PhD Student (Ref. 44/2021) | CRAGJobs



PhD Student (Ref. 44/2021)

Publication date:
15 Nov 2021
Application Deadline:
29 Nov 2021
Staff Type:
Research Staff
Research Type:
PhD Student
Research Program: Development 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 Brassinosteroid signaling in plant development.

The candidate will be in charge of genetic analysis of Arabidopsis and Sorghum mutants, molecular clony and functional characterization of candidate genes

The tasks are included within the framework of the project 683163-ERC-2015-CoG “IDRICA (Improving Drought Resistance In Crops and Arabidopsis)”.



Educational requirements: Biology degree or similar

Skills: Capacities for experimental design, data analysis and scientific writing. Team work. Fluency in English.

Experience: Previous experience in research laboratories, Knowledge of molecular biology procedures required.



Contract Duration: Until April 2022

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

Start date: December 2021

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