Apprenticeship & PhD opportunity: Agricultural supply chains and circular economy

Applications deadline: 5 May 2019

Barley harvesting in the Mediterranean. Photo: Ali Riza.

ETIFOR is looking for a graduate student to introduce to our team as a Junior Officer and who is interested in carrying out a PhD. The subject of the PhD will be on traditional agricultural supply chains (cereals and nuts) and the potential reuse of by-products derived from the transformation of the raw, semi-finished or finished product.

The candidate must have a degree in agricultural (or related) sciences and have a passion for the processing of agricultural products. We are looking for a person capable of being involved in Research and Development in the field of circular economy and in particular in increasing the efficiency and enhancement of by-products of the agricultural supply chains.

Suitable applicants will have:

  • no more than 29 years;
  • Master’s degree in agricultural or related sciences;
  • good knowledge of English;
  • interest in scientific research.

Suitable applicants should have:

  • previous work experience;
  • interest in the environment and nature-related issues;
  • interest and experiences related to circular economy and/or agricultural products.

The candidates must send their applications no later than 5 May 2019. The selected candidate may start his/her research work in the autumn (approximately October or November 2019). The possibility of collaboration before the start of the PhD programme will be considered if requested.

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