Tailored opportunities: Two PhD positions in agronomy (crop modelling, bioenergy crops and agro-forestry cropping systems) at the UNIVERSITÀ CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE, Italy.

What?

We offer 3 PhD candidate position in Agronomy at the Department of Sustainable Crop Production (DI.PRO.VE.S) of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Piacenza, NW Italy.  The PhD programme will be carried out within the UCSC Doctoral School on the Agro-Food System (AGRISYSTEM).

We are looking for enthusiastic agronomists to strengthen our interdisciplinary research team (UCSC Field Crops Group) lead by prof. Stefano Amaducci. With your skills you will initiate new research using on-farm/greenhouse experimentation and/or modelling; implement research with national and international partners; and analyse data with state-of-the-art scientific methods.

Position 1 AGROPHOTOVOLTAIC – An Integrated solution to combine agricultural and electricity production

Position 2 NETFIB – Valorization of fibres from nettle grown on marginal lands in an agroforestry cropping system

Who?

Position 1

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree (or comparable) in Agricultural and/or Environmental Sciences and a good background in field crops, soil biochemistry, plant ecophysiology, or related disciplines. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience of analytical determination of HMs on environmental samples and soil quality parameters, experience on perennial crops as well as affinity and motivation to fieldwork. While English language skills are essential, Italian language skills are useful but not essential.  Driving license is preferable.

Position 2

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree (or comparable) in Agricultural and/or Environmental Sciences and a good background in field crops, soil biochemistry, plant ecophysiology, or related disciplines. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience of analytical determination of plant eco-physiological measures and soil quality parameters, experience on perennial crops as well as affinity and motivation to fieldwork. While English language skills are essential, Italian language skills are useful but not essential. Driving license is preferable.

When?

Deadline for application is September 11, 2019

How?

For info on the positions: stefano.amaducci@unicatt.it (send CV, research experience and name(s) of reference(s)). Details on how to apply are also available here.

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