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Senior postdoctoral Researcher in the field of Sustainable Agricultural and Food Systems



Vacancy type:

New appointment


Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

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Job description

The BETA Technology Centre is a young, multidisciplinary team of 90 researchers and is looking for a dynamic person who wants to be part of this adventure.
We are looking for a senior postdoctoral researcher with experience in activities related to the application of measures for adaptation and mitigation to climate change, who will become part of the Sustainable Agricultural and Food Systems Unit of the UVic BETA Technology Centre.
The selected candidate will participate in several European and national projects related to restoring soil health, increasing biodiversity and productivity of agrosystems. Specifically, the selected candidate will have a relevant role coordinating the Prima TRANSFORMED project, which supports the implementation and promotion of successful agroforestry systems in saline and degraded areas to maintain soil health.


Functions and duties:
• Coordination of the TRANSFORMED European project
• Management of the consortium with partners from southern Mediterranean, monitoring of the correct execution of the project tasks, scheduling of meetings, preparation of deliverables, achievement of milestones, etc.
• Planning and execution of field experiments on the application of climate change adaptation and mitigation measures
• Technical management of competitive R&D projects with multiple actors
• Contribute to the development of new project proposals to attract new funding
• Participation in project meetings and international events
• Networking and promoting of new collaborations with interest groups, international projects and initiatives


  • Doctorate in the field: Agronomy, Biotechnology, Plant Production, Environmental Sciences or similar #(mínim 5 anys des de la finalització de la tesi)#
  • University degree in the field: Degree in Agronomy, Biotechnology, Plant Production, Environmental Sciences or similar
  • Certification of Level C1 in Catalan or commitment to obtain it
  • Accreditation of Level B2 English or commitment to obtain it
  • More than 5 years of postdoctoral experience in the agricultural sector working in the field of edaphology, agroforestry systems, saline soils and desertified soils.
  • Experience in biochemical, biotechnological and/or microbiological methods.
  • Experience in field trials and collaboration with multiple actors.
  • Scientific publications in the proposed field of research.
  • Good communication skills (written and oral) and ability to work independently and with internal and external teams in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments.


  • Teaching experience at university level
  • Level B2 or more in languages other than English
  • Accreditation by an academic Quality Agency
  • Research experience
  • Knowledge of digital agriculture and/or precision agriculture and experience in GIS (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIs).
  • Previous experience in the preparation and implementation of competitive R&D projects (Horizon Europe, LIFE, Interreg, Prima, etc.)
  • Humility, empathy, ambition, commitment and solidarity.


  • Planning and organisation
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Organisation
  • Empathy
  • Learning and use of knowledge

This job offer includes

Inclusion in the professional group Research staff (PDI)
Type of contract: permanent
Total work: full-time
Timetable a determinar
Gross salary: 44.412,30 €

– Flexible working hours. – Possibility of 2 days of teleworking.