07/12/2020

Postdoctoral researcher

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Lleida
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiological engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/01/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Lleida
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    15/02/2021

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Post Doctoral offer in tree-mycorrhizal fungi interaction

 

The Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC), Spain, and Amorim will offer a Post-doctoral position in tree-fungi interaction. The call is open from Dec 1st to Dec 31st 2020, or until a suitable candidate is found.

Project Title: Uncorking the capacity of mycorrhizal fungi to enhance cork oak productivity.

Cork oak (Quercus suber) has traditionally been grown in agroforestry systems with very limited forest management and the slow growth of the cork layer has been considered a structural characteristic of the system. Yet the potential effects of mycorrhizal fungi on cork growth have not been adequately addressed.

In this project we would be combining the expertise in the management of mycorrhizal fungi of the CTFC team with the expertise in cork oak management of the research team at Amorim’s extended research network, to force a breakthrough in the management of cork oak plantations by taking advantage of the growth enhancement capabilities of mycorrhizal fungi.

Location and Supervision: This research project will be developed in the laboratories of the University of Lleida, and CTFC in Spain, and some of the activities will be conducted in the laboratories and experimental plantations of Amorim in Portugal.

The supervisor will be Dr. Carlos Colinas. Interested candidates should send an email to carlos.colinas@udl.cat including a current CV and EoI.

Required qualifications of candidates:

The preferred candidates should have a doctorate degree in forestry, agronomy, biology or related fields, and have proven research experience in tree physiology and plantation management.

What we are seeking:

We are seeking a self-motivating, independent and enthusiastic individual to conduct applied research on the effects of mycorrhizal fungi on cork oak growth and phellem development.

The selected candidate should have a strong scientific CV and experience in tree physiology and eco-physiology, as well as the capacity to design experiments that would shed light on the effect of mycorrhizal fungi and early growing conditions on the production of cork. Knowledge of biotechnology, molecular biology and genomics would be welcome. Some background in mycology would be useful. Also, writing and statistics skills would be needed.

We offer a full-time position as a post-doctoral fellow starting with a one year contract which can be extended, for a second year depending upon performance, and beyond depending upon performance and funding.


More Information

Benefits

We offer a full-time position as a post-doctoral fellow starting with a one year contract which can be extended, for a second year depending upon performance, and beyond depending upon performance and funding.

The contract has full benefits (comprehensive health insurance for hiree and family, paid vacation, unemployment insurance and retirement benefits)

Eligibility criteria

A doctorate degree in forestry, agronomy, biology or related fields, and have proven research experience in tree physiology

Selection process

Submitted CVs will be evaluated during January 2021. The call will stay open until the position is filled

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

The preferred candidates should have a doctorate degree in forestry, agronomy, biology or related fields, and have proven research experience in tree physiology and plantation management.

Specific Requirements

The preferred candidates should have a doctorate degree in forestry, agronomy, biology or related fields, and have proven research experience in tree physiology and plantation management.

The selected candidate should have a strong scientific CV and experience in tree physiology and eco-physiology, as well as the capacity to design experiments that would shed light on the effect of mycorrhizal fungi and early growing conditions on the production of cork. Knowledge of biotechnology, molecular biology and genomics would be welcome. Some background in mycology would be useful. Also, writing and statistics skills would be needed.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Lleida
Spain
Lleida
Lleida
25198
Av. Rovira Roure 191

EURAXESS offer ID: 584798

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