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 (https://biennialreport2016-2017.cragenomica.es/).
The Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) is looking for a PhD Student to be part of the group of Plant and Animal Genomics.
The candidate will be in charge of processing foecal samples for RNA-Seq analysis, DNA extraction from pig muscle samples, real-time qPCR analysis of gene expression and genotyping of SNPs using multiplex systems.
The tasks are included within the framework of the project AGL2017-82641-R with title: “Functional genomics, systems biology, and microbiomics applied to the identification of genetic regulators of growth, fatness, and meat quality traits in pigs”.
Educational requirements: Graduate or postgraduate student in life sciences
Skills: Knowledge of molecular biology and genetic techniques. Knowledge in basic bioinformatics data management and analysis would be an advantage.
Experience: Previous research in a molecular genetics laboratory
Contract Duration: 6 months
Hours/week: Full time
Please submit all the application through CRAG website: http://www.cragenomica.es/jobs
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).
- 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: 01/12/2019