Researcher - Protection of Specific Crops

Oct 09, 2019
Oct 15, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Job advertisement - Reference InnovPP0020/2019

Researcher for the Department - 2. Protection of Specific Crops - of the Collaborative Lab InnovPlantProtect - Associação

Main responsibilities

This researcher reports directly to the Director of the Department of Protection of Specific Crops of InnovPlantProtect and has the following responsibility:
  • To contribute to the identification of resistance/tolerance loci to pests and diseases in crops.

Specific requirements
  • Diploma degree in Agronomy, Biology or similar
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written.

InnovPlantProtect is a private non-profit association

InnovPlantProtect aims to create innovation for the protection of crops, seeds and post-harvest products, in particular through:
  • Development of new technologies and knowledge, as well as the improvement of previously developed technologies, to protect crops, seeds and post-harvest products, as well as their intellectual protection and availability;
  • Development of applied scientific research to introduce the developed technologies in the market, and to develop processes and products;
  • Provide technical support to companies and entities, public or private, assisting them in the introduction of biotechnological strategies, methods and processes, and in the orientation and implementation of industrial research and development, directed towards the protection of crops, seeds and post-harvest products;
  • Collaboration with public or private institutions, national or foreign in their areas of activity.


The place of work will be the headquarters of InnovPlantProtect, at the INIAV Elvas pole, in the former National Plant Breeding Station (Elvas, Portugal).

Salary and contract

A full-time contract will be offered, starting before January 1st, 2020. The contract will last for 3 years, being renewed annually, and with a trial period of 6 months. All the activities to be developed will be subject to confidentiality clauses.

The gross value of the remuneration will be 13,855.8 euros per year.


This call is open from 29 July to 15 October 2019, with a decision expected by November.

General rules of data protection (GDPR)

With the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 April 2016, commonly known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in order to ensure a fair and transparent treatment of the holder of the data, InnovPlantProtect informs that by applying for this position you are authorizing InnovPlantProtect to (1) collect and process your personal data deemed necessary and relevant to this recruitment process, (2) to disclose the results of the evaluation in accordance with the legislation in force.