POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT THE AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

28/04/2021 - 17:44 -- Dimitrios Georg...
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13/05/2021
Εργαστήριο Γενικής και Γεωργικής Μικροβιολογίας
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT THE AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Ακαδημαϊκές Συνεργασίες Ερευνητικά Προγράμματα

The Laboratory of General and Agricultural Microbiology of the Agricultural University of Athens is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for employment in a European Union Life-Climate Action program. The project is on the creation of a frost-damage prognosis tool for citrus tree crops, based on populations of epiphytic and airborne ice-nucleation-active bacteria, meteorological conditions and agronomic traits. This forecasting tool will be used to apply copper sprays on time, to reduce the above populations and improve the resilience of trees to frost. The postdoctoral researcher will assist with the installation of experimental orchards in the region of Aegion, Peloponnese, Greece, and will undertake sampling of plant material, identification of aerial and epiphytic ice-nucleating bacteria with molecular (quantitative PCR, metagenomic) and classical microbiological methods, and evaluation of the effectiveness of sprays which reduce these populations and improve tree resilience to frost. He/She will also assist in the administrative / financial management of the program, and in dissemination actions. The postdoctoral researcher will be part of an interdisciplinary team of agronomists, microbiologists, atmospheric scientists and modelers from Greece, France, and Germany.

Interested persons must possess:

  • Driving license
  • Excellent knowledge of English and understanding of the scientific literature
  • Proven ability to write scientific publications
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Experience in microbiological techniques
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques (especially PCR, quantitative PCR, metagenomic analysis of microbiomes), bioinformatics and related software
  • Experience in analysis and statistical processing of field data is a plus

The program is estimated to begin on September 1, 2021. The postdoctoral fellow will be employed for 2 years with the possibility of extension. This announcement is an unofficial invitation for prospect postdoctoral researchers to express their interest in the position. Formal applications will be made after the official approval of the program and the publication of a formal announcement for the position by the Agricultural University of Athens.

Those interested are kindly requested to send a detailed CV and the name and addresses of two scientists who agree to provide recommendations for them to Associate Professor Dimitri Georgakopoulos (dgeorga@aua.gr).

28/04/2021 - 17:44