postdoctoral position in molecular evolution, Roscoff, F.

3-year postdoctoral position in molecular evolution

A position is available for a postdoctoral researcher on a recently funded ANR project SEXSEAWEED in the Algal Genetics Group ( at the Roscoff Marine Biological Station (CNRS and University Pierre and Marie Curie, The aim of the project is to identify and analyze genes involved in the transition from isogamy to anisogamy in the brown algae, in order to understand to forces shaping the evolution of sexual dimorphism. In particular, the patterns of molecular evolution of sex biased genes during the transition to anisogamy will be studied. Applicants should have a strong background in molecular evolutionary genomics, with experience in transcriptomics, next generation sequencing and ideally in molecular evolution of sex-biased genes. Candidates should be familiar with general laboratory techniques and should have a broad understanding of molecular biology and molecular genetics. A good understanding of computational statistics is a bonus. The candidate will be encouraged to design and be responsible for independent research that involves the collection, analysis and publishing of data. No previous experience with seaweeds is necessary. Knowledge of French is not required. Starting date from March-July 2013. Gross salary will be between 2885-3468 euros/month depending on experience.

Applicants should send a cover letter outlining past research experience and particular motivation for the position (max. 2 pages), C.V., list of publications, and contact details of 2-3 referees to coelho(at) Informal enquiries can be made by email or phone (0033 298 29 23 60).