Junior Group Leader in Computational Biology

Application deadline:

-What CRAG seeks  
The Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) is currently seeking a new Junior Group Leader in the areas of computational biology, bioinformatics, computational systems biology, or modeling. We are currently seeking applicants at the Junior level to start an independent Research Group.  
Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to: computational biology approaches to the study of plant and crop biology, and the development of network analyses and mathematical modeling of biological processes. Examples include computational modeling of regulatory and metabolic networks, modeling of biological systems, or integrative analysis of -omics data for understanding biological processes, and the development of software methods and tools for the analyses of large-scale molecular data. A track record of applying these approaches to 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 (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 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.
-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: JGL CRAG 10/2018
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 January 14th, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.
For more information about CRAG, visit: https://www.cragenomica.es/jobs/open-positions