Phenotyping towards more resilient and sustainable crops

Aarhus Universitet (AU)

Ph.d. & forskning
Østjylland

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Food Science programme. The position is available from 1 May 2019 or later.

Title:
Phenotyping towards more resilient and sustainable crops

Research area and project description:
As a consequence of global climate change, the frequency of abiotic stresses especially the combined stresses are expected to increase in the future. It is predicted that atmospheric CO2 concentration will rise to 550 ppm in the middle of the century and double in the end of the century. With the global climate change, understanding the adaptation responses to complex environmental conditions is urgent.

As an example, the effect of elevated CO2 concentration on plants at combined heat and drought remains unclear. Melatonin, N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamin, is a well-known hormone that play roles in plant response to abiotic stress. There is limited knowledge on the effect of melatonin on plants at combined heat and drought stress.

The project will focus on the effects of elevated CO2 concentration and melatonin on cultivated and wild tomatoes at combined heat and drought from the perspective of photosynthetic responses, metabolism, genetic regulation (e.g. non-coding RNAs) and yield.

Qualifications and specific competences:
Applicants to the PhD position must have a relevant Master’s degree, and should have a very good level of English for communication and writing. The applicant should have a research background in plant science either in the area of crop physiology or molecular plant biology with a focus on stress reactions.

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Department of Food Science in the science team ‘Plant, Food & Climate’ (PFC), Årslev, Denmark. The place of work will move to Agro Food Park, Aarhus, Denmark late in 2019.

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:

Rong Zhou, rong.zhou@food.au.dk, or Carl-Otto Ottosen, coo@food.au.dk.

Application procedures

Before you applyInformation and attachments:
Please be aware that you must have all relevant appendices, attachments, addresses for referees, etc. ready when you apply, as the entire application must be uploaded to the system in one go.

Documentation of language skills:
The English language requirement at GSST is comparable to an “English B level” in the Danish upper secondary school (“gymnasium”).

English language qualifications comparable to an “English B level” are documented by one of the following tests:

  • TOEFL test, minimum score: 560 (paper-based test) or 83 (internet-based test). The paper-based test must have a “total score”. From the August 2019 call, GSST will no longer accept the paper-based test.
    Aarhus University does not accept the TOEFL ITP test. Aarhus University’s TOEFL code is 8935. Ask the test centre to send your test results to Aarhus University, in order to enable verification of your test results.
  • IELTS (academic) test, minimum average score: 6.5 points
  • Cambridge English Language Assessment:
    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE)
    Cambridge English: Certificate of Advanced English with grade A,B or C (CAE)
    Cambridge English: First Certificate with grade A (FCE)

When to take the test and how to upload the documentation:
The test result must not be more than two years old at the time of application.

The English language test should be taken before applying for admission and uploaded under “language skills documentation” in the online application form.

It is possible to apply for admission before you have taken the test. In this case documentation stating that you have signed up for a test (please state expected submission date) must be uploaded. If the test result is not part of the original application the test result is to be sent to sphd@psys.au.dk no later than one month after the application deadline.

The following applicants are exempted from documenting their English qualifications/taking a test:

  • Applicants with citizenship from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, or one of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden).
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme completed in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States. In this case, please upload your Bachelor’s or Master’s diploma under the section ”Language skills documentation”.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme completed at Aarhus University for which the requirement was English B level at the time of admission. In this case, please upload your Bachelor’s or Master’s diploma under the section” Language skills documentation”.

The programme committee may request further information or invite the applicant to attend an interview.

How to apply:
1) Find the application form:
Go to www.phd.scitech.au.dk/for-applicants/apply-here
Choose February 2019 Call with deadline 1 February 2019 at 11.59 PM MET.
You will be directed to the call, and must choose the programme 'Food Science'
2) Fill in the following information:

  • Personal information
  • Academic background
  • Admission
  • Financing (if any)
  • Study: In the dropdown menu you must choose the project: "Phenotyping towards more resilient and sustainable crops"
  • Source (how you found out about the call)

Next to some of the information fields you will find a number. Click on the number to get further directions on how to fill in the information field/what information is needed.

3) Application attachments:
Please be aware that you cannot submit the application if one or several of these documents have not been uploaded.

If you wish to upload more than one document under each section, you must scan/merge all documents into one large PDF file and upload this. Please note that we reserve the right to remove scientific papers, large reports, theses and the like. Instead you can indicate a URL where the information is available.

Please note that all information in the application must be in Danish or English.

As a minimum all applications must include (pdf-files only, max. 20 MB, no zip):

  • One reference (template for references)
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Motivation (max. 1 page)
  • Transcripts and diploma(s)
  • Project description (½-4 pages). For technical reasons, you must upload a project description. When apply for a specific project, please simply copy the project description above, and upload it as a PDF in the application. If you wish to, you can indicate an URL where further information can be found. Please note that we reserve the right to remove scientific papers, large reports, theses and the like.
  • Documentation of language skills if required.

After submission of the application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with an application ID, you should use for reference if needed. The e-mail will also include a link to the application – GSST urges you to check that all mandatory data, marked with an asterisk (*), is registered correctly and all attached files are readable. If there are any significant errors, you should reply to the confirmation e-mail with the correct details before the application deadline.

GSST reserves the right to verify the authenticity of your educational diploma and transcripts:

  • Request additional information to verify an application.
  • Reject the application if it is proven, or if the University has reasonable belief, that the information provided is false or if the applicant refuses to provide the requested information, whether or not an offer has already been made.
  • For further information on applying, assessment procedures, etc. please see the GSST application guide here.

Please note:

  • The programme committee may request further information and will invite the applicant to attend an interview.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.


Login for at se hele opslaget

Dette jobopslag er kun tilgængeligt for vores brugere. Log ind eller opret en profil - det er gratis og tager kun to minutter.

Log ind med sociale medier


Log ind med din karriereprofil

@


Glemt kode Ny bruger

Ansøgningsfrist d. 01.02.2019

Angiv venligst i din ansøgning, at du har ansøgt opslaget via Studerende Online

Ph.d. & forskning
Østjylland
Fødevarer & Veterinær
Klima, Miljø & Energi
Maskin & Design
Naturvidenskab
Teknik & Teknologi
Data & analyse
Forskning & Udvikling
Naturvidenskab
Teknik
Undervisning



Aarhus Universitet (AU) - hurtigt overblik


Aarhus Universitet (AU)
Aarhus Universitet (AU)
Aarhus Universitet blev grundlagt i 1928 og er i dag i den absolutte verdenselite på flere forskningsfelter. Aarhus Universitet (AU) er blandt verdens 10 bedste universiteter grundlagt inden for de seneste 100 år og har en lang tradition for partnerskaber med nogle af verdens bedste forskningsinstitutioner og universitetsnetværk.

Placering
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Logo: Aarhus Universitet (AU)
Efterspørgsel efter nye talenter

Hvilke jobtyper og arbejdsområder udbyder vi normalt og hvor mange nye talenter søger vi efter?


Nyeste tweets
Henter tweets...
Facebook feed

Henter facebook feed...

LinkedIn

Følg vores aktiviteter på LinkedIn.


Henter feed...
Billeder fra Instagram
Karrieresider

Læs mere om os på vores karrieresider:
https://www.snapchat.com/add/aarhusuni

Webside

Få mere info omkring vores virksomhed på vores egne websider:

www.au.dk


Aarhus Universitet (AU) i Google

Er der andre informationer om os, som du burde vide? Se, hvad en Google-søgning siger.



https://studerendeonline.dk/job/1261097/
Vi bruger cookies til statistik, sociale medier og brugeroplevelse. Ved at bruge sitet accepterer du vores privatlivspolitik. (luk)
HPT