The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Reina Sofía Foundation have signed a collaboration agreement to promote projects in the field of "Vanguard Biotechnology for the sustainable management of plastics" within the framework of the SusPlast Interdisciplinary Thematic Platform develop by CSIC.
The agreement focuses on attracting talent-researcher specialized in sustainable plastics management through cutting-edge biotechnological approaches, by hiring postdoctoral research staff with an outstanding track record in the scientific-technical activities of the SusPlast Platform and the provision of the necessary economic resources to carry out a research project in "Vanguard Biotechnology for the sustainable management of plastics".
The main execution center of the contract will be the Margarita Salas Center for Biological Research (Madrid), where the Polymer Biotechnology Group is based, led by Prof. Auxiliadora Prieto, coordinator of the SustPlast Platform, and being open to collaborations within the Susplast institutes that could facilitate the development of the project.
The duration of the project will be 3 years extendable to five, beginning in 2021 after the start of the research staff contract. The total amount of the project to be carried out in 3 years is €360,000 of which the Reina Sofía Foundation will contribute €60,000 annually, until a total of €180,000 is completed, with the CSIC corresponding to the concurrent selection of the research to be carried out as well as the research staff, providing the remaining 50% of the budgeted cost.
[CSIC-Fundación Reina Sofía Press Release]
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