PhD Student (Ref.11/2018) | CRAGJobs

PhD Student (Ref.11/2018)

Publication date:
7 Mar 2018
Application Deadline:
22 Mar 2018
Staff Type:
Research Staff
Research Type:
PhD Student
Research Program: Genomics 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 Animal genomics.

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 (


The tasks are included within the framework at the project AGL2017-82641-R and include RNA extractions, processing foecal samples for metagenome analysis and DNA extraction in pig samples.


Educational Requirements:

Graduate or postgraduate student in life sciences


Required Skills:

Knowledge of molecular biology and genetic techniques and previous research experience in a laboratory. Knowledge in basic bioinformatics data management and analysis would be an advantage.

We offer:

Contract duration: 2 months

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: 22th March 2018

Start date: 1st April

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