Job:Junior Group Leader position in Computational Systems Biology and Genomics at CBGP (Madrid, Spain
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CBGP is seeking for a new Group Leader to cover one of the following research areas:

  • Genomic Assisted Breeding
  • Computational Structural Biology
  • Synthetic and Systems Biology

We are looking for a highly motivated and productive scientist at Junior level to initiate a recognized research group into the one of mentioned areas. The expectation is that the candidate will be successful in grant applications for National, ERC and/or EU project calls and also to develop new synergies within other CBGP groups ( The main criteria for selection will be scientific excellence, CV, research impact and future projection.

CBGP offers:

The CBGP offers 4 years of contract at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. CBGP offers a competitive negotiable salary that will depend on qualifications of the selected candidate. This position is regulated by Spanish legislation and regulations under a full-time contract, having all the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system covering sickness, maternity/paternity leaves and injuries at work.

CBGP will provide a partially equipped laboratory, individual office, and funds to cover the salaries of one PhD student (4-year term), one scientist at the postdoctoral level (3-year term), and negotiable start-up financial support up to 40-60 k€.

Position requirements, application procedure and deadline

Junior Group Leader candidates should have less than 10 years of postdoctoral experience. Applications have to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, and three recommendation letters with contact details. In addition, the applicant should submit a brief research planning (no longer than 3-4 pages) along with a brief description of singular equipment needed to carry out the proposed research. Application should be submitted to (reference: YIA-SO-CBGP-2018).

The CBGP (UPM-INIA) is a research institute that has recently recognized as Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence, an award granted by the Spanish Research Agency. 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 like plant development, the interaction of plants with the environment and the mechanisms of plant nutrition. In addition, the CBGP is interested in developing and using computational biology tools to achieve its goals. The acquired knowledge is used to tackle major problems of the agriculture and forestry, and to develop novel technological solutions. CBGP(UPM-INIA) also has an educational role and is a reference center for training scientists and Master's and Bachelor-level students, in plant biotechnology and genomics

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