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://www.cragenomica.es/sites/default/files/2022-07/crag-summary-2020... ).
The Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) is looking for a Postdoc Researcher to be part of the group Floral induction and development.
The candidate will will perform a comprehensive evolutionary approach for RAVs function along the green tree of life, including flowering and non-flowering plants.
The tasks are included within the framework of the project Evolution of RAV genes function in RESponses to abiotic stress In fLowerIng and non-flowEring plaNTS (RAV-RESILIENTS)
Reference project PID2021-127095NB-I00 of the research project funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 and by ERDF A way for Europe
Educational requirements: PhD in Molecular Biology
Skills: Deep knowledge of plant molecular biology. Experience with CRISPR-Cas9 technique in Arabidopsis and mosses. Capable to handle different plant species, including non-model plants. Characterization, isolation, phylogenetic and phenotypic studies of RAV genes along evolution. Project leading capacities. Fluent in English. Good oral and written scientific communication in English.
Experience: At least 3-year postdoctoral experience in plant molecular biology, preferable in evo-devo.
Contract Duration: until 30/09/2024 extendable
Hours/week: full time
Please submit all the application through CRAG website: https://recruitment.cragenomica.es/
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
- PhD Certificate or official notification of the award
- A motivation letter, including a brief summary of work experience and a statement of research interests and career goals (2 pages maximum), including references
Start date: December 2023