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Organic Agriculture PhD Student Position @ ETH Zurich Switzerland

Organic Agriculture PhD Student Position @ ETH Zurich Switzerland

Organic Agriculture PhD Student Position @ ETH Zurich Switzerland: ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) (German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics university in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. Like its sister institution EPFL, it is an integral part of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain (ETH Domain) that is directly subordinate to Switzerland’s Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research.

Organic Agriculture PhD Student Position @ ETH Zurich Switzerland

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau or FiBL) in Frick, Switzerland is one of the world’s leading centres for research and information dissemination on organic agriculture. Its greatest strengths are a highly skilled and competent multi-disciplinary research team, the rapid transfer of knowledge from research to extension, and practical application of agricultural techniques by collaborating farmers. We are seeking a

PhD candidate for the production of high quality cereals under low fertility conditions

The project CERQUAL investigates into different approaches to enable the production of high quality cereals under low fertility conditions in organic production. In this framework, you will conduct an investigation about the interaction of soil fertility, plant nutrition and wheat quality aspects. The project is based at FIBL and will be realised in close collaboration with the group Crop Plant Breeding at Agroscope in Nyon and the group Plant Nutrition of Professor E. Frossard at ETH in Zürich.

We are seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented person with a strong interest in cereal production, plant nutrition and quality. Experience in micronutrient analyses is an advantage. Applicants should hold a master level degree in agronomy, biology or environmental sciences that is recognized by ETH Zürich (check on: https://www.ethz.ch/en/doctorate/registration-admission.html). We expect candidates to be proficient in German and/or French. The Working language is French. A driving license is indispensable.

We offer a highly interdisciplinary education and excellent scientific training within our research groups. The duration of the position is four years. The salary is according to the guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation. The project is based at FiBL Antenne romande in Lausanne. Several parts of the project will be realised at Agroscope in Nyon and at ETH in Zürich.

For further information about this position, please contact Fabio Mascher (fabio.mascher@agroscope.admin.ch, +41 22 363 47 33) or Raphaël Charles (raphael.charles@fibl.org, +41 79 270 33 32).

To Apply:

We look forward to receiving your online application until March 20th 2017. Please address your application to: ETH Zurich, Olivier Meyrat, Human Resources, 8092 Zurich. https://apply.refline.ch/845721/5248/index.html?cid=1&lang=en

Organic Agriculture PhD Student Position @ ETH Zurich Switzerland

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