The Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) is currently seeking a Junior Group Leader in the area of genome-assisted breeding. We look for Junior applicants to start an independent Research Group at CRAG.
Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to: the implementation of genomic selection as a predictive approach for the improvement of complex traits in animals or plants; the discovery of QTLs, causal mutations, or novel genes involved in important agronomic or livestock traits in experimental or field populations; their application to breeding programs through marker-assisted selection (MAS); or to bioengineer CRISPR/Cas9 gene variants to modulate traits and processes.
A strong track record in research areas related to genome-assisted breeding approaches and their application to crop or farm animal biology 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 standards.