Postdoc Researcher (Ref. 32/2019)
Barcelona, Spanien
hace 8 horas

Job description

The Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics 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.

CRAG is seeking to incorporate highly talented and motivated postdoctoral scientists that are interested in modern, multidisciplinary plant sciences, encompassing experimental, bioinformatic and theoretical approaches.

Currently, we are inviting applications for 1 postdoctoral position within our CRAG Severo Ochoa Internationalization Postdoctoral Program, to start early 2019.

Interested candidates are required to discuss the proposal with the principal investigator at CRAG before submitting the application.

For this Call, applications are accepted for the following CRAG Research Group :

  • miRNA-TF mediated host cell reprogramming upon pathogen pressure - Ignacio Rubio-Somoza (ignacio.rubio
  • Candidates with a high-quality research trajectory and a competitive publication track record are encouraged to apply.

    If interested in applying, please carefully read the Application requirements and procedure :

    Application Requirements and Procedure


  • Applicants must hold a doctorate degree before the start of the postdoctoral contract, but not necessarily when applying.
  • Applicants must possess a high-quality research trajectory and a competitive publication track record.
  • Candidates are eligible for a period of three (3) years following successful completion of their PhD at the date of the call deadline.
  • Extensions to the 3-year rule are allowed for applicants whose academic career has been interrupted for maternity (or paternity) leave or other special circumstances such as mandatory military service or illness.

    These circumstances will be indicated in the Motivation Letter and must be documented. Extensions will be of one year per birth in case of maternity (or paternity) leave.

    The extension in the case of illness or mandatory military service will depend on its duration.

  • Candidates who have previously done research at CRAG, at any stage of their career, will not be eligible.
  • In addition, applicants must ensure the submission of at least two reference letters from scientists with whom the applicant has studied or worked, including their PhD supervisor.

    Letters should be sent directly by the referees to PostdocProgram, and should also be received by the application deadline, 14th December 2018.

    Only letters with official letterhead and signature will be accepted. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that referees submit these letters.

    Applications without reference letters will not be considered.

    Applicants must submit information in English (CV, Motivation Letter, and Research Proposal). If the PhD certificate is not in English, Catalan or Spanish, applicants must also attach a translation in one of these languages.

    Applicants must upload all the required documents as PDF files of less than 10MB .

    We offer :

    We offer excellent facilities to perform cutting-edge research, and an enhanced training and support program. Contract duration : 2 year

    Hours / week : 37.5h / week

    Submission of applications :

    Interested candidates, please submit (all the documents are mandatory for the application) :

  • Curriculum vitae , including academic information, positions held, list of publications, fellowships, research awards and other relevant merits.
  • A Motivation Letter , including a summary of work experience and a statement of research interests and career goals (2 pages maximum).
  • Research Proposal (maximum of 4 pages, including references, indicating the Research Group in which it would be developed and the Research Group that will host the secondment).
  • Candidates are required to discuss the proposal with their prospective Group Leader at CRAG before submitting the application.

    The prospective Group Leader will be requested by CRAG to submit a statement of acceptance of the candidate.

  • Copy of PhD certificate or official notification of the award. If the applicant does not have the doctorate degree at the time of the application, she / he must provide an official academic record of the studies completed (degree or MSc) and a letter of commitment stating that she / he will have obtained the PhD by the expected incorporation date.
  • Copy of passport (international applicants only).
  • Please submit all the application through CRAG website : http : / / / 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.

    Deadline : 14th December 2018

    Start date : Early 2019

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