Director of the Department – 2. Protection of Specific Crops - of the Collaborative Lab “...
InnovPlantProtect - Associacao
Elvas, Portugal Portugal
há 17 horas
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Job advertisement Reference InnovPP003 / 2019

Di rector of the Department 2. Protection of Specific Crops -

of the Collaborative Lab InnovPlantProtect Associação

Main responsibilities

The Director of the Department of Protection of Specific Crops reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer of InnovPlantProtect and has the following responsibilities :

  • To coordinate the identification of resistance / tolerance loci to pests and diseases by genetic mapping association.
  • To coordinate the development of genome editing strategies based on CRISPR / Cas, to mutate specific target genes
  • To coordinate the development of methods to protect seeds, reducing the loads of fungi and bacteria, and to increase seed viability and vigor.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director in defining the annual activity plan of InnovPlantProtect
  • Daily management of the activities of the members of department.
  • Interact with the other department directors to further the overall objectives of InnovPlantProtect.
  • Specific requirements

  • PhD researcher with more than 3 years of experience;
  • Multidisciplinary profile focusing on plant molecular breeding
  • Recognized h-Index of scientific publications (ISI Web of Science);
  • Proven experience in participating in international research and development projects.
  • Experience in preparing proposals for projects and coordination of research teams
  • Fluency in the use of Portuguese and English, both 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 before January 1st, 2020. The contract will last for 3 years, being renewed annually, and with a trial period of 6 months.

    All the activities to be developed will be subject to confidentiality clauses.

    The gross value of the remuneration will be 53,921 euros per year.

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

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Motivation letter
  • Statement of honor on how the data declared in the CV are true.
  • Where to send the application

    To the care of the President of the board of Directors of InnovPlantProtect Collaborative Lab, Professor Isabel Rocha, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (innovplantprotect itqb.unl.pt)

    Deadlines

    This call is open from 29 July to 30 September 2019, with a decision expected during October.

    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.

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL Biological sciences : PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES ENGLISH : Excellent PORTUGUESE : Good
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