Grant predoctoral INIA 2010

We seek candidates for the award of a grant for a doctoral thesis to be developed in the group of Monitoring of the Marine Environment and Food Safety, Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA), located in Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Tarragona. The scholarship (2 years of scholarship + 2 years of contract) is funded by the Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA) associated with the research project:

“Importance of las toxinas marinas en los productos de la pesca y la acuicultura en Cataluña: evaluación del riesgo y propuestas para su gestión” (Ref.: RTA2009-00127-00-00).

The thesis has a multidisciplinary character and shall comprise among others the following topics:

– Analysis of toxins to marine by means of techniques of analysis chemical instrumental, basically chromatographical techniques and espectromètriques, with application to the areas of food safety and environmental.
– Application of cell cultures irons in the evaluation of toxicity and/or bioactivity of the compounds of origin fitoplanctònic.
– Cultivation of microalgae producers of bioactive substances in the laboratory under controlled conditions.
– Modeling multiparamètric of environmental data, phytoplankton and toxins.
– Risk analysis.


– Graduates in Experimental Sciences: Chemistry, Biochemistry, CC. Of the Sea, Bioengineering, Biology, etc.
– Interest in the research.
– Good academic record.

Group: Monitoring of the Marine Environment and Food Safety.
IRTA (Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology,
Ctra. Poble Nou, km. 5,5
43540 Sant Carles de la Ràpita (Tarragona, Spain)

Interested send CV, introduction letter and academic transcript with the calculation of the average grade in Pablo de la Iglesia (
The term of presentation of requests to the INIA: 9 to 23 march 2010 (inclusive)
More information of the call to the B. O. E. Nº 33 on Saturday 6 February 2010. Dry. III. P. 11150-11182.