Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU)

AGBS - Postdoc in Bioformulations

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AgroBioSciences Program (AgBS)

College of Sustainable Agriculture & Environmental Sciences (CSAES)

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

Host institution: 

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution dedicated to research and innovation in Africa and aims to position itself among world-renowned universities in its fields. The University is engaged in economic and human development and puts research and innovation at the forefront of African development. A mechanism that enables it to consolidate Morocco's frontline position in these fields, in a unique partnership-based approach and boosting skills training relevant for the future of Africa. Located in the municipality of Benguerir, in the very heart of the Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aspires to leave its mark nationally, continentally, and globally.

Host program:

College of sustainable agriculture and environmental sciences, AgroBiosciences Program.

Job description:

We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified post-doctoral researcher to join our research group for an exciting project on biopesticide formulation as sustainable tools for the control of insect pests of some major crops. The selected candidate is expected to:

  • Design and develop versatile biopesticide formulations using some effective natural products and bioresources, including entomopathogenic microorganisms, essential oils, and plant extracts.

  • Characterize the physicochemical properties of the developed formulations and their potential impact on pathogenicity, compatibility, and stability of the active ingredients.

  • Design and implement laboratory, greenhouse and field experiments to evaluate the activity of the developed biopesticides.

  • Assist with rearing and maintenance of insects and plants;

  • Supervision of graduate and postgraduate research projects;

  • Co and lead-authorship of project reports, patents, presentations and published papers;

Selection criteria:

The position is open for candidates holding a PhD relating to crop protection, complete in the past five years. Experience in formulation technology and chemical characterization techniques, as well as a strong publication record are considered as advantages.

Application documents:

  • Covering letter

  • A detailed CV including the list of publications;

  • A synthetic description of research background, relevant research projects and activities, key publications and achievements, and future research interests;

  • Contact detailed for two reference persons;

  • Other documents that the candidate considers important for the recruitment process.

Selection process: 

The applications will be reviewed by a scientific committee. Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview.

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AGBS - Postdoc in Bioformulations
617, Al Jawharah, Khobar, Dhahran Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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