Postdoctoral and PhD positions – plant biotechnology – University of Lleida-Agrotecnio

Lleida (Localidad), Cataluña (ES)
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness scales
September 15 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Applied Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, University of Lleida-Agrotecnio, Lleida, Spain seeks a postdoctoral scientist with expertise and a documented track record in maize/corn transformation to join a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to engineer biological nitrogen fixation. Preference will be given to suitably qualified candidates with documented experience in plant molecular biology and the genetic transformation of maize. The post is offered for an initial period of 2 years with the possibility of extension contingent on performance.

We also seek two highly-motivated students interested in pursuing a PhD degree in plant molecular biology at the University of Lleida. The first position concerns the production of recombinant proteins in cereals for molecular pharming applications. The second concerns the metabolic engineering of cereal crops using the latest genome editing technologies. Candidates should hold a Bachelor of Science degree with a grade higher than 8.0/10.0 and should also have a Master’s degree in biological sciences.

Candidates interested in these positions should forward a detailed curriculum vitae and a motivation letter, including the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees, to Ms. Nuria Gabernet ( by November 30th 2017. The anticipated starting date will be early in 2018.