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Research Associate, Agroscope, Zurich, Switzerland (80-100 %)

Job advertisement Agroscope, Zurich, SwitzerlandResearch Associate – Control of plant diseases in ecological cropping systems

Fungal plant diseases in arable crops lead to severe losses in yield and quality. To reduce the application of synthetic fungicides and the emission of harmful substances in the environment, we investigate strategies for the sustainable control of fungal diseases in organic and integrated cereal and potato cropping systems.

You are responsible for the development of methods and strategies to control seed borne cereal diseases, to replace copper in organic potato production and for optimisation of our forecasting systems. You plan and coordinate laboratory and field experiments to develop efficient practice-oriented products and cropping measures reducing plant diseases. Direct control measures include physical methods and the application of botanicals or antagonists. Your tasks involve also the participation in international project teams, authoring of publications, acquirement of third party funds and the collaboration in phytopathology related expert groups.

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Position of Director-General of EPPO (European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization), Paris, France

Announcement of Position of Director-General of EPPO (EUROPEAN AND MEDITERRANEAN PLANT PROTECTION ORGANIZATION)Duties and responsibilities
The Director-General:

  • Leads the Secretariat of the Organization;

  • Develops the strategy for the Organization under the guidance of the Council and Executive Committee;

  • Develops and carries out a programme of work and associated budget which are approved annually by the Council;

  • Reports at each regular Session of the Council on the activity of the Organization;

  • Is the legal representative of the Organization in its relations with all authorities and in all current transactions;

  • Takes an active part in delivering the programme of work, including chairing the two Working Parties, Expert Panels, Expert Working Groups and occasional workshops and drafting technical documents in English;

  • Travels regularly to member countries within the EPPO region, and to represent the EPPO region in other regions and in global fora.

The Council of the Organization, which will meets this year in Paris 2018-09-25/26, appoints the Director-General for a period of 5 years. The post will fall vacant on 2019-01-01 and it is intended to fill it without delay. The Director-General is eligible for re-appointment for further periods subject to Council approval on each occasion.

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