Postdoctoral researcher

Employer
Institute of Plant Protection - National Research Institute, Department of Agrophages' Forecasting Methods and Agricultural Economics
Location
Poland
Posted
October 11 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral researcher (full time) with a doctoral degree in life sciences, agricultural sciences to carry out research in the field of crop pest and diseases management. Successful candidate will have a postdoctoral work experience in the relevant discipline, good publication record. The candidate will have a knowledge on economic importance of pest and diseases in crops and will be able to recognize their developmental stages in order to apply chemical protection. The candidate will also have a practical knowledge on identification, collection and preparation of insect specimens. Good written and oral communication skills in research are necessary, advanced knowledge of computer packages (Microsoft office) and statistical methods are required. The candidate will be communicative with good organizational skills and availability to work. Successful candidate will also have a record of work within grant projects and participation in international scientific conferences. Driving license, good written and oral skills in English (Polish for foreign candidates) are required.


Main Research Field


Agricultural science/Biological science:


- Monitoring of crop pests and diseases


- Research on the occurrence and harmfulness of crop pests in the country


- Identification of pest and diseases in crops


- Knowledge of statistical methods for data analysis and interpretation


Sub Research Field


Agronomics/Plant protection


- Carry out research to improve crop pests and diseases management methods


- Development of information system monitoring and sygnalization publications as an element of integrated control of pest and diseases


- Development of decision support systems as an element of integrated control of pest and diseases



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