PhD Student (Ref 44/2019) | CRAGJobs



PhD Student (Ref 44/2019)

Publication date:
2 Sep 2019
Application Deadline:
17 Sep 2019
Staff Type:
Research Staff
Research Type:
PhD Student
Research Program: Metabolism 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: Isoprenoid metabolism in tomato: Involvement in development and stress response.


The candidate will be in charge of characterization of tomato mutants with impaired conjugated sterol biosynthesis.


The tasks are included within the framework of the project AGL2017-88842-R, “The role of glycosylated sterols in the tomato stress response. Molecular bases and agronomical applications”.



Educational requirements: PhD student

Skills: Good knowledge of plant biochemistry, including GC-MS analysis of free and conjugated sterols, and plant molecular biology techniques and tools.

Experience: Strong background in the study of conjugated sterol biosynthesis in tomato plants.



Contract Duration: 2 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.

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: 17/09/2019

Start date: October 1st 2019

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