Postdoc genómico muy interesante en Brasil ~

4 de diciembre de 2019

Postdoc genómico muy interesante en Brasil

Come work with us in a postdoc involving Brazilian dry and humid forests, genomics and adaptation in a project involving fantastic Brazilian and US collaborators at Unicamp, Usp, Ufscar, Unifesp,
Harvard, Cornell, AMNH, OSU and VSU!

Please see additional details here:


This post-doc fellowship focus on exploring genomes and phenotypes of
birds and cacti from the so-called Dry Diagonal area in South America.
The selected candidate will work at the Federal University of São
Paulo in Diadema (São Paulo State, Brazil) where he/she will develop a
research project linked to the Dry Diagonal Dimensions Project, which
is conducted jointly by the Biology Institute of the University of
Campinas (UNICAMP, Brazil) and Harvard University (US) – such
collaboration is under the aegis of an agreement between the São Paulo
Research Foundation (FAPESP) and National Science Foundation (NSF)
through their respective programs BIOTA and Dimensions of Diversity.

Adaptation is a central process in evolution, and ecologically diverse
groups of species offer opportunities to study adaptive evolution in
many levels of biological organization. The Dry Diagonal Dimensions
Project will use different types of data in order to understand how
adaptation contributes to phenotypic, genomic, and phylogenetic
diversification in dry vegetation and neighboring humid forests.
Species from neotropical birds to cacti offer exciting examples of
groups of closely related species occupying dry/open and humid forest,
including cases involving species from Caatinga, Cerrado, Amazonia,
and Atlantic Forest biomes. Those species complexes offer
opportunities to explore the genomics of adaptation. Recent advances
in sequencing technology facilitate the task of interrogating hundreds
– or even thousands – of loci potentially related to phenotypic
variation using both genomes and transcriptomes.

The selected researcher will:

- Collect and process samples of birds and cacti, and occasionally
trait data;
- Perform sequence capture of candidate genes and sequence complete
genomes and transcriptomes;
- Perform bioinformatics, genome and trait evolution analyses;
- Write scientific reports and manuscripts.

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationalities. The
selected candidate will receive a FAPESP’s Post-Doctoral fellowship in
the amount of R$ 7,373.10 monthly and a research contingency fund,
equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should
be spent in items directly related to the research activity.

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