OPEN POSITION: Postdoctoral Researcher in
Pathogen-triggered programmed cell death in plants
The lab of Núria Sánchez Coll is looking for a postdoctoral researcher. We are located at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) in Barcelona, Spain. The aim of this project is to understand the molecular and cellular regulation of pathogen-triggered cell death in plants building on previous research of the team (PMIDs: 28157265, 27865098, 24786830, 21097903). For more info see http://www.ub.edu/bactplantdiseases/
The position involves research using genetics, cell and molecular biology as well as biochemistry to unravel the molecular and cellular processes regulating pathogen-triggered programmed cell death in plants. Solid experience in Arabidopsis genetics, cell and molecular biology is required. Biochemistry experience will be valued.
The position is full-time employment for an initial period of one and a half year, starting July 2018. Inquiries should be addressed to the group leader Núria Sánchez Coll nuria.sanchez-coll from cragenomica.es, including CV, letter of intent and contact details for at least three referees.
- 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.
CRAG is an independent research institution established as a Consortium that includes the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the Catalan Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), and the University of Barcelona (UB). CRAG is an ample and well-equipped building designed for modern plant biology and genomics research. CRAG brings together basic research groups in plant development, physiology, metabolism and genetics; groups in bioinformatics and genomics working on plants and animals; and applied projects developed together with Agbio, Biotech, and Breeding companies.
CRAG has been recognized in 2016 with the "Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence" award. The "Severo Ochoa" Program recognizes Centers that perform cutting-edge research and are among the world's best in their respective areas. CRAG has also received the "Human Resources Excellence in Research" award from the European Commission. The award reflects CRAG's commitment to conduct transparent and merit-based recruitment and appraisal procedures and to provide attractive working conditions in alignment with the European Charter and Code. CRAG is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply. For more information about CRAG, visit: http://www.cragenomica.es