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PhD candidate for a project about Heritability of physiological traits for selection on wheat breeding

The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
25/01/2023

Job Information

Organisation/Company
IRTA
Department
Human Resources
Research Field
Agricultural sciences » Agronomics
Agricultural sciences » Agricultural products
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country
Spain
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
37.5
Offer Starting Date
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

IRTA is currently seeking an enthusiastic and motivated PhD candidatefor a JOINT RESEARCH PROJECT between UdL AND IRTA to be developed in the groups of Marta da Silva Lopes [Sustainable Field Crops, IRTA] and Gustavo A. Slafer [Crop Physiology, UdL]. We invite applications from ambitious candidates with relevant research experience and passion to conduct research and innovation activities on the project “Heritability and breeding of spike fertility physiological traits”.

Tasks and Responsabilites:

- Planning, conducting and evaluating field experiments on-site and on-farm.

- Assessment of health promoting and undesirable substances in harvested goods.

- Dissemination of research findings at national and international conferences.

- Publication of results in scientific and practice-oriented journals.

Requirements

Research Field
Agricultural sciences » Agronomics
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent
Research Field
Agricultural sciences » Agricultural products
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent
Skills/Qualifications

- a) A Master’s in Plant Breeding, Agronomy or similar;

- b) To be in a position to access a doctoral programme according to the requirements of Catalan universities, i.e. accrediting between 60 and 120 ECTS credits at the official university master's degree level or equivalent.

- Not to have a previous PhD degree.

Specific Requirements

Desirable requirements

--Strong interest in applied agricultural research

- Enjoyment of work in complex field experiments

- Experience in design of lab and field experiments with a high proficiency in statistical data analysis

- Achievement-oriented, open-minded personality with the ability to work well in a team

- Good communication and writing skills in English (knowledge of Spanish is desirable but not mandatory)

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Good
Research Field
Agricultural sciences » AgronomicsAgricultural sciences » Agricultural products
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4
Research Field
Agricultural sciences » Agricultural products
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Additional Information

Benefits
  • Supervisor/s: Gustavo A. Slafer and Marta da Silva.

     Job location: IRTA-Lleida (Campus Agronomos, ETSEA)

    Full-time position (37.5 h/week)

    Terms of appointment: The duration of the PhD Candidate contract will be for one year, extendible by         yearly periods to a maximum of 3 years.

  •  Salary: The financial remuneration will be of €1,236.39/gross per month (€17,309.45/gross per annum) for the first and second years. For the third year, il will be €1,324.10/gross per month (€18,545.84/gross per annum) which will be subject to the corresponding withholdings, pursuant to prevailing regulations, and to the collective employment agreement of IRTA (1)

IRTA will also pay the annual fees of the doctoral school when receiving the enrolment.

Employee Benefits: 22 vacation days, 3 days of family & work conciliation, 45h of personal days, Friday    afternoon off, Compressed Summer schedule from 15/06 to 15/09, Conciliation schedule.

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
IRTA - Agronoms
Country
Spain
State/Province
Lleida
City
Lleida
Postal Code
25198
Street
Av. Alcalde Rovira Roure
Geofield

Contact

State/Province
Barcelona
City
Caldes de Montbui
Street
Torre Marimon Crta. C-59, Km. 12,1
Postal Code
08140