Lab Technician (Ref 26/2022)

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CRAG is an independent research institution engaged in leading-edge basic and applied plant and farm animal sciences. CRAG is established as a Consortium of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA), Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), and University of Barcelona (UB).

We are looking for a technician/lab manager to be incorporated in the team “Signaling responses to elevated ambient temperature and selection of potato cultivars resilient to combined environmental stresses”. He/she will give support to the group in the organization of the lab, maintaining its tissue-culture collection of potato lines, and a repository of Arabidopsis seeds.

Selected fellows will be trained in the genotyping of mutant lines, the analyses of gene expression, and a number of basic molecular biology methodologies. The job will offer the hired candidate the occasion of actively participate in the design of tools for managing the reagents and equipment of the lab.

The tasks are included within the framework of the project ADAPT, aimed to the study of potato tuber formation under combined heat and drought stresses.t H2020-SFS-RIA-862858 ADAPT project “Accelerated development of

H2020-SFS-RIA-862858, “Accelerated development of multiple-stress tolerant potato”

Educational requirements: Higher grade training cycle or equivalent

Skills: The candidate will give support to all lab members and will be in charge of the preparation and maintenance of stocks. Skills in basic techniques proper of a molecular biology lab are welcome.

Experience: Previous experience in potato propagation and plant regeneration will be positively assessed.