Senior Lecturer in Biology with a Focus on Breeding of Host Plant Resistance in Agriculture Crops

Senior Lecturer in Biology with a Focus on Breeding of Host Plant Resistance in Agriculture Crops

SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Alnarp, Sweden

Subject area

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.

Duties

The senior lector shall within the subject:

  • develop, lead, and conduct internationally successful research;
  • develop, lead, and conduct teaching and examination on basic level and advanced level;
  • actively conduct supervision of doctoral students in postgraduate subjects that include host plant resistance from a plant breeding perspective;
  • actively seek national and international research funding in competition and publish peer-reviewed scientific papers;
  • conduct research-based collaboration with researchers within and external to SLU;
  • communicate research results and contribute with relevant knowledge to the surrounding society;
  • contribute to SLU development goal of sustainable agriculture production;
  • contribute to the faculty's strategic development through administrative tasks within the subject area, the department and the faculty.

Qualifications

The applicant shall:

  • have a PhD in a relevant subject for the appointment, e.g. genetics, plant biology, pathology;
  • be scientifically skilled within the subject of the appointment and have demonstrated the ability to obtain external research funds in competition;
  • have a record of publishing their research in for the subject high quality journals at an international level;
  • have demonstrated pedagogical skill in teaching at basic level and advanced level including supervision of research students;
  • have experience of research collaboration;
  • have undergone university pedagogical training of at least 10 weeks of full-time studies or otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge.

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.

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