Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG)


Location: Barcelona, ES
Deadline: Until filled

The Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) is looking for a Postdoc Researcher to be part of the group working on Gene Regulatory Networks in Plant Development.

The current global, dynamic view of the gene regulatory networks underlying plant development is primarily based on measuring gene expression at the transcriptome level, thus overlooking the substantial role that is played by regulatory processes occurring after mRNA is made. Advances in proteomics and high-throughput genomic analyses have begun to address this challenge. We seek to incorporate a highly talented and motivated postdoctoral scientist that is interested in modern, multidisciplinary plant sciences, encompassing experimental and bioinformatic approaches.

CRAG offers excellent facilities to perform cutting-edge research, and an enhanced training and support program for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Research at CRAG encompasses basic science in plant development, physiology, metabolism and genetics; bioinformatics and genomics of plants and farm animals; and applied projects developed together with Agbio, Biotech, and Breeding companies. CRAG is located at the campus of the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), and currently hosts over 200 members from across the world.

Here you can find more information about the research group (PI Dr. José Luis Riechmann).


The successful candidate will be expected to participate in, build on, and lead projects that include: the characterization of genome expression at the proteome level (and modifications of the proteome) throughout flower development; the characterization of the Arabidopsis peptidome and of its roles in flower development and other processes; and the genetic and functional characterization of direct AP1 targets.

Research will involve a combination of genomic, proteomic, genetic technologies as well as bioinformatic approaches. The global aim of our group is the characterization and understanding of gene regulatory networks underlying plant development. We use Arabidopsis flower development as our model and primary experimental system, as the onset of flower formation and the process of flower development are excellent paradigms for developmental studies in plants.

The tasks are included within the framework at the project BFU2014-58289-P


  • Educational Requirements: PhD in Biology, Biochemistry or similar.
  • Required Skills: Strong molecular biology research experience. Applicants with experience in Arabidopsis or plant genetics and cell biology, and/or genomic and proteomic technologies, are especially encouraged to apply. English language skills are essential, but knowledge of Spanish is not a requirement. Strong skills in communication, organization, and interpersonal relations.

We offer:

Contract duration: 12 months, renewable
Hours/week: 37.5

Submission of applications:

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

  • Letter of motivation, including a summary of work experience and a statement of research interests and career goals (2 pages maximum).
  • CV, including academic information, positions held, list of publications, fellowships, research awards and other relevant merits.
  • At least 3 references (including email address and phone number)

Please submit all the application through CRAG website:

Start date: No later than January 2019

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.

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