Post doctorate for Grant Application - FONDECYT Postdoctoral 2019

Post doctorate for Grant Application - FONDECYT Postdoctoral 2019

Desde 20 Septiembre 09:00 hasta 20 Septiembre 18:00 Guardar en agenda

En Facultad de Agronomía e Ingeniería Forestal Camino Privado Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Macul, Región Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile, Chile


Post doctorate for Grant Application

Candidate: We are looking for highly motivated and talented agricultural scientist, biologist, environmental economist, engineer or any related area, interested in applying for Postdoctoral Research Associate Grant (FONDECYT Postdoctoral 2019,, opening in July 2018. The competition is addressed to researchers who have obtained his/her doctorate as of January 1, 2015 or later.

Those interested should have ability to work under multicultural setting and ability to form part of an interdisciplinary team. Intermediate or advanced knowledge of the Spanish Language will be desirable, but not essential. The candidate will be expected to write peer reviewed journal articles, present at meetings, participate in proposal writing and carry on fieldwork activities.

Grant: The grant will cover salary for approximately USD30,400 /year (amount for 2017 call), travel and/or operational expenses for USD6,700, and health insurance USD670 /year. It also consider funding to settle in Chile for scientists residing abroad at the time the call results are communicated, of around USD4,400 for only one time.

Proposal sponsor: a local Researcher at our University, who also commit budget to fund the project, must sponsor the proposal.

Interested applicants should send to a) Copy of the Doctoral Degree; b) CV, c) Cover letter

Questions and applications should be directed to Ximena Alvarez (Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.) by July 6th, 2018

The following Research Lines are looking for a PostDoc for Grant Application:

Sustainable Food Production

  • Water isotopes partitioning in the system soil-plant-atmosphere of a rain-fed vineyard Dr. Pilar Gil and Dr. Luca Mao

  • Effect of new irrigation technologies and techniques for reducing water consumption in vineyards Dr. Pilar Gil

  • Plant adaptation to water and heat stress in the urban environment Dr. Ursula Steinfort

  • Whole-plant physiology and water relations responses to deficit irrigation in grapevines Dr. Alonso Pérez

  • Physiological responses of deciduous fruit trees under protected cultivation in Mediterranean environments. Dr. Marlene Ayala

  • Evaluation of the use of ozone application by subsurface irrigation in soil oxygenation, biomass and soil microbiology in vegetable production systems. Dr. Pilar Gil

  • Effects of Erysiphe necator on quality of organic grapes (Vitis vinifera) and wines Dr. Héctor Valdés and Dr. Natalia Brossard

  • Interrelation between fruit mineral content (N, Ca, Mg, K) and physiological disorders Dr. Claudia Bonomelli

  • Seeking for Tospovirus diversity in ornamental crops in Chile Dr. Marlene Rosales

  • Reproductive biology of mealybugs and use of pheromones for its management in fruit trees. Dr. Tania Zaviezo

  • Effects of landscape heterogeneity on the ecosystem services for agriculture (biological control). Dr. Tania Zaviezo

  • Study of fatty acids in sweet cherry cuticle and its relationship with orange peel disorder. Dr. Juan Pablo Zoffoli

  • Elucidation of a bitter taste that affects quality of sweet cherry at maturation and storage. Dr. Juan Pablo Zoffoli

  • Development of an automatic monitoring system for dairy cows as a health and a heat stress diagnostic tool. Dr. Daniel Enriquez

  • Evaluation of the use of agricultural byproducts as potential alternatives to reduce enteric methane emissions. Dr. Daniel Enriquez

  • Assessment of ecosystem services trade-offs and synergies from different fruit farming systems in Chile and Brazil Dr. Eduardo Arellano

  • Restoring Nothofagus forests on degraded land in Patagonia: The application of the forest reclamation approach. Dr. Eduardo Arellano

  • Ecological and applied functions of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) sapogenins, as modulators of insect pest populations. Dr. Rodrigo Chorbadjian

  • Taxonomy and distribution patterns of Chilean Lepidoptera (Noctuidae /Gelechiidae) associated with agronomic crops. Dr. Rodrigo Chorbadjian

  • Role of monoamine-derivatives as novel crop protection tools to regulate insect reproductive functions Dr. Rodrigo Chorbadjian

Biotechnology and plant breeding

  • Photoperiod genes and their possible role in the flowering response of quinoa under contrasting daylenghts Dr. Ursula Steinfort

  • Genomic adaptation of penguins associated to climate change Dr. Juliana Vianna

  • Phylogeography of vertebrates species across the Patagonia using ddRAD Dr. Juliana Vianna

  • Effects of genetic diversity in the establishment and success of parasitoids Dr. Tania Zaviezo

  • Understanding the molecular mechanism between chilling and heat requirement in sweet cherry: genotype x environment interactions Dr. Marlene Ayala

  • Evaluation of resistance to soilborne pathogens in a raspberry breeding program Dr. Marina Gambardella

  • Characterization of the resistance to Phytophtora rubi in a raspberry segregant population Dr. Marina Gambardella

  • Use of marker-assisted selection for genetic improvements of grain quality and yields of durum wheat Dr. Andrés Schwember

  • Auxin-cytokinin crosstalk in abiotic stress resistance Dr. José O´Brien

  • Auxin signalling in salt stress responses Dr. José O´Brien

  • Transcriptional regulation of root development under abiotic stress Dr. José O´Brien

  • Physiological and molecular response mechanisms to exogenous plant growth regulators in table grapes Dr. Alonso Pérez

Natural Resources Management and Global Change

  • Valuation of cooling potential of green roofs for mitigating Urban Heat Island in dry and semi-arid climates. Dra. Sonia Reyes

  • Valuation of cultural ecosystem services provided by urban green spaces in differentiated socio-economic contexts. Dra. Sonia Reyes

  • Effects of landscape heterogeneity on the ecosystem services for agriculture (biological control). Dr. Tania Zaviezo

  • Model crop growth, water use and yield with respect to downscaled climate models and remote sensing data Dr. Francisco Meza

  • Evaluating crop adaptability to water stress and CO2 enriched environments with a high resolution lysimeter Dr. Francisco Meza

  • Integration of crop and hydrological models to improve water resources management and promote resilient agriculture Dr. Francisco Meza

  • Study of the socioeconomic dimension of forest fires including impacts on natural ecosystems and ecosystem services; modeling of the socio-economic drivers of fire; and causal analysis of environmentally-relevant policies on fire behavior and other fire-related socioeconomic outcomes. Dr. Rodrigo Arriagada

  • Ecological restoration after a wildfire: decision models to prioritize restoration areas and operations Dr. Horacio Gilabert

  • Fuel management to prevent wildfires at the wildland-urban interface: Spatial Optimization as a decision tool Dr. Horacio Gilabert

  • Statistical description of wildfires in Chile, distribution, spatial patterns and extreme events Dr. Horacio Gilabert

  • Modeling Mediterranean landscape dynamics from complexity theory and spatial-time remote sensing Dr. Marcelo Miranda

  • Economics of water management and climate change, hydro economic modelling, collective action and regulation Dr. Oscar Melo

  • Assessment of ecosystem services trade-offs and synergies from different fruit farming systems in Chile and Brazil Dr. Eduardo Arellano

  • Restoring Nothofagus forests on degraded land in Patagonia: The application of the forest reclamation approach  Dr. Eduardo Arellano

  • Organic waste management for soil improvement in highly degraded systems Dr. Rosanna Ginocchio

  • Effect of agricultural management on soil metal levels and bioavailability and thus on orchad productivity Dr. Rosanna Ginocchio

  • Sustainability and the Water Energy Food Environment Nexus: case studies in Peru and Bolivia Dr. Oscar Melo

Food safety and quality

  • Development of new starter cultures for fermented drinks. Dr. Liliana Godoy

  • Carbon footprint and malolactic fermentation: Microbiological approach Dr. Edmundo Bordeu, Dr. Natalia Brossard, Dr. Liliana Godoy

  • Effect of Food Policy on Food Demand and Diet: Empirical Analysis Dr. Grace Melo

  • Consumers and Producers´ attitudes towards Products with Denomination of Origin: Impact Evaluation Analysis Dr. Grace Melo

  • Nudging Consumers to Choose Healthier Food Choices: Experimental Analysis Dr. Grace Melo

  • Identification of functional ingredients derived from legumes as sources of healthy food for the future Dr. Andrés Schwember

  • Bioactive peptides in dairy products Dr. Rodrigo Ibañez


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