Soil-borne diseases result in large crop losses for farmers and are very difficult to control. However, the use of suitable compost can suppress the growth of a number of soil-borne pathogens. Compost application works well in organic farming in the field, but the protective effect varies from compost to compost. Although compost thus represents a very promising alternative to the use of chemicals, basic research is needed to identify the protec-tive factors and to translate them into field applications and tangible benefits for Swiss farmers. The project will entail the description of the composition of the compost microbiome over time, the identification and characteri-zation of individual strains that display a protective effect against plant pathogens, and the elucidation of the molecular mechanisms causing this effect. Together, they contribute to our longer-term goal of applying such disease-suppressive strains to compost for the biocontrol of soil-borne pathogenic fungi in a sustainable fashion. A PostDoc position is available for a highly motivated scientist with a broad background in bioinformatics data analysis. The successful candidate will join the research group “Molecular Diagnostics, Genomics and Bioinfor-matics” at the Competence Division “Method Development and Analytics” in Wädenswil.
Location: Agroscope research stations in Wädenswil & Reckenholz, Close to Zurich, Switzerland
To help with the day-to-day administrative tasks we are looking for a motivated employee. You will assist in the finances of the office and the general communication to the public and our members. You will be actively involved in international programs run by the association such as the Ambassadors and Sponsorship program. During (and in preparation of) our symposia you will also be the Events Assistant and carry out various related tasks such as dealing with the conference registrations, editing abstracts for the scientific program, correspondence with delegates, dealing with distributors and handling (part of) the social media.
Location: Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen
The Biology Centre CAS is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to investigate the roles anaerobic bacteria and archaea in biogeochemical cycles and their survival mechanisms in upland soils, within the framework of the Soil Water Interaction Research Infrastructure (SoWa RI).
Application deadline: Flexible
Start date: Open until filled
Location: Soil Water Interaction Research Infrastructure, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, Czechia
The Department of Biology at The Johns Hopkins University is seeking to hire a tenuretrack faculty position at Assistant professor to Associate professor level who applies genetic and genomic approaches to investigate biological problems in creative and innovative ways.
Application deadline: Open until filled
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA