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26 Feb 2016

News: JOB OPENING: Group Leader In The Areas Of Computational Genomic Analyses, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology Or Modeling

● What CRAG seeks

The Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) is currently seeking a new Group Leader in the areas of computational genomic analyses, bioinformatics, systems biology, or modeling. Applicants at both the Junior or Senior level will be considered. Appointment level and salary will depend on the profile of the successful candidate.

Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to: bioinformatic approaches to the study of plant and animal genomes, including crops and livestock, and the development of network analyses and mathematical modeling of biological processes. Examples include computational modeling of regulatory and metabolic networks, large-scale modeling of biological systems, computational studies of the genetics and epigenetics of agricultural traits, or integrative analysis of next-generation sequencing data for understanding the functional regions of genomes, and the development of software methods and tools for the analyses of high-throughput molecular data. It is expected that the new research line will create synergies with the Research Programs at CRAG (www.cragenomica.es/research-programs).

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 level.

● What CRAG offers

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

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.

● 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: http://www.cragenomica.es/jobs. Reference: GL CRAG 8/2016

Informal inquiries are welcome and may be addressed to the Director, Prof. José Luis Riechmann (joseluis.riechmann@cragenomica.es).

Review of applications will begin on March 31, but will remain open until the position is 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 2015 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:

http://www.cragenomica.es

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