Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (UPM-INIA)

Senior Group Leader in Genomics Assisted Breeding

Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (UPM-INIA)

Madrid, Spain

CBGP is looking for experienced and highly motivated scientists in the area of Genomic Assisted Breeding for a Senior Group Leader position associated to the Beatriz Galindo Program of the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. We are offering a tenure track 4-years contract position.
The candidates should be able to make use of new big-data computing technologies 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 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, Breeding 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.
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 humanresources.cbgp@upm.es and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

CBGP offers a stimulating working environment where collaboration and commitment are essential. Moreover, an access to state-of-the art infrastructures (e.g. computational cluster) and tools. A competitive gross salary of ~74k€/year will be cofounded by the Beatriz Galindo program, UPM and the Centre of Excellence Severo Ochoa Program of the CBGP. Additional 60k€/year for research activities will be financially supported by the Regional Government of Madrid to initiate the reserach group at CBGP. CBGP will provide to the researcher a partially equipped laboratory, individual office, and funds to cover the salaries of one PhD student (4-years term) and one postdoctoral (2-years term). The Group leader position offered is regulated by Spanish legislation and regulations under a full‐time contract, having all the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: BG-CBGP-2019