18-month post-doctoral position in fish genomics ~ Bioblogia.net

22 de febrero de 2011

18-month post-doctoral position in fish genomics

Université Montpellier, 2, UMR CNRS 5554 – Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier,
Montpellier, FRANCE.

We seek a motivated and productive postdoctoral researcher to work on
genomic aspects of fasting in sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax), a major
finfish aquaculture species in Europe.
The project is funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR;
RegulBASS programme) and aims to better figure out the determinism of
starvation tolerance in this species.
A draft of the genome is already available in this species, together
with other genomic resources (e.g. RNA-seq runs were carried out during
the project). The project encompasses acquisition and analysis of data
from high-throughput sequencers, study of differential gene expression
as well as identification of polymorphisms. Main objectives include (i)
the delineation and identification of differentially expressed genes
among selected individuals/families and (ii), among those genes, the
search of relevant polymorphisms involved in the genotype/phenotype
relationship and physiological performance of fish.

Located close to the Mediterranean Sea, the Université Montpellier 2 is
a leading French university ranking eight among French universities, and
third outside the Paris area. The UMR CNRS 5554 ISE-M (Institut des
Sciences de l’Evolution – Montpellier) is a leading European institute
in evolutionary biology and is now dedicating a large portion of its
activities to evolutionary genomics. The RegulBASS project gathers fish
biologists, fish physiologists and quantitative geneticists, and
benefits from the genomics and bioinformatics platforms located in the
university or in the institute itself.

The position will involve both experimental and analysis work. The
candidate should have a strong background in transcriptomics and in
bioinformatics for the analysis of large sequence datasets (sequence
trimming, assembly and annotation). The candidate should also be able to
design and carry out experiments for analyzing gene expression.
Knowledge of fish population genetics would be appreciated.

Basic skills in French would also be a plus.

Duration: 18 months, available immediately; to be filled before June
1st, 2011.
Salary: 1,800 euro per month, netto.

Application (detailed CV, cover letter,the names and contact information
for 3 references):
Dr. Bruno Guinand – guinand@univ-montp2.fr
Conservation & Domestication des Poissons
Université Montpellier 2
Montpellier, FRANCE

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