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CerealPath - A doctoral programme delivering integrated, innovative, structured training in cereal disease control

There is a massive and urgent effort needed to ensure security of food supply for the growing world population. The challenge is to double crop yields by 2050. Cereals are the most important source of human calories but we lose billions of euro worth of grain annually due to diseases that reduce yield.
CerealPath is a multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral training programme built using the complimentary expertise from 22 participants from 8 European countries, including 7 universities, 3 research institutes, 11 industry partners and one regulatory agency.
CerealPath is looking to recruit 15 exceptional Early Stage Researchers to undertake doctoral (PhD) level studies, through which they will be exposed to research and innovation in both industry and academia. The training equips researchers with the skills and opportunities to develop innovative methods contributing to integrated disease control programmes, thus matching their potential to the jobs of the future and helping Europe and the world meet the critical need of global food security.
All positions are fully funded for 36 months and will begin in January 2016.
The 15 positions are grouped into a number of thematic areas:
Gene discovery and breeding
Biological and bioactive disease control
Trade-off and pathogen evolution

Full details of the 15 available positions, eligibility criteria and application details can be found at http://cerealpath.eu
 
CerealPath has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 674964   
 
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Kogel
Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
Interdisciplinary Research Center for Biosystems,
Land Use and Nutrition (iFZ)
Department of Phytopathology
Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26
35392 Giessen

Phone: +49 641 99 37490
Fax:       +49 641 99 37499
Karl-Heinz.Kogel@agrar.uni-giessen.de
 
How to apply:
Please send your informative application via mail.


 
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Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Kogel
Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
Interdisciplinary Research Center for Biosystems,
Land Use and Nutrition (iFZ)
Department of Phytopathology
Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26
35392 Giessen
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: CerealPath_Phyto-Giessen

About Institut für Phytopathologie, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

Die Forschungsaktivitäten der Professur für Phytopathologie sind in den Bereichen Molekularbiologie und Biotechnologie der Kulturpflanzen angesiedelt. Momentan verfolgen wir 2 Forschungsschwerpunkte. (A) Genetische Verbesserung von Kulturpflanzen durch Einsatz von RNA interference Strategien im Pflanzenschutz mit einem Fokus auf (i) dem Host-Induced Gene Silencing (HIGS) und...

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