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Stefan Williner

Stefan Williner

Administration
FiBL
Ackerstrasse 113
CH-5070 Frick

Phone +41 (0)62 865-7278
Fax +41 (0)62 865-7273
stefan.williner(at)fibl.org

Vacancies

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau or FiBL) in Frick, Switzerland is one of the world’s leading centres for research and information dissemination on organic agriculture. Its greatests strengths are a highly skilled and competent multi-disciplinary research team, the rapid transfer of knowledge from research to extension, and practical application of agricultural techniques by collaborating farmers.

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Switzerland offers a junior scientist position in entomology by 1st March or later.

Junior scientist position in pest control (80% to 100%)

Tasks:

  • Development and evaluation of innovative pest control products, tools and strategies for organic and sustainable agriculture.
  • Implementation of pest control strategies in state-of-the-art organic cropping systems in horticulture, viticulture, and arable crops.
  • Close collaboration with farmers, extension officers and researchers as well as industry partners in European and national projects.
  • Support in the acquisition of national and EU research projects.
  • Publication of in peer reviewed journals and farmer-oriented media.

Requirements:

  • PhD degree in entomology or similar qualification.
  • Competences in applied pest control, field trials (GEP) and lab-scale experimental systems including invertebrate rearing.
  • Interest in organic farming and participatory research with farmers.
  • Language: German or French, and English proficient.
  • Work place in Frick, between Basel and Zürich.

Interested? We are happy to answer any queries you may have.
Dr. Lucius Tamm, Tel. +41 62 865 72 38, lucius.tamm(at)fibl.org

Please submit your application (motivation letter, CV, certificates, references) until 28 February 2015 to stefan.williner(at)fibl.org, FiBL, Stefan Williner, P. O. Box 219, CH-5070 Frick

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Switzerland offers a senior scientist position in entomology by 1st March 2015 or later.

Senior scientist position in entomology (80% to 100%)

Tasks:

  • Development of economically feasible pest control strategies with a focus on applied and practice-oriented solutions.
  • Team leader of entomologists within the department of crop science.
  • Close collaboration and excellent networking with stakeholders at all levels including farmers, advisors, researchers, national and EU authorities, policy makers, NGOs as well as industry partners.
  • Acquisition of national and EU research projects with different partners.
  • Publications of in peer reviewed journals and farmer-oriented media.

Requirements:  

  • PhD degree in entomology.
  • Competences in applied pest control with a solid background in fundamental research related to entomology and crop production.
  • Understanding of and keen interest in the development of resilient and economically feasible plant production systems as well as in biodiversity.
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals and farmer-oriented media.
  • Experience as team leader in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Language: German or French, and English proficient.
  • Work place in Frick, between Basel and Zürich.

Interested? We are happy to answer any queries you may have.
Dr. Lucius Tamm, Tel. +41 62 865 72 38, lucius.tamm(at)fibl.org

Please submit your application (motivation letter, CV, certificates, references) until 28 February 2015 to stefan.williner(at)fibl.org, FiBL, Stefan Williner, P. O. Box 219, CH-5070 Frick

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Switzerland offers a junior scientist position in plant breeding by 1st February 2015 or by agreement. The position is for a duration of minimum 2 years and can be prolonged.

Postdoc Position for Plant Breeding (80% to 100%)

Tasks:

  • Input of scientific excellence in plant breeding and variety testing for organic and sustainable agriculture.
  • Collaboration in European and international projects on breeding for diversity and mixed cropping systems in a multi-actor approach.
  • Support in the acquisition of basic and applied research projects with different partners, for different crops and traits.
  • Establishing innovative test systems for screening of large number of progenies.

Requirements:   

  • PhD degree in Plant Breeding or similar qualification.
  • Competences in field trials, molecular biology preferably marker assisted selection, plant analytics and statistics.
  • Main competences are ideally in the research field of stress tolerance and rhizosphere (plant root symbioses, plant pathology, plant nutrition).
  • Language: German or French, and English proficient.
  • Publications in International journals.
  • Interest in organic farming and participatory research with farmers.
  • Dedicated to plant breeding, highly motivated, creative and solution oriented.
  • Flexible team player willing to work in the field, the lab and across different disciplines, stakeholder groups, and cultures.

We offer:

  • Good networking with organic and conventional plant breeders, researchers, and stakeholders.
  • Excellent work conditions in a multi-disciplinary context.
  • Dynamic institute for ambitious and responsible-minded people.
  • National and international sphere of research.
  • Work place in Frick, between Basel and Zürich.

Interested? We are happy to answer any queries you may have.
Dr. Monika Messmer, Tel. +41 62 865 04 43, monika.messmer(at)fibl.org

Please submit your application (motivation letter, CV, certificates, references) until 31 January 2015 to stefan.williner(at)fibl.org, FiBL, Stefan Williner, P. O. Box 219, CH-5070 Frick