Researcher For The Department – 4. Pests/Diseases Monitoring And Diagnostics |Collaborative...

Universities and Institutes of Portugal
December 12, 2022
Offerd Salary:€1,544
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  • Organisation/Company: InnovPlantProtect
  • Research Field: Agricultural sciences › Other Biological sciences › Biological engineering Engineering › Other Geography › Other Technology › Environmental technology
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1) Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 12/12/2022 18:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › ELVAS
  • Type Of Contract: Other
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 03/01/2023
  • Eu Research Framework Programme: H2020
  • Reference Number: Reference InnovPP0034/2022
  • Job advertisement – Reference InnovPP034/2022

    Researcher for the Department – 4. Pests/diseases Monitoring and Diagnostics of the Collaborative Laboratory “InnovPlantProtect – Association”

    We are looking for a passionate and resourceful candidate able to integrate into an ambitious organization aiming to develop innovative products and services to protect crops against pests and diseases.

    The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of remote sensing and geographic information systems preferably applied to an agricultural context, as well as a fieldwork experience. Knowledge and skills in drone image analysis is an advantage but not essential.

    Main responsibilities

    The researcher shall report directly to the Director of the Department of Pests/diseases monitoring and diagnostics and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Carry out remote sensing analysis of drone/satellite imagery using open source software;
  • Apply geo-spatial analysis to spatial datasets integrating open source GIS software with R and/or python; ensure data are quality checked and with metadata; prepare high quality digital maps;
  • Identify the relevant data sources to support the work when data are not directly available or collected from the field;
  • Participate in fieldwork to monitor pests or diseases in Mediterranean ecosystem ensuring data quality throughout the process;
  • Interact and collaborate diligently intra and inter departmentally;
  • Register, interpret and report experimental results accordingly to InPP´s established procedures.
  • Specific requirements

  • Master's degree in Environmental Science, Forestry, Agronomy, Biology, Geography, Engineering or related relevant fields;
  • Experience in and passion for Remote Sensing and GIS;
  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for fieldwork;
  • Knowledgeable of data collection protocols and standards;
  • Ability to work as a member of multidisciplinary, project-oriented teams, with demonstrated problem-solving skills and flexibility to succeed in a dynamic and changing environment;
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written.
  • InnovPlantProtect is a private non-profit association

    InnovPlantProtect aims to create innovation for the protection of crops, seeds and post-harvest products through:

  • Development of innovative technologies and knowledge creation, as well as improvement of existing technologies for crop protection;
  • Applied scientific research to create novel intellectual property developed technologies in the market, and to develop processes and products;
  • Provide technical support to public or private companies and entities, assisting them in the introduction of biotechnological strategies, methods and processes, and in the orientation and implementation of industrial research and development, directed towards the protection of crops, seeds and post-harvest products;
  • Collaboration with (inter)national public and/or private institutions, in their areas of activity.
  • Workplace

    The work location will be at the headquarters of InnovPlantProtect, situated in INIAV (Elvas), at the former National Plant Breeding Station.

    Salary and contract

    A full-time contract, starting 3 rd January, 2023 will continue until 31st December, 2023 with a trial period of one month. The contract may be renewed annually for a further two years depending on performance and further financial support. All the activities to be developed will be subject to confidentiality clauses. Gross remuneration will be €1,544 (14 months – €21,616/year) and €5,2 for daily lunch subsidy).

    Financial Support

    This contract is co-financed by the European Social Fund and Alentejo 2020, under the Operation: Highly qualified employment in companies - Hiring Highly Qualified Human Resources (PME or CoLAB).

    How to Apply

    To the care of the Chief Executive Officer of InnovPlantProtect Collaborative Lab, Professor Pedro Fevereiro (

    To apply for this position, the following documents should be sent in a single PDF document:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Motivation letter
  • Two reference contacts
  • Statement of honour that CV content is accurate.
  • (Please note that Degrees obtained in foreign countries need a Portuguese Recognition issued by a Portuguese high degree Institution, according to the Decree-Law nr. 66/2018, of August 16th and the Ministerial Order nr. 33/2019, of January 25th. The presentation of such Recognition is mandatory for contract signature. More information can be obtained in: https: // www.


    This call is open from November 18 th to December 12th, 2022, with a decision expected by December 22th.

    General rules of data protection (GDPR)

    With the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 April 2016, commonly known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in order to ensure a fair and transparent treatment of the holder of the data, InnovPlantProtect informs that by applying for this position you are authorizing InnovPlantProtect to (1) collect and process your personal data deemed necessary and relevant to this recruitment process, (2) to disclose the results of the evaluation in accordance with the legislation in force.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: InnovPlantProtect
  • Department: Department – 4. Monitoring and Diagnosing
  • Organisation Type: Other
  • Website: https: //
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: ELVAS
  • State/Province: Elvas
  • Postal Code: 7350-478
  • Street: Estrada de Gil Vaz s/n (estação de melhoramento de plantas)
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