Lab technician (Ref. 6/2021) | CRAGJobs



Lab technician (Ref. 6/2021)

Publication date:
19 Feb 2021
Application Deadline:
7 Mar 2021
Staff Type:
Research Support Staff
Support Type:
General research support

Job description


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 (



We are looking for a technician/lab manager to be incorporated in the team “Signaling responses to elevated ambient temperature and selection of potato cultivars resilient to combined environmental stresses”.  He/she will give support to the group in the organization of the lab, maintaining its tissue-culture collection of potato lines, and a repository of Arabidopsis seeds. Selected fellows will be trained in the genotyping of mutant lines, the analyses of gene expression, and a number of basic molecular biology methodologies.

The team has recently moved from the CNB in Madrid to the CRAG. As such, the job will offer the hired candidate the occasion of actively participate in the design of tools for managing the reagents and equipment of the lab.

The tasks are included within the framework of the project ADAPT, aimed to the study of potato tuber formation under combined heat and drought stresses.

2020-SFS-RIA-862858, “Accelerated development of multiple-stress tolerant potato”



Educational requirements: FPII degree or equivalent

Skills: The candidate will give support to all lab members and will be in charge of the preparation and maintenance of stocks. Skills in basic techniques proper of a molecular biology lab are welcome.

Experience:  Previous experience in potato propagation and plant regeneration will be positively assessed.



Contract Duration: 1 year, possibility of extension.

Hours/week: Full-time



Please submit all the application through CRAG website:

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.

Interested candidates must submit the following documents:

 -              Curriculum vitae

-              A motivation letter, including a brief summary of work experience (1 pages maximum).

 Deadline: 7th March 2021

Start date: March 2021

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