PhD Positions – University of Copenhagen

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15 PhD positions available in MiRA EU-ITN

15 PhD positions are available at different research institutions and companies in Europe, participating in the Marie Curie ITN “Microbe-induced Resistance to Agricultural pests” (MiRA). All positions are open from April 1st 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Deadline for applications is January 14th 2018.

Read more aobut the backgorund for the project here.

General requirements for all ESR positions

At the time of commencement, it is required that the candidates have not been awarded a doctorate degree and are within the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. Furthermore, the candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the enrollment country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account. Candidates are required to spend part of their project period at other institutions in the the MiRA consortium on secondments, see details at individual posts.

PhD scholarship in Plant-Microbe-Insect Ecology (ESR 1)

Ecological Sciences, The James Hutton Institute, Dundee, UK and Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Newcastle, UK

Project title: Does plant osmotic stress alter microbe-induced resistance to aphids in Solanum?

Apply here: https://www.cloudonlinerecruitment.co.uk/jameshutton/

PhD scholarship in plant-Microbe-Insect Ecology (ESR 2)
Functional Ecology Laboratory, Institute of Biology, University of Neuchâtel

Project title: Effects of eco-climatic adaptation of tomato and microbe genotypes on resistance- induction

Apply here: https://www.unine.ch/lef/home.html

PhD scholarship in Plant-Microbe-Insect Ecology (ESR 3)
Insect Biology Research Institute (IRBI), National Center for Scientific Research / University of Tours

Project title: Impact of plant-associated Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) on insect endo- symbionts and consequences for resistance-induction and performance of tomato

Apply here: http://irbi.univ-tours.fr

PhD scholarship in Plant-Microbe-Insect ecology (ESR 4)

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Project title: Effect of phytopathogens and entomopathogens on microbe-induced plant resistance and performance

Apply here: http://employment.ku.dk/phd/?show=146310

PhD scholarship in Plant-Microbe-Insect interactions (ESR 5)
Department of Microbial Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Wageningen, NL

Project title: Impact of microbial inoculums on microbiome composition and resistance-induction of host plants against insect pests

Apply here: https://nioo.knaw.nl/nl/vacatures-en-stages

PhD scholarship in -Plant Microbe Insect Interactions (ESR 6)
Department of Soil Microbiology and Symbiotic Systems, Estación Experimental del Zaidín, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Granada, Spain

Project title: Signaling in induced resistance modulation by beneficial soil fungi (AMF/Trichoderma) against chewing and sucking insects in tomato

The ​ ​application,​ ​in​ ​English,​ ​must ​ ​be ​ ​submitted​ ​electronically​ ​to​ ​mjpozo@eez.csic.es

PhD scholarship in Plant-microbe-insect interactions (ESR 7)

Department of Biology, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Project title: Molecular mechanisms underlying interactions between microbe-induced resistance to herbivorous insects and pathogenic microbes

Apply here 

PhD scholarship in  Molecular Interaction Ecology of Plant-Microbe-Insect Interactions (ESR 8)

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig & Friedrich-Schiller- University Jena

Project title: An integrated "omics" approach to unravel the impact of root symbionts on tomato direct and indirect defenses against herbivores

Apply here: https://www.idiv.de/about_idiv/career.html

PhD scholarship in - Plant Microbe Insect interactions (ESR 9)
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Project title: Impact of drought on plant resource allocation and its effect on intra and inter- organismal signalling between resistance-inducing rhizosphere bacteria and plant

Apply here: http://employment.ku.dk/phd/?show=146310

PhD scholarship in Ecology of Plant-Microbe-Insect Interactions (ESR 10)
Department of Environmental Protection, Estación Experimental del Zaidín (EEZ), Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Granada, Spain.

Project title: Effect of resistance-inducing mycorrhiza on natural enemies of aphids in tomato

The ​ ​application,​ ​in​ ​English,​ ​must ​ ​be ​ ​submitted​ ​electronically​ ​to​ ​emilio.benitez@eez.csic.es

PhD scholarship in - Plant-Microbe-Insect Ecology (ESR 11)
Department of Terrestrial Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Wageningen, The Netherlands

Project title: Abiotic modulation of effects of mycorrhizae on plant indirect and direct defence against insect pests

Apply here: https://nioo.knaw.nl/en/job-vacancies-and-internships

PhD scholarship in - Plant-Microbe-Insect Ecology (ESR 12)
INOQ GmbH, Schnega, Germany

Project title: Using insects as vectors for inoculation of beneficial resistance-inducing microbes in plants

Apply here: www.inoq.de

PhD scholarships in Plant-Microbe-Insect Interactions (ESR 13)
Department of R&D Microbiology, Koppert Biological Systems, Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands

Project title: The study of soil borne beneficial microbial consortia to contribute to the research on plant protection products for modern agriculture

Apply here: https://koppert.has-jobs.com

PhD scholarship in Applications of Plant-Fungi-Insect Interactions (ESR 14)
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Project title: Resistance-inducing benefits from root-associated entomopathogens: translation from lab observations to field application

Apply here: http://employment.ku.dk/phd/?show=146310

PhD position in Research on Acceptance of Innovations in Agriculture (ESR 15)
Department of Department of Agricultural and Food Market Research, University of Bonn, Germany

Project title: Multi-Stakeholder acceptance of using beneficial soil microbes for crop yield and pest suppression in tomato and potato cultivation in Europe

Apply here: http://www.ilr.uni-bonn.de/central/jobs_d.htm