PhD Student (Ref. 24/2019) | CRAGJobs



PhD Student (Ref. 24/2019)

Publication date:
10 May 2019
Application Deadline:
15 Jun 2019
Staff Type:
Research Staff
Research Type:
PhD Student
Research Program: Development Research Group:

Job description

The Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) is looking for a PhD Student to be part of the group working on Brassinosteroid signaling in plant growth and adaptation to stress.

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 (

CRAG has a PhD Program for international students interested in the areas of plant biology and biotechnology, and plant and farm animal genomics and genetics (


Molecular analysis of drought stress signaling in Arabidopsis and Crops (Genome editing, genetics, CSLM, Microscopy and basic Biochemistry and Genomics). The tasks are included within the framework at the IDRICA project “European Research Council, ERC Consolidator Grant recently awarded to the IP of the lab.

Laboratory: Dra. Ana Caño-Delgado


Educational Requirements:

-  MSc degree in Genetics, Biotechnology or similar


- Demonstrated experience in Plant Molecular Biology.

Additional Specifications:

- Good and positive attitude.

- Proactivity in solving practical problems.

Required Skills:

- Organizational skills.

- Fluency in written and spoken English - it is a must to be able to communicate fluently in English with non-Spanish/Catalan speakers in the lab.

We offer:

Contract duration: 2 years

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.

•             CV.

•             Academic record.

•             References (including email address and phone number) (optional)

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.

Deadline: 15/06/2019

Start date: 1/09/2019

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