Trabaja por la conservación de los pangolines usando herramientas genómicas ~

22 de junio de 2018

Trabaja por la conservación de los pangolines usando herramientas genómicas

Subject: Graduate position: Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

A 3-yr doctorate position is available at the Laboratoire Evolution et Diversite Biologique (EDB; to develop genomic-based tools for tracing the pangolin trade. Pangolins are scaly Afro-Asian mammals that suffer from an unprecedented rise in the amplitude of their illegal trafficking, involving both intra- and inter-continental networks. The successful candidate will use genomic approaches to assess the phylogeographic patterns of the eight species of pangolins, from which turnkey genomic tools will be implemented to track the pangolin trade through its different scales.

The ideal candidate should be motivated by lab work, and highly
interested in phylogenomics and the development of diagnostic tools for
conservation genetics. Experience in genomic and / or degraded DNA
analyses would be a plus.

The position and lab work are fully supported by an ANR - Agence
Nationale de la Recherche research grant

The successful candidate will be co-supervised at EDB by Philippe
Gaubert ( and Jer0me
Murienne (, in a highly
motivating multi-disciplinary and -linguistic environment. EDB is
located within the campus of the Universite Paul Sabatier (UPS), one
of the top research establishments in France. Toulouse is France's
second largest university town, with 120,000 students, and benefits
from an enjoyable situation at the foot of the Pyrenees, between the
Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts.

Applicants should send their CV (2 pages max.) and a Statement of
Interest including academic referents to Philippe Gaubert and Jer0me
Murienne ( and Application deadline is 1^st July 2018.
Starting date is 1^st November 2018.

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