Assistant Professor in Crop Science (call for expression of interest)

Call for expression of interest for assistant professor position in crop science

Position: assistant professor

Location: Crop Science Center , Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies), Pisa, Italy.

Effective date: dead line for applications: March, 31st 2023

The Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in view of the possible opening of one positions of Full Professor at the Crop Science Center in one of the following research areas:

A) Selection, development and application of microbial biostimulants for sustainable agriculture. Microbiome structure and functioning in soil for understanding crop productivity, soil fertility, structuring and C stocks

B) Fruit development, ripening, and quality/composition-related processes. Postharvest physiology and innovation in storage protocols of perishable horticultural products

C) Physiology and molecular biology of woody crops under abiotic stresses, biotechnology and omics approaches in woody crops, plant based solutions for smart agriculture.

invites scientists (R2- PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent), with a research background in one of the previously indicated research domains and who are expected to be active in the described research areas by carrying out independent and collaborative scientific activities, in synergy with the existing academic staff working on closeby topics, to send their expressions of interest by filling the form available as Appendix at to before March, 31st, 2023.

The area of interest (A, B, or C) must be clearly indicated in the email and the Appendix

In case of inquiries, please contact: Prof. Pietro Tonutti (Coordinator of the Crop Science Research Center)

All correspondence and expressions of interest will be kept strictly confidential. Knowledge of the Italian language is not required, but the ability to teach in English is mandatory. The Scuola guarantees equal gender opportunities in recruitment and career.
Disclaimer: this is not yet a job vacancy advertisement. Based on the expressions of interest for this position, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna will decide whether or not to open public competition in one of the three research areas by October 2023.

microbial biostimulants
microbiome system
fruit development
woody crops
Pisa (Italy)