Available opening for a postdoctoral fellowship in Spain

Organization Name / Department
Research Group on Gender Violence and Public Health from University of Alicante
Organization Short Name
Website of the organization / department
Organization Type
Higher Education Institution
Research Fields
Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC) Life Sciences (LIF)
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action(s) of interest
  • European Postdoctoral Fellowships
Short Description of the Organization / Department
The Research Group on Gender Violence and Public Health is made up of a multidisciplinary team of specialists in public health, sociology, psychology, pedagogy, anthropology, among other areas of social sciences and health sciences. We carry out projects on gender violence, gender inequalities in health or other social factors with an influence on public health financed with national and European funds. Among our lines, it is worth highlighting the studies focused on adolescence, the young population, immigrant women and those belonging to ethnic minorities, as well as the determinants of access to socio-health resources related to gender violence.


The University of Alicante (UA) was created in 1979. In 2021 UA educated and trained 31.650 students (only 321 internationals, due to COVID-19 pandemic -usually around 3.000-) who are enrolled in any of the 50 undergraduate and 87 postgraduate programmes: consequently, it is proportionally one of the fastest growing universities in Spain. Thus, the UA employs 4.125 researchers and management staff (47% women), which involves an annual budget of 234 million Euros. Currently, UA is investing near to 68M Euros for boosting frontier research and technology transfer processes via spin off, licensing and international promotion mainly. In 2021, the University received 34.5 million Euros in grants at National, Regional, European level and private R&D and achieved 835 new ones thanks to its 251 research groups hosted in 13 Research Institutes, most of them multidisciplinary-based. Despite its youth, the University of Alicante is already present in the three main university rankings in the world ARWU-FIELD (Shanghai), Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE) World University.

Amongst this international activity, UA´s involvement in Research European Programmes has been increasing since the 5th Research European Programme and improving leadership, taking part in 50 during FP5 and FP6, 49 during FP7 and 58 during H2020 projects (4 coordinated by UA).

UA supports the researchers at legal, financial and administrative level in a centralized way, thanks to the International RTD Projects Unit. It has a strong track record in supporting European RTD-consortia in proposal preparation, communication with the funding authorities and project reporting. UA coordinates the European IP Helpdesk and participates in all the IP Helpdesk nodes worldwide and the is Regional Node of Enterprise Europe Network for 14 years now. Furthermore, the UA became an EURAXESS contact point through University of Alicante’s Research Talent Attraction Office, intended as a one-stop, centrally managed platform to support researchers wishing to join our University.

Previous Related Projects / Research Experience
Selection of Publications (More available at http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6797-5051):
– Durán-Martín E, Vives-Cases C, Otero-García L, Castellanos-Torres E, Sanz-Barbero B. Do we have friendly services to meet the needs of young women exposed to intimate partner violence in the Madrid region? Health Expect. 2022 Feb 24. doi: 10.1111/hex.13453. Online ahead of print.
– Cerdán-Torregrosa A, La Parra-Casado D, Vives-Cases C. ¿If You Do Not Fit in With the Stereotype, They Eat You Alive”: Discourses of Masculinities and Their Reflections in Young Spanish Men’s Health. Qual Health Res. 2022 Jan;32(2):225-237.
– Sanz-Barbero B, Saurina C, Serra L, Renart Vicens G, Vall-Llosera Casanovas L, Otero-García L, López MJ, Perez G, Vives-Cases C. Prevalence and associated factors with sexual violence victimisation youth before, during and after the COVID-19 lockdown: a cross-sectional study in Spain. BMJ Open. 2021 Nov 29;11(11):e055227.
– Vives-Cases C, La Parra-Casado D, Briones-Vozmediano E, March S, María García-Navas A, Carrasco JM, Otero-García L, Sanz-Barbero B. Coping with intimate partner violence and the COVID-19 lockdown: The perspectives of service professionals in Spain. PLoS One. 2021 Oct 21;16(10):e0258865.
– Pérez-Martínez V, Marcos-Marcos J, Cerdán-Torregrosa A, Briones-Vozmediano E, Sanz-Barbero B, Davó-Blanes M, Daoud N, Edwards C, Salazar M, La Parra-Casado D, Vives-Cases C. Positive Masculinities and Gender-Based Violence Educational Interventions Among Young People: A Systematic Review. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2021 Jul 20:15248380211030242.
– Sanz-Barbero B, Corradi C, Otero-García L, Ayala A, Vives-Cases C. The effect of macrosocial policies on violence against women: a multilevel study in 28 European countries.Int J Public Health. 2018 Nov;63(8):901-911.
– Vives-Cases C, Goicolea I, Hernández A, Sanz-Barbero B, Davó-Blanes M, La Parra-Casado D. Priorities and strategies for improving Roma women’s access to primary health care services in cases on intimate partner violence: a concept mapping study. Int J Equity Health. 2017 Jun 7;16(1):96.
– Vives-Cases C, Goicolea I, Hernández A, Sanz-Barbero B, Gill AK, Baldry AC, Schröttle M, Stock H. Expert Opinions on Improving Femicide Data Collection across Europe: A Concept Mapping Study. PLoS One. 2016 9; 11(2):e0148364.
Contact Person/ Position in the Organisation/ Phone/ E-mail
Prof. Carmen Vives Cases- carmen.vives@ua.es
Necessary documents
If you are interested in developing such a project with us, email your CV, letter of motivation and research proposal to be carried out as soon as possible.
APROX. 45.000
Our extra offer (if applicable)
  • Organisation awarded with the Human Resources Strategy for Research (HRS4R) label
  • EURAXESS Centre
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