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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION - C. ELEGANS EXPERIMENTAL EVOLUTION

1 Octobre 2014,

Publié par Bioécologie

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION - C. ELEGANS EXPERIMENTAL EVOLUTION

A postdoctoral position is open in the laboratory of Henrique Teotonio at the Institut de Biologie de l’École Normale Supérieure, in Paris, France.

Our research is focused on C. elegans experimental evolution to temporally heterogeneous environments. We are studying the role of natural selection under different breeding systems in the evolution of distributions in life-history, metabolism and gene expression traits.

The project will be defined according to the candidate´s interests and previous experience.
The candidate will have a PhD in quantitative genetics or population genetics, with a strong background in QTL or GWAS mapping, analysis of selection gradients and modeling of demography. The candidates should also have the programming skills to conduct data mining or individual-based simulations. Experience with experimental evolution and analysis of large data sets is preferred.

The position is funded by the European Research Council, for a monthly net salary between 2400-2700€, depending on experience and track record, plus social benefits associated with the contract (for comparative price indices see http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?QueryId=24057).

The successful applicant can start as soon as December 2014.

The position is funded until January 2016, although there is the possibility of
extending it for another year pending successful evaluations.

A two-page CV, a letter of motivation and the contact information of two referees should be sent by email to Henrique Teotónio at teotonio@biologie.ens.fr as a single PDF file.

Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. We welcome informal inquiries.

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