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Professor in Plant Pathology with specialization in epidemiology

Professor in Plant Pathology with specialization in epidemiology

SLU Uppsala, Sweden

 

A position as Professor in Plant Pathology, with specialization in epidemiology is available at the Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology at SLU, Uppsala. The department provides a stimulating research environment with approximately 65 employees. Research covers both basic and applied aspects of mycology, microbiology, and plant biology. Central themes are plant pathology and nutrient flows in agricultural and forest ecosystems. The department is located at the BioCenter, an excellent research environment with approximately 300 employees, which combine competence within plant biology, microbiology, plant pathology, chemistry, molecular biology and food science. The center has a high quality infrastructure, with, among other things, modern plant growth facilities, and equipment for advanced microscopy as well as molecular biology

 

Subject area: The field epidemiology within plant pathology covers the spatial and temporal dynamics of plant diseases. It also covers the ecology and evolution of the interaction between populations of plant pathogens, their host plants, and the environment. Research in the field contributes to the knowledge that forms the basis for producing predictions of the occurrence of plant disease and the development of disease control strategies.

Duties:

The appointee shall

  • develop and lead an internationally competitive and externally financed research program with a focus on epidemiology within plant pathology, with relevance to agricultural production
  • actively apply for external support from national and international funding agencies
  • participate in the implementation and development of the departmental goal of contributing to a more sustainable plant production
  • cooperate with other research groups within the department, the BioCenter, and SLU to further strengthen SLU’s common research initiative in plant pathology
  • participate in post-graduate education and advise PhD students
  • develop and lead teaching at basic and advance levels, as well as postdoctoral courses within plant pathology and related subjects
  • develop research and teaching in cooperation with the other researchers and teachers within the faculty and university.
  • participate with and spread research findings and other relevant information to industry, producers, and society in general

 

More information to be found here

Location: 
SLU Uppsala, SE
Deadline: 
23/03/2017

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