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Job offers: assistant professor

A job of assistant professor is open in september 1, 2016 at IGEPP in Ecology and Genetics of Insects team.

Job profile:

Research: Chemical ecology of plant insect interactions and biocontrol

The recruited assistant professor will integrate UMR 1349 IGEPP, Institute for Genetics, Environment and Plant Protection (INRA-Agrocampus Ouest-Rennes1 University) in the EGI (Insect Genetics and Ecology) team.

The applicant will develop his research on chemical ecology of interactions in agrosystems. The research developed will focus on interactions among i/ insect pests and host plants, ii/ these pests and their natural enemies (parasitoids or predators) and iii/ different insect pests using a common host plant. The candidate will develop his research on chemical compounds involved in all these interactions and address both evolutionary and applied questions relative to these chemically mediated interactions. He will be expected to know the major principles of chemical ecology and have a practical experience of its main tools, including from a statistical point of view. The successful candidate will have a sound experience in evolutionary biology and ecology. He will also need to have demonstrated his ability to place his research in an applied perspective. A first experience of plant insect interactions and operational constraints in agronomy would be desirable.

Teaching: Animal biology

The successful applicant will have a solid background on the biology, bauplan and phylogeny of the principal zoological groups to develop teachings on biodiversity and the tree of life. He will teach undergraduate (BSc) students from the “Licence Sciences de la vie”, mention Biologie des Organismes” and graduate students from the Master “Biodiversité-Ecologie-Environnement (BEE)”. The research skills of the recruited assistant professor in agroecology will be essential to deal with environmental problems linked to biodiversity loss allowing the consideration of innovative methods for a sustainable agriculture. Thus, he will be able to reinforce, structure and develop new teachings in relation with their agronomical applications. Taking responsabilities and participate in collective activities in these formations is expected.

To apply:

See application:

Open the application for submission of nominations for the posts of Teacher-Researcher : February 25, 2016 - 10 am (Paris time) at march 30, 2016 16 pm (Paris time)

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