PhD Student (Ref. 30/2023) | CRAGJobs



PhD Student (Ref. 30/2023)

Publication date:
2 Jun 2023
Application Deadline:
16 Jun 2023
Staff Type:
Research Staff
Research Type:
PhD Student
Research Program: Genomics Research Group:

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



The Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) is looking for a PhD Student to be part of the group of Animal Genomics.

The candidate will be in charge of the application of several molecular biology techniques in animal samples, including RNA extractions, quantification and quality check of RNA, synthesis of cDNA and real-time qPCR analysis of gene expression.

The tasks are included within the framework of the project “Molecular physiology of energy metabolism in pigs: genetic bases for the selection of production efficiency and meat quality” with reference PID2020-112677RB-C22Proyecto Referencia del proyecto de investigación financiado por MCIN/ AEI /10.13039/501100011033



Educational requirements: Graduate student in life sciences

Skills: Knowledge of basic molecular biology and genetic techniques. Knowledge in animal science will be an advantage.

Experience: Previous research experience in a laboratory of molecular biology.



Contract Duration: 3 months

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.

Integration policy: reserve the place in a first turn for disabled staff.

Interested candidates must submit the following documents:

-              Curriculum vitae

-              A motivation letter, including a brief summary of work experience and a statement of research interests and career goals (2 pages maximum).

-              Student’s certified Academic Record, including a detailed record of study / transcript (a list of attended courses and corresponding grades)

-              Any additional files considered relevant to the application, but please only provide documents that are important to support it two reference letters from university lecturers or scientists with whom the applicant has studied or worked

Deadline: 16/06/2023

Start date: July 2023

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