Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Phytopathology and Plant Protection

Updated: 6 months ago
Deadline: 2 Oct 2023 - 23:59 (UTC)

29 Aug 2023
Job Information
Organisation/Company

FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation
Research Field

Other
Researcher Profile

Established Researcher (R3)
Country

Brazil
Application Deadline

2 Oct 2023 - 23:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

To be defined
Job Status

Not Applicable
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

The Thematic Project is part of a Brazil/Holland bilateral cooperation that aims to develop formulations to control citrus canker. The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) funds the Brazilian part of the project while the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) funds the Dutch part. Experiments are conducted at the São Paulo State University's Rio Claro Institute of Biosciences (IBRC-UNESP) and at the universities of Maastricht and Groningen, The Netherlands. The duration of the fellowship is two years, renewable for another 2 years depending on the candidate's commitment and performance. Successful applicants will be working in a multi-disciplinary environment coordinated by Prof. Henrique Ferreira and Dr. Michel Brienzo (IBRC-UNESP) and Prof. Dirk-Jan Scheffers (University of Groningen).

The selected candidate is expected to:

1) Evaluate the effectiveness of antibacterial compounds and formulations against Xanthomonas citri;

2) Determine the phytotoxicity of the formulations developed against indicator plants;

3) Interpret results of toxicity against pollinators and cytotoxicity against cellular models;

4) Evaluate the protective potential of citrus formulations against infection by X. citri (perform experiments in greenhouse and help field evaluations);

5) Monitor physiological parameters of citrus plants exposed to antibacterial formulations;

6) Interpret results of experiments to evaluate the stability of components, components of the formulations/defensives.

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationality. The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP Post-Doctoral fellowship in the amount of R$ 9,047.40 monthly and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 10% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent on items directly related to the research activity. 
 
More information about the fellowship is at: fapesp.br/oportunidades/6339 .


Requirements
Additional Information
Eligibility criteria

Eligible destination country/ies for fellows:

  • Brazil

Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence:

  • All

Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies:

  • All

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Instituto de Biociências, Unesp
Country
Brazil
State/Province
São Paulo
City
Rio Claro
Postal Code
13506-900
Street
Av. 24A, 1515 (Bairro Bela Vista)

Where to apply
Website

http://www.fapesp.br/oportunidades/6339

Contact
State/Province

São Paulo
City

São Paulo
Website

http://www.fapesp.br/oportunidades/
Street

R. Pio XI, 1500 - Alto da Lapa
Postal Code

05468-901

STATUS: EXPIRED

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