Selection procedure for the awarding of 1 fixed-time research assistant contract/s for collaboration at research activity in the academic discipline AGR/13 (Agricultural chemistry) at the Competence Center “Plant health” (Supervisor Prof./Dr. Mimmo Tanja).

IN VIEW OF the Statute of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano;

IN VIEW OF the law 30th December 2010, no. 240, stating “Provisions concerning the organization of universities, academic personnel and recruitment, as well as the delegation of the Government for providing incentives for the quality and efficiency of the university system”, and in particular its art. 22 concerning the awarding of research assistant contracts for the performance of research activity;

IN VIEW OF the Ministerial Decree 9th March 2011, no. 102, determining the gross minimum amount of the research assistant contract advertised according to Art. 22 of the law 30th December 2010, no. 240;

IN VIEW OF the Regulation of the research assistant contracts according to Art. 22 of the law 240/2010, in force;

IN VIEW OF the Regulation concerning the remuneration of researcher and holder of research assistant contracts, in force;

IN VIEW OF the resolution of the Competence Center “Plant health” no. 4/2023 of 06-02-2023 (meeting of 06-02-2023), requesting the awarding of 1 fixed-time research assistant contract/s for collaboration at research activity in the academic discipline AGR/13 (Agricultural chemistry); VERIFIED that the financial coverage is given;

Competence Center “Plant health”Number of places: 1 PIS: E026984 CUP: I53C22000960006 Supervisor Prof./Dr.: Mimmo Tanja Academic discipline: AGR/13 (Agricultural chemistry) Academic recruitment field: 07/E1 (Agricultural chemistry, agricultural genetics and pedology) Title of research project: Healthy Municipal Soils (HuMUS)

Description of the research activity: The Horizon Europe project HuMUS aims to facilitate the deployment of the Soil Mission across regions and municipalities, through: (i) the creation and experimentation of spaces for social dialogue on soil health among public and private actors in Europe; (ii) the promotion of a shared understanding and co-assessment exercises of soil challenges (biophysical and socio-economic dimensions); (iii) the enhancement of knowledge sharing among municipalities and regions.

The specific activities will focus on: -gathering desk analyses and preparatory initiatives to support the citizen and stakeholder dialogues -compiling information on soil health assessment methods that are commonly used by landusers/managers in the regions involved in the project and analyse their adaptation to local soil characteristics and/or specific land-uses and links to specific ecosystem services -support for the training material for Soil Stewards Additional research activities in the context of other research projects on similar topics may be defined in due course with the mutual agreement between research assistant and supervisor.

If the supervision of this activity taking place within another project is done in detail by a different professor/researcher, the main supervisor has to explicitly countersign the part of the report regarding the activity on additional research projects.

Place of work: Bolzano – Bozen The gross annual remuneration: 30.492,70 € Duration of the contract: 12 months – Renewable for the following number of times, each for 12 months, provided that the performed activity received a positive evaluation and the necessary funds are available: 1 timeExpected start of contract (dd-mm-yyyy): to be defined

Minimum curricular requirements necessary in order to carry out the research with details of the scientific and professional profile required for the research activity: Master (MSc or MA) (or final degree following the study conditions valid before the M.D. 509/99) or equivalent foreign study title in the following or a neighboring field: Agricultural Sciences or Agricultural Biotechnologies Research methods and capabilities/abilities:

Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative research methods as documented in the curriculum vitae (e.g. education, certificates, reports and publications, participation to projects). Research methods and capabilities/abilities: Competences in the following field: Methods of soil analysis Research and work experience: Research experience in the following area as documented in the curriculum vitae by publications, working papers, project management and participation in international conferences: Agricultural Chemistry

Preferential title: PhD or equivalent foreign study title in the following or a neighboring field: Agricultural Sciences

Application deadline is: 22.09.202

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