Post Doctoral Position In Plant Microbe Interactions (Prima-Horizon Project)

Universities and Institutes of France


March 15, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: UBFC
  • Research Field: Agricultural sciences › Agronomics Biological sciences › Biology
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2) Established Researcher (R3)
  • Application Deadline: 15/03/2022 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • Location: France › Montbéliard
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/04/2022
  • The postdoctoral project is part of the ANR /PRIMA (HORIZON) proposal SIRAM (Sustainable Innovations for Regenerative Agriculture in the Mediterranean area) which aims at developing, scaling-up and disseminate innovative regenerative agriculture approaches to tackle issues related to climate change, desertification, loss of biodiversity excessive use of chemical and low incomes in small-holders farms in the Mediterranean. The tested approaches will be in line with the main principles of regenerative agriculture, namely the adoption of no-tillage practices, the use of cover- crops, the screening of local varieties with resistant traits, the synergic application of biostimulant and bioprotecting microbial strains co-formulated with organic fertilizers from recycled wastes.

    The specific missions for this post-doctoral position are :

  • To study regulation of gene expression and biochemical processes in beneficial microorganisms via RNA-Seq and metabolomic tools
  • To study microRNA in plants and microorganisms as a key mechanism of response to biotic and abiotic stresses in an innovative approach
  • To analyse the structure of the microbial communities of selected crops exposed to both biotic stresses and microbe-biomass formulates using high- throughput sequencing technologies
  • Offer Requirements Specific Requirements

    The following skills are required:

    1) Molecular biology / biochemistry / microbiology : Candidates should possess a degree in biology, microbiology, environmental sciences or agricultural sciences, together with at least 5 years job-related experience (inc. Ph-D) on soil microbiology, microbial surveys, microbial physiology with the use of molecular approaches

    2) Communication / dissemination : Candidates are expected i) to lead and contribute to scientific publications, policy briefs and technical reports that require clear, well-structured texts. In this case, a high level of written and oral English is required; ii) to organize, plan and lead scientific meetings with European partners (held in English)

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: UBFC
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Country: France