Postdoctoral research opportunity on tree-mycorrhizal fungi interaction

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2021

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The Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) and Amorim are looking for a Postdoctoral researcher on tree-fungi interaction in cork oak. The title of the project is “Uncorking the capacity of mycorrhizal fungi to enhance cork oak productivity” and the research project will be developed in the laboratories of the University of Lleida, and CTFC in Spain, and some of the activities will be conducted in the laboratories and experimental plantations of Amorim in Portugal. The preferred candidates should have a doctorate degree in forestry, agronomy, biology or related fields, and have proven research experience in tree physiology and plantation management.

They are seeking a self-motivating, independent and enthusiastic individual to conduct applied research on the effects of mycorrhizal fungi on cork oak growth and phellem development. The selected candidate should have a strong scientific CV and experience in tree physiology and eco-physiology, as well as the capacity to design experiments that would shed light on the effect of mycorrhizal fungi and early growing conditions on the production of cork. Knowledge of biotechnology, molecular biology and genomics would be welcome. Some background in mycology would be useful. Also, writing and statistics skills would be needed.

The employers offer a full-time position as a post-doctoral fellow starting with a one year contract which can be extended, for a second year and beyond depending upon performance and funding.

Interested candidates should send an email to carlos.colinas@udl.cat including a current CV and EoI.

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