Website Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG)

The Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) is currently seeking a Junior Group Leader in the area of synthetic biology. We look for Junior applicants to start an independent Research Group at CRAG.


Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to: the development of practical tool kits to predictably manipulate gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana and/or economically relevant crops; the use of high-throughput network analyses and computational modeling to improve the efficiency of metabolic pathways or to generate relevant bioproducts; and the modeling and rewiring of plant gene networks to enhance plant growth, development and resilience to biotic and abiotic stressful conditions.

A track record in synthetic biology approaches and their application to model plant and crop biology (developmental processes, stress responses, metabolism, etc.) is preferred.  It is expected that the new research line will create synergies with the current Research Programs at CRAG ( Our main criterion is scientific excellence and we favor projects with a potential for high impact. Candidates are expected to develop an independent research line at the highest standards.

Please submit all the application through CRAG website:  Reference: JGL CRAG 19/2021

Informal inquiries are welcome and may be addressed to the Director, Prof. José Luis Riechmann ([email protected])

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