Engineer in Agronomy (M/F)

August 23 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The successful candidate will join the Crop Protection team of the “Environmental Research and Innovation” (ERIN) department. With a team of more than 170 scientists and engineers from life science, environmental science, and IT science, the ERIN department tackles major environmental challenges our society is facing today such as climate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, environmental pollution prevention and control. The RDI activities of the Crop Protection team focus on the development and dissemination of models for reducing pesticide use in cereals, rapeseed and vine based on environmental, agronomic, and molecular data. The team operates a pest and disease warning platform for the national agricultural community. The group comprises specialists in phytopathology, entomology, and viticulture able to address the most important crop protection issues in Luxembourg.             


The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Carry out sampling campaigns in the vineyards of the Luxembourgish Moselle valley (e.g., Drosophila suzukii, Scaphoideus titanus)

  • Participate in field and laboratory assessments of fungal plant diseases and pests

  • Participate in the sample preparation for chemical analyses of agronomic matrices such as grains and fruits

  • Participate in the data management, analysis and archiving of the group and the department

  • Participate in technical meetings

  • Support the preparation of project reports

  • Work within international multidisciplinary teams

  • Engineer/MSc or equivalent qualification in agriculture or viticulture or horticulture or biotechnology or a related field

  • An authorization for using pesticides from a EU country will be considered as an asset

  • Good knowledge of major crop pests and diseases

  • Good knowledge on sampling schemes and sampling procedures in field experiments

  • Basic statistical knowledge

  • Good written reporting skills

  • Strong (self-) organizational skills

  • Fluency in English and either French or German (spoken and written)

Other requisition
  • Class B driving license

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess