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Group Leader In The Area of Plant Development

What CRAG seeks


The Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) is currently seeking a new Junior Group Leader in the area of Plant Development. We are currently seeking applicants at the Junior level to start an independent Research Group.


The candidate is expected to build a top-leading research program that addresses fundamental questions in plant signaling and development. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to: developmental biology in non-model systems and/or crops, with the potential to promote translational research activities; plant evolutionary developmental biology; and interdisciplinary and novel approaches including Systems Biology, Synthetic Biology or cutting-edge Cell Biology. The candidate is expected to create synergies with the current Research Programs at CRAG ( The main criterion for selection will be scientific excellence, favoring projects of a high, fundamental or applied, impact.


What CRAG offers


CRAG is committed to provide new group leaders with the best possible support to successfully develop their careers. The successful candidate will receive office and equipped laboratory space to host her/his research team, personnel support and financial aid.


Appointment level and salary will depend on the profile of the successful candidate. Employed in compliance with Spanish legislation and regulations under a full-time contract. Employees receive the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system covering sickness, maternity/paternity leaves and injuries at work.


The position will be funded by Severo Ochoa award.


Position requirements, application procedure and deadline


Applications should include CV, letter of intent, brief research plan (4-pages maximum) and contact details for at least three referees. Application materials should be submitted through CRAG website:  Reference: JGL CRAG 9/2018


Informal inquiries are welcome and may be addressed to the Director, Prof. José Luis Riechmann ( Review of applications will begin on March 15, but the position will remain open until filled.


About CRAG


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 facilities, located at the UAB campus, were inaugurated in 2011: an ample and well-equipped building designed for modern plant biology and genomics research. CRAG brings together -under a unified management and operational structure- 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, from the Spanish MINECO, 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:



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