Postdoc Researcher (ref. 05/2024) | CRAGJobs



Postdoc Researcher (ref. 05/2024)

Publication date:
8 Feb 2024
Application Deadline:
27 Feb 2024
Staff Type:
Research Staff
Research Type:
Postdoctoral researcher
Research Program: Genomics 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 Postdoc Researcher to be part of the Rosaceae Genetics and Genomics group.

The candidate will be in charge of leading a new project aimed at producing hairy root cultures in several hemp cultivars for the bioremediation of heavy metals. Primary responsibilities will be to develop a method for the in vitro generation and maintenance of hemp hairy root explants in axenic conditions and perform analysis of phytoremediation capacity of these explants of wastewater contaminated with different heavy metals, as well as measuring uptake in plant biomass. The candidate should have an in-depth knowledge of tissue culture techniques and analytical methodologies, be self-directed, and have experience leading independent research projects. Previous lab and field experience with plant cultivation is a plus, as well as familiarization with the concepts and technologies of phytoremediation.  

The tasks are included within the framework of an industry funded project, therefore opportunities for publication of research results are limited.


Educational requirements: PhD in Plant Biology, Genetics, or related field

Skills: plant tissue culture; basic molecular biology; liquid and gas chromatography.

Experience: previous post-doc or project leadership experience is required


Contract Duration: 1 year

Hours/week: part 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.

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

Deadline: 27/02/2024

Start date: March 2024

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