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Postdoctoral fellowship in tomato genetic transformation for salinity resistancePosted by: âLuiz de Queirozâ School of Agriculture - Sao Paulo University/USP
Posted date: Jul-25-2016
Location: Piracicaba, SP, Brazil
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 advancing sustainable agriculture and 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, â€˜Luiz de Queirozâ€™ School of Agriculture (ESALQ), University of SÃ£o Paulo (USP), in Piracicaba, SP, Brazil. The fellow will take advantage of diverse approaches to generate highly salt tolerant commercially usable tomato varieties.
The selected candidate will be granted a 1 (one) year Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the FundaÃ§Ã£o de Amparo Ã Pesquisa do Estado de SÃ£o Paulo (FAPESP â€“ www.fapesp.br/en), with the possibility of renewal. More information: http://www.fapesp.br/en/5427.
To be considered, the candidate should hold a PhD 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.
To apply, please send (pdf format):
to Dr. LÃ¡zaro EustÃ¡quio Pereira Peres (lazaro.peresusp.br) (Project Coordinator) quoting ' Postdoctoral Fellowship â€“ Plant genetic transformation' in the subject line of email application.