university during the admission procedure.
  • Mobility: Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain/Portugal for more than twelve months in the three years immediately prior to the deadline for applications.
  • Level of English: Candidates must accredit an advanced level of English (B2 or higher).


The call is open on the website untill January 27 2022 at 14:00h, mainland Spain time.