The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) is a prestigious funding scheme by the European Commission to finance postdoctoral research projects. IBLA is looking for promising postdoctoral candidates that are interested in jointly applying for this prestigious individual MSCA fellowship. IBLA is a competence centre in the field of research and agricultural extension services for organic agriculture and viticulture in Luxembourg. The young research community of Luxembourg has grown considerably over the past 10 years, as a result of a strong commitment from their government to invest in research and development.
The candidate needs to hold a PhD in agricultural or environmental sciences, sustainable environmental management or related fields. PhD students finishing their thesis before September 2019 or postdoctoral fellows looking for new opportunities in a state-of-the-art research facility in Luxembourg can apply. Researchers from any country of origin are eligible and there is no age limit.
Potential topics include organic agriculture, crop rotation, water and environment protection. sustainable agricultural techniques, viticulture, and sustainable food systems.
The deadline for the Expression of Interest is 27 May to allow enough time to develop an exciting research project together with IBLA. An application to the MSCA scheme would entail that the candidate writes a research proposal together with the Luxembourg host institute. The deadline for the submission of the final proposal is September 2019, the project would start around mid-2020. The fellowship includes a salary, travel and training costs as well as a family allowance if applicable.
Any interested candidates contact Charles Betz from the Luxembourg National Contact Point directly, who will connect you with the principal investigator. The Luxembourg national contact point for Horizon 2020 will support the proposal writing free of charge through trainings and writing support if needed.