02/11/2021

Master (MSc.) Microbiologist for the Department 2 – Protection of Specific Crops – of the Collaborative Laboratory “InnovPlantProtect – Association”

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    InnovPlantProtect
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Agricultural sciencesOther
    Biological sciencesBiology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    19/11/2021 18:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Portugal › Elvas
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Other
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    02/01/2022
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    Reference InnovPP025/2021 |ALT20-59-2018-49

OFFER DESCRIPTION

InnovPlantProtect is looking for a highly motivated young Microbiologist in the area of Phytopathology with very good team working abilities, willing to join a young and very active team, in a friendly environment, at a new institution aiming to develop products and services to protect crops against pests and diseases.

Main responsibilities

This researcher reports directly to the Director of the Department of Protection of Specific Crops of InnovPlantProtect and has the following responsibilities:

  • Sample plant, pest and pathogen material from crop fields;
  • Isolate, culture and identify plant pathogens (fungi and bacteria);
  • Identify and study biological control agents against plant pathogens;
  • Interact with farmers and field researchers;
  • Support field, greenhouse and laboratory plant-pathogen interaction assays.

 

Specific requirements

  • M.Sc. in Microbiology, Biology, Phytopathology, Agronomy or related fields;
  • Experience in microbiology: isolating, culturing and identifying plant pathogens (including preparation of growth media);
  • Experience in plant growth and maintenance;
  • Knowledge on phytopathology, molecular phytopathology, plant physiology, and agronomic techniques;
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written.

 

InnovPlantProtect is a private non-profit association

InnovPlantProtect aims to create innovation for the protection of crops, seeds and post-harvest products, in particular through:

  • Development of new technologies and knowledge, as well as the improvement of previously developed technologies, to protect crops, seeds and post-harvest products, as well as their intellectual protection and availability;
  • Development of applied scientific research to introduce the developed technologies in the market, and to develop processes and products;
  • Provide technical support to companies and entities, public or private, assisting them in the introduction of biotechnological strategies, methods and processes, and in the orientation and implementation of industrial research and development, directed towards the protection of crops, seeds and post-harvest products;
  • Collaboration with public or private institutions, national or foreign in their areas of activity.

Workplace

The place of work will be the headquarters of InnovPlantProtect, at the INIAV Elvas pole, in the former National Plant Breeding Station (Elvas, Portugal).

Salary and contract

A full-time contract will be offered, starting January 3rd, 2021. The contract will last until December 31st, 2022, with a trial period of 30 days. The contract will be renewed past 2022 depending on further financial support. All the activities to be developed will be subject to confidentiality clauses. The gross value of the remuneration will be €1.544 (14 months – €21.616,00year) and €4,77 for meal allowance.

 

Financial Support

This contract is co-financed by the European Social Fund and Alentejo 2020, under the Operation: Highly qualified employment in companies - Hiring Highly Qualified Human Resources (PME or CoLAB). Project reference: ALT20-59-2018-49

To apply for this position, the following documents should be sent in a single PDF document:

• Curriculum vitae (CV)

• Motivation letter

• Statement of honour on how the data declared in the CV are true.

(If the diploma has not been obtained in a Portuguese Higher Education Institution, the accreditation by the Portuguese state will have to be delivered - Degree and Diploma Recognition | DGES)

 

Where to send the application

To the care of the Chief Executive Officer of InnovPlantProtect Collaborative Lab, Professor Pedro Fevereiro (inpp@iplantprotect.pt).

 

Deadlines

This call is open from November 2nd to November 19th, with a decision expected on December 10th, 2021.

 

General rules of data protection (GDPR)

With the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 April 2016, commonly known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in order to ensure a fair and transparent treatment of the holder of the data, InnovPlantProtect informs that by applying for this position you are authorizing InnovPlantProtect to (1) collect and process your personal data deemed necessary and relevant to this recruitment process, (2) to disclose the results of the evaluation in accordance with the legislation in force.

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

Main responsibilities

This researcher reports directly to the Director of the Department of Protection of Specific Crops of InnovPlantProtect and has the following responsibilities:

  • Sample plant, pest and pathogen material from crop fields;
  • Isolate, culture and identify plant pathogens (fungi and bacteria);
  • Identify and study biological control agents against plant pathogens;
  • Interact with farmers and field researchers;
  • Support field, greenhouse and laboratory plant-pathogen interaction assays.

Specific Requirements

Specific requirements

  • M.Sc. in Microbiology, Biology, Phytopathology, Agronomy or related fields;
  • Experience in microbiology: isolating, culturing and identifying plant pathogens (including preparation of growth media);
  • Experience in plant growth and maintenance;
  • Knowledge on phytopathology, molecular phytopathology, plant physiology, and agronomic techniques;
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
InnovPlantProtect
Portugal
Elvas
Elvas
7351-901
Estrada de Gil Vaz, Apartado 72

EURAXESS offer ID: 703763

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