Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher
Five ESR positions of 3 years duration are available at NIAB-TAG, Cambridge, UK within the Max-CROP program, in partnership with Wageningen University and Research Centre (WU), The Netherlands. Each ESR candidate will be registered for a PhD at Wageningen University, where they will carry out 50% of their research, having a PhD supervisor at NIAB-TAG and WU. In addition to the 3 year research project each ESR will be enrolled in a program of technical and complementary skills training organised as part of the Max-CROP program. Full details of the project consortium, individual projects and eligibility requirements can be found at www.niab.com.
The 5 PhD research projects available are:
ESR (1): “Would non-host resistance in barley prove a source of durable, race-nonspecific resistance for wheat” .
ESR (2): “Development of wheat varieties with reduced gluten toxicity, increasing safety for celiac disease patients”.
ESR (3): “Application of a Multiparent Advanced Generation Intercross (MAGIC) in wheat genetics and breeding”.
ESR (4): “Population and pathogenicity dynamics of the Brassica pathogen Verticillium longisporum”.
ESR (5): “Emerging plant diseases: reducing the impact of Alternaria species on potato production”.
Nr of positions available : 5
Agricultural sciences - Other
Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Each ESR will receive a competitive salary and mobility allowance as defined for ESRs by the FP7 Marie Curie, Initial Training Network programs.
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To apply, please send by email a cover letter identifying which project/s you are interested in and why, describing your suitability for the position, a detailed CV, and the name and address of two referees to support your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to have more details regarding specific ESR projects please send your request to the Max-CROP coordinator Dr Lesley A. Boyd at email@example.com. The advertisement will remain open until suitable candidates are found. Interviews will be held in Wageningen, The Netherlands, starting early in 2014
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