RESEARCH FIELDAgricultural sciences › Soil science
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE15/09/2019 20:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONSpain › Cabrils
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK37.5
Project: “Design and implementation of sustainable multiproductive systems in truffle culture and analysis of the associated ecosystem services”
Concept and approach of the project
The thesis will focus on studying the fungal communities inhabiting the “brulés” (areas with scarce vegetation surrounding the trees and influenced by truffle growth), their role in truffle development, and the possibilities of management of the local micro and macrobiota to improve the ecosystem services provided.
General objectives of the project.
Three main objectives are considered: i) to study the fungal diversity associated to truffle production systems, ii) selective knowledge-based management of microorganisms to improve the persistence of Tuber melanosporum in the soil, and iii) a joint assessment of the ecosystem services provided by truffle culture practices, including productivity, ecosystem regulation, environmental protection and socio-cultural services.
The duration of the PhD student contract will be for four (4) years.
The financial remuneration will be of €1,185.47/gross per month (€20,582.04/gross per annum) for the first and second year. For the third year the remuneration will be of €1,270.15/gross per month (€ 21,901.44/gross per annum) and for the last year will be of €1,587.69/gross per month (€27,375.60/gross per annum).
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELAgricultural sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
Candidate profile: A Graduate in Biology, Forestry or Agronomy who fulfils the requirements to enrol a PhD program at one of the Universities of Barcelona (Spain).
We are looking for a person with a strong motivation on research in Fungal Ecology, with good theoretical and practical learning skills, able to think independently and to work in group. The research will be developed at the IRTA Centre in Cabrils (Barcelona) and part of the work will be carried out in ICA-CSIC (Madrid), UNAV (Navarra) and INRA (Nancy, France). Any prior experience in research, laboratory work, molecular techniques, will be viewed positively.
EURAXESS offer ID: 426320
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