Reference: 22FUBPDIFCTCE5334

Type: New appointment

Title: PhD position in the field of soil and nutrient management and applied ecology

Type of position: FUB
Academic year: 2022 - 2023

Call start: 24-11-2022
Call end: 15-12-2022

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Description:
The BETA Technology Centre consists of a young multidisciplinary team of 70 researchers and is looking to incorporate a dynamic person who wants to be part of this venture. We are looking for a predoctoral researcher with knowledge in agronomy and soil sciences, in the fields of cropping systems and nutrient management.

The selected candidate will participate in several projects in the area of soil and nutrient management and applied ecology, specifically with a relevant role in the Horizon Europe project NUTRIBUDGET, where s/he will be able to complete her/his doctoral thesis on the application of mitigation measures to optimise the flows of nutrients from three agricultural pillars (livestock, crops and agro-processes). Mitigation measures include the use of (i) catch crops (e.g. perennial cereal varieties), (ii) novel fertiliser products (incl. additives and tailor-made fertilisation) and (iii) floating plants (e.g. duckweeds or algae) as green manure or alternative protein source for animal feed (or nutrition).

Functions and duties:
• Planning and execution of biochemical, biotechnological and/or microbiological lab assays for the agronomic evaluation of mitigation measures
• Planning and execution of field experiments on the application of mitigation measures
• Analysis, interpretation, and scientific communication of obtained results
• Participation in knowledge transfer activities


University degree in the field
Agronomy, Biotechnology, Plant Production, Environmental Sciences or similar

Certification of Level C1 in Catalan or commitment to obtain it

Accreditation of Level B2 English or commitment to obtain it

University Master's Degree in: Agronomy, Biotechnology, Plant Production, Environmental Sciences or similar

Interest and motivation to do a PhD in the proposed research field

Ability to conduct lab assays and field experiments

Understanding of biochemical, biotechnological and/or microbiological methodologies and statistical analyses


European driving licence


• Good skills in laboratory tasks
• Good skills in data management and analysis
• Good communication skills (written and oral
• Ability to work independently and with internal and external teams in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments


ATTITUDE:

Success orientation

TEAM MANAGEMENT:

Teamwork and cooperation

PERSONAL SKILLS:

Self-control

INFLUENCING:

Empathy

THOUGHT:

Learning and use of knowledge


Inclusion in the professional group Research staff (PDI)
Employment contract
Type of contract: Temporary
Total work: Full-time
Timetable Jornada completa
Semesters 1st and 2nd semester
Gross salary: 18.095,01 €

3 year contract to do the PhD thesis.

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