The Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) is looking for a lab technician to be part of the group led by Blanca San Segundo working on the Plant Responses to Stress Programme.
CRAG is an independent research institution engaged in leading-edge basic and applied plant and farm animal sciences. CRAG is established as a Consortium of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA), Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), and University of Barcelona (UB). The Center is located at the UAB Campus, and currently hosts 200 members from across the world.
Research Programs at CRAG (from basic science to applied research using plant experimental model systems, crops and farm animals) make extensive use of genomic technologies and large sets of genetic and genomic data (https://biennialreport2016-2017.cragenomica.es/).
The candidate will be in charge of growing rice (hydroponic cultures, soil-grown plants, greenhouse and plant growth chamber conditions), conducting analysis of gene expression (quantitative RT-PCR), and DNA/RNA extractions from rice tissues. Phenotyping of rice plants grown under salt stress conditions. These tasks are included within the framework of the project entitled “New commercial European Rice harbouring salt tolerance alleles to protect the rice sector against climate change and Apple snail invasion (NEURICE; Ref: 678168-2) funded by the European Commission (Horizon 2010). The aim of the project is to identify determinants and adaptive mechanisms to salinity stress in rice.
Educational Requirements: The candidate must hold a degree in Genetics or Biology
Required Skills: The candidate should be familiarized with rice culture systems. Expertise in techniques in the field of plant molecular biology and genetics.
Contract duration: 1 year
Hours/week: Full time
Submission of applications:
Interested candidates, please submit (all the documents are mandatory for the application):
• Letter of motivation describing detailing experience.
• At least 3 references (including email address and phone number)
Please submit all the application through CRAG website: http://www.cragenomica.es/jobs
CRAG is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission. All candidates will be considered qualified for the job without restrictions of gender, race, nationality or disability.
Start date: 1/03/2019