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  1. BEN GAL ALON e-mail Team: Aviva Peeters, Yafit Cohen
    Spatial statistics and algorithms for precision irrigation in orchards
    Innovative multi-disciplinary research on precision agriculture, specifically in the development of decision support systems for irrigation of orchards. Work with large research team and large database. Spatial consideration of irrigation management zones
    Education requirements
    PhD in agriculture, statistics, or related fields
    Scientific experience
    Spatial and statistical analysis and modeling in GIS environment Programming skills in GIS environment
    Spatial and statistical analysis and modeling in GIS environment Programming skills in GIS environment
  2. BEN GAL ALON e-mail Team: Dr Arnon Dag, (Gilat, ARO), Dr Amnon Bustan (Southern Agricultural Research and Development), Dr Jhonathon Ephrat (Ben Gurion University)
    Response of perennial crop roots to conditions of salinity
    Mechanisms for salt tolerance and/or sensitivity appear to mainly occur at and in young roots. The candidate will join a team of soil and plant scientists investigating response of olive and jojoba to irrigation induced salinity. The investigation will de
    Education requirements
    Ph. D. in plant sciences / soil sciences / agronomy
    Scientific experience
    Experience in plant physiology and/or plant stress biology advantageous
    Fluent English;experience in molecular and physiological plant biological methods;previous work with roots would be an advantage
  3. BEN GAL ALON e-mail Team: Hagai Yasour (Plant Sciences, Gilat), Uri Yermiyahu (Plant Nutrition and Soil Chemistry (Gilat)
    Investigating compensated uptake by roots exposed to heterogeneous conditions
    Plants often face heterogeneity in their root zone environment, with some roots exposed to conditions expected to cause stress and reduce uptake of water and nutrients. We will examine root activity as a function of differential possible stress casing con
    Education requirements
    PhD in soil or plant sciences.
    Scientific experience
    At least basic soil and crop sciences. The project bridges soil science and plant physiology and could benefit from expertise in either.
    Experimental set up and operation. Data manipulation and processing. English scientific writing. Soil water movement and solute transport and/or crop growth and response modeling would be advantageous. Ability to work independently and in groups. The
  4. BEN GAL ALON e-mail Team: Yafit Cohen, Arnon Dag
    Using sensors for precision irrigation scheduling
    Use of proximal soil and plant sensors for monitoring crop water status and for irrigation scheduling decision making. Integrated soil-plant-weather conditions monitoring and algorithms for irrigation scheduling. Determining and evaluating crop water stre
    Education requirements
    PhD in soil science, agronomy, horticulture, agrometeorology or related.
    Scientific experience
    At least basic soil and crop sciences. Interest in water management in agriculture.
    Experimental set up and operation. Data manipulation and processing. English scientific writing. Ability to work independently and in groups. The position is at the Gilat Research Center, The ARO’s southern campus. The successful candidate will be encou
  5. DAG ARNON e-mail Team: Dr. Uri Yermiyhu; Dr. Alon Ben-Gal
    Pomegranate tree's response for macronutrients availability
    In this project we are following the response of pomegranate trees In innovative, fully controlled system to irrigation with different level of macronutrients. We will have a multidisciplinary approach in which we will follow tree’s physiological response, productivity, fruit yield and quality. This comprehensive approach will allow us to optimize the fertilization regime while minimizing costs, and environmental hazards and maximizing productivity and product quality.
    Education requirements
    Ph. D. in Plant sciences, Soil sciences, Agronomy
    Scientific experience
    Working in fruit trees physiology/ plant nutrition
    Fluent English, Experience in physiological measurements and / or soil chemistry
  6. KLIPCAN LIRON e-mail Team: Liron Klipcan
    Rational agrochemical design
    Plants contain an extraordinary variety of modified or non-protein amino acids (NPAAs), and up to date more than 500 have been isolated. Recently a natural derivative of phenylalanine called L- meta-tyrosine (m-Tyr) was proposed as a new potential herbicide. We have recently demonstrated that several synthetic m-Tyr derivatives are highly effective in inhibiting seed germination and plant development, thus expending the repertoire of available chemicals that can be used as herbicidal agents. Our main goal is to develop a novel high-throughput approach for herbicides discovery based on amino acids analogues.
    Education requirements
    PhD in Chemistry or Biology
    Scientific experience
    Clonning, Molecular Modeling, Protein Purification.
    Competency in the use of laboratory equipment and methods used in the molecular biosciences. Ability to formulate hypotheses, design and undertake experiments
  7. Sperling Or e-mail Team: Omer Crane
    Timing winter sprays in deciduous orchards for quality early yields by innovative physiological indicators
    Timing harvest in deciduous tree crops is key to their profitability. Cultivation in warmer semi-arid environments could enable early dormancy break and fruit-set. Winter sprays are the effective way to end dormancy and enhance reproduction but its timing
    Education requirements
    Ph.D. in agronomy, ecology, or earth sciences
    Scientific experience
    Analytical methods in lab and field
    Farming orientation, publication authorships, statistical programming, computer modelling
  8. YASUOR HAGAI e-mail Team: Dr. Hagai Yasuor
    Jasmonic acid (JA) signaling pathway in secondary metabolites biosynthesis in Solanaceae.
    The research will elucidate the role of the plant hormone jasmonic acid signaling in secondary metabolism in plants. To address these goals we will use the following methodologies: transcriptomic analysis using RNASeq and other molecular and genomic approaches, genome editing methods (Crisper CAS9), analytical methods for purification and quantification of plant hormone and their metabolites. The above will conducted during different developmental stages and under diverse environmental condition in both WT and mutant plants.
    Education requirements
    Ph.D. degree in life sciences, biology with specialization in one or more of the following fields: Plant Physiology, Genetics, or Biochemistry.
    Scientific experience
    Molecular biology, cloning and transformation, Crisper CAS9 gene editing, analytical such as LCMS/GCMS and microscopic usage experiences
    Ability to develop and adapt interdisciplinary scientific research approaches. Good team work, good English writing and speaking.
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