CBGP is looking for experienced and highly motivated scientists in the area of computational biology (genomic assisted breeding) for a Senior Group Leader position associated to the CBGP Severo Ochoa Program. We are offering a tenure track 4-years contract position.

The candidates should be able to make use of new big-data computing facilities to enable massively-integrated data analyses and visualization related to breeding of key crops. They should be as well familiar with rigorous computationally-driven modelling and simulations. Specific activities that will be led by the successful candidate include the following:

  • Explore genetic diversity in germplasm collections of crops
  • Prioritize candidate genes responsible for particular traits
  • Determine genome-compatible plant crosses to introduce new traits
  • Application of Machine learning tools for population and quantitative genetics

The selected candidate will be also involved in teaching activities in the area of Genomics and Computational Biology in Master and Bachelor Degrees of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). The position will be available around summer of 2019, with the start date to be negotiated with the suitable candidate.

How to apply?

Senior Group Leader candidates should have more than 7 years of international postdoctoral research/teaching experience outside Spain. Applications have to include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter. Please send the required documents to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

CBGP offers:

CBGP offers a stimulating working environment where collaboration and commitment are essential. Moreover, an acess to state-of-the art infrastructure and tools. A competitive salary that will depend on qualifications of the selected candidate. CBGP will provide to the researcher a partially equipped laboratory, individual office, and start-up financial support. This position is regulated by Spanish legislation and regulations under a full‐time contract, having all the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system.

About CBGP:

The mission of the CBGP (UPM-INIA) is to carry out fundamental and strategic research in plant science and in microorganisms interacting with plants. The research is focused in understanding important biological process such as plant development, the interaction of plants with the environment and the mechanisms of plant nutrition. CBGP (UPM-INIA) has been recognized by the Spanish Research Agency as Centre of Excellence Severo Ochoa, the highest institutional recognition of scientific research excellence in Spain CBGP (UPM-INIA).

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