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Professor in horticultural sciences, specialising in genetics

Professor in horticultural sciences, specialising in genetics

SLU Alnarp, Sweden

 

Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science

Department of Plant Breeding

The Department of Plant Breeding focuses on research, education and innovation work of strategic importance for sustainable and profitable cultivation in a changing climate. The department utilises a wide range of techniques-from field experiments and characterisation of agricultural biodiversity to genetics, genomics, biotechnology, biochemistry, physical chemistry, physiology and modelling. The department has also integrated a plant breeding programme focusing on fruit, berries and potatoes.

 

Subject area:

You will lead the work within the subject area horticultural breeding, one of five subject at the department. This is a wide subject, covering plant genetic varation and its importance for different aspects within primarily horticultural cultures (fruits, berries and vegetables).

Duties:

You will strengthen and develop research as well as doctoral, undergraduate and Master´s education within the horticultural science field, focusing on genetics. You are expected to develop and lead a research group that focuses on the importance of genotypes and environmental interaction for health and nutrition-promoting characterstics in horticultural products from a molecular perspective. Taking advantage of advanced `-omics´ technologies for experiments is also important. You will be expected to interact proactively with the existing interdisciplinary research environment at the faculty and with the department employees responsible for the varietal development of fruit and berris in Sweden and northern Europe.

Qualifications:

A person who has demonstrated both academic and teaching skills shall be qualified for appointment as a professor. The applicant must be scientifically proficient in the subject area for the post and hold a PhD. The applicant must be pedagogically proficient and possess the ability to integrate pedagogical application with the role of researcher. Equal attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching skills and the assessment of academic proficiency.

 

More information to be found here

Location: 
SLU Alnarp, SE
Deadline: 
31/08/2017

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