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Job advertisement PhD in Apple Microbiome

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PhD in Apple Microbiome

PhD in Apple Microbiome

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IRTA and Lleida's University


LLeida, Spain


Relevant division
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)

Full time

Entry level

17000 - 23000 € / Year

Required education

Application deadline
1 October 2021

18 September 2021

Job description

University of Lleida (UdL) – Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA)
Plant Production and Forestry Department (UdL)
Postharvest Program (IRTA)

Lleida (Catalonia, Spain)
Principal Researchers: Dr. Jonàs Oliva and Dra. Neus Teixidó

Subject: Apple Microbiome: effect of environmental conditions and a source of microorganisms to improve fruit quality

We are looking for candidates (MSCs in Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology and similar o related degrees) interested in a pre-doctoral contract to start during the last quarter of the year. This contract is a collaboration between the University of Lleida and IRTA, and the candidate will be able to use and take advantage of the facilities and conditions of both institutions.
The candidate would carry out his / her research work on the topic “Apple Microbiome: effect of environmental conditions and a source of microorganisms to improve fruit quality”. It is a multidisiplinary project since involves pathological studies (to know how the environmental conditions can affect apple susceptibility to the main postharvest pathogens), metagenomics data analysis (to decipher the microbial populations in the apple surface depending on the environmental conditions) and the application of postharvest treatments (to know how the selected microorganisms can influence apple quality).

1. Graduated in Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology or related degrees
2. Good level of English
3. Not have a doctorate degree and have finished a master’s degree (MSc) or studies that give access to the doctoral program

It will be positively valued:
- Knowledge in bioinformatics, molecular techniques, microbiology, biotechnology and / or agronomy.
- Ability to work in a team
- Laboratory level experience

How to apply

Contact to:
Dr. Jonàs Oliva:
Dra. Neus Teixidó:
Anna Gonzalez: