The subject of the position is biology with a focus on breeding of host plant resistance to dominant pathogens in agriculture crops. This includes, among others, using small RNAs for plant trait improvement, resistance to pathogens and breeding for traits that enhance the related microbiota that improve resistance to pathogens and performance in stress-prone environments, particularly under a changing climate.
The department has a parallel language work environment. The lecturer will be able to carry out most of his tasks in English. As the university is Swedish-speaking, however, the holder is expected to be able to work and teach in Swedish within four years of taking up the position. The institution will support the holder to achieve this.