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Postdoctoral fellowship in tomato breeding for salinity resistance

Posted by: âLuiz de Queirozâ School of Agriculture - Sao Paulo University/USP

Posted date: Jul-22-2016

Location: Piracicaba, SP, Brazil

The position:

Post-doctoral fellowship within the ESTASA Program (Enhancing salt tolerance in tomato crops for advancing sustainable agriculture and food production) to
work as part of an interdisciplinary team contributing to stable food security production by enhancing salinity tolerance of the tomato crop. The work will be carried out at the Laboratory of Hormonal Control of Plant Development, Department of Biological Sciences, ‘Luiz de Queiroz’ School of Agriculture (ESALQ), University of São Paulo (USP), in Piracicaba, SP, Brazil.The fellow will take advantage of diverse approaches to generate highly salt tolerant commercially usable tomato varieties.


Required qualifications and experience:


To be considered, the candidate should hold a Ph.D in plant genetics or a related discipline area such as plant physiology or plant biochemistry. Preference will be given to candidates whose degree has been received within the last 3 years.

  • Experience in breeding or crossing tomato or other solanaceous crops;
  • Strong motivation to combine phenotypic and genotypic screening in large populations;
  • Experience in plant stress is very desirable, proven by thesis or through peer-reviewed publications.
  • Experience in experimental planning and design, as well asproficiency in the use of statistical packages for data analysis including multivariate analyses;
  • Strong communications skills in English. Knowledge of Portuguese will be considered advantageous, but not a prerequisite;
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, international team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research and supervise students and/or lab technicians;

The selected candidate will be granted a 1 (one) year Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP – www.fapesp.br/en), which can be renewed for up to 3 (three) years. More information: http://www.fapesp.br/en/5427.

To apply, please send (pdf format):

(i) a 1 (one) page (max) covering letter explaining your motivations;

(ii) Curriculum Vitae; and

(iii) two recommendation letters


to Dr. Lázaro Eustáquio Pereira Peres (lazaro.peres(at)usp.br)(Project Coordinator) quoting 'Postdoctoral Fellowship –Plant science related to salt tolerance' in the subject line of email application.

Job Title Postdoctoral fellowship in tomato breeding for salinity resistance
Post Details
Email lazaro.peres(at)usp.br
Employer's Website www.fapesp.br
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Botany/Plant Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Piracicaba, SP, Brazil
Key Words postdoc, tomato, salinity resistance
Start Date 22/07/2016
Salary R$ 6.819,30
Deadline Aug-06-2016