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Postdoctoral and PhD positions – plant biotechnology – University of Lleida


The Applied Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain seeks a postdoctoral
scientist with expertise and a documented track record in 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. Only candidates fulfilling the above
requirements for the position will be considered.


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 position focuses 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
Paul. Christou (christou@pvcf.udl.es) as soon as possible. The anticipated starting date will be early
to mid‐2018. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with Spanish Ministry of Economy and
Competitiveness scales.