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21 positions open for the CoLAB InnovPlantProtect

 

The InnovPlantProtect CoLAB is a private non-profit association created on 24 January 2019, following the awarding of the title of Collaborative Laboratory (CoLAB) by the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT).

21 positions are opened for highly motivated professional eager to work for an institution dedicated to Mediterranean agriculture:

InnovPP001/2019
Position:
Executive Director (CEO)
Research Field: Agricultural sciences

InnovPP008/2019
Position:
Manager of the IP and Communication
Research Field: Not available

InnovPP015/2019
Position:
MSc Researcher for the Department – Protection of Specific Crops
Research Field: Biological sciences

 

InnovPP002/2019

Position: Director of Department – New Biopesticides
Research Field: Agricultural sciences

 

InnovPP009/2019
Position: Administrative Secretary
Research Field: Not available

InnovPP016/2019
Position: 
MSc Researcher for the Department – Data Management and Risk Analysis
Research Field: Computer science

InnovPP003/2019
Position: Director of the Department – Protection of Specific Crops
Research Field: Agricultural sciences

InnovPP010/2019
Position: Administrative - Treasury Accountant
Research Field: Economics

 

InnovPP017/2019
Position: MSc Researcher for the Department – Data Management and Risk Analysis
Research Field: Computer science

InnovPP004/2019
Position: Director of the Department - Data Management and Risk Analysis
Research Field: Computer science

InnovPP011/2019
Position: Laboratory Technician
Research Field: Biological sciences

 

InnovPP018/2019
Position: Researcher for the Department – New Biopesticides
Research Field: Biological sciences

 

InnovPP005/2019

Position: PhD Researcher for the Department – New Biopesticides  
Research Field: Biological sciences

InnovPP012/2019
Position: MSc Researcher for the Department – New Biopesticides
Research Field: Biological sciences

 

InnovPP019/2019
Position: Researcher for the Department – New Biopesticides
Research Field: Biological sciences

 

InnovPP006/2019
Position: PhD Researcher for the Department – Protection of Specific Crops
Research Field: Biological sciences

InnovPP013/2019
InnovPlantProtect-Associação
Position: MSc Researcher for the Department – New Biopesticides
Research Field: Biological sciences

InnovPP020/2019
Position: Researcher for the Department – Protection of Specific Crops
Research Field: Agricultural sciences

InnovPP007
Position: PhD Researcher for the Department – Data Management and Risk Analysis -
Research Field: Computer science

InnovPP014/2019
Position: MSc Researcher for the Department – Protection of Specific Crops
Research Field: Biological sciences

InnovPP021/2019
Position: Researcher for the Department – Data Management and Risk Analysis
Research Field: Computer science

​​More about the openings here


About InnovPlantProtect CoLAB 

About 40% of global crop production is lost annually due to pests and diseases. The scenario will worsen when currently used phyto-pharmaceuticals are removed from the market, according to EU plans. Changing climate is further restricting plant productivity and affecting the migration and severity of pests and diseases.

InnovPlantProtect Collaborative Laboratory (CoLAB), a private non-profit association promoted by Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, was created with the aim to tackle these challenges. The partnership between Academia and Industry will develop new and effective protection solutions for specific targets of Mediterranean interest (among cereals, fruit trees or horticultural crops) with associated Intellectual Property for licensing. The resulting and relevant knowledge about the specific targets will also be used to implement service-providing solutions and generate revenues. Risk and pesticide application models will be developed and implemented for the specific targets and methods for pest monitoring/diagnosis, including early detection and forecasting.

Innovation in a field of agronomic, economic and social impact

From a global point-of-view, the most important impact of InnovPlantProtect is the innovation in a field of enormous agronomic, economic and social impact. By combining emerging molecular, monitoring and modelling techniques with the increasing knowledge of genomics, new solutions will be designed to provide targeted protection in specific crops, reducing losses and contributing for increased yields in a frame of environmental responsibility. Additionally to the production of new bio-pesticides (pesticides of biological nature), the CoLAB will implement a competence unit for risk modelling based on collected data for pest monitoring and diagnosis, using a variety of technologies including cyber-physical systems, robotics/drones, sensors, and artificial intelligence. The CoLAB will also develop new formulations and matrices for the controlled application and delivery of biopesticides.

The CoLAB will be located at the INIAV breeding centre in Elvas, in the Portuguese region of Alentejo. The setting in Elvas will help to densify the country, revitalizing the Elvas breeding centre and strengthening links with local bodies. It will help to establish the region and Alentejo as a breeding ground for research, providing qualified jobs and helping to attract investors.

The InnovPlantProtect CoLAB is a joint effort of 4 organic Units of NOVA (ITQB NOVAFCT NOVANOVA IMS and NOVA SBE), INIAV, the Municipality of Elvas, two major multinational companies (Bayer CropScienceSyngenta Crop Protection), an SME (Fertiprado), an agro-biotech research Centre in Beja (CEBAL), 4 farmer/industrial Associations covering a wide variety of plants and the Universidade de Évora

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