Estudia crustáceos marinos como postdoc en un proyecto internacional y multidisciplinar ~

23 de marzo de 2021

Estudia crustáceos marinos como postdoc en un proyecto internacional y multidisciplinar

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Post-doc Position in the project "BIOdiversity PAtternS and Scale: the case of peracarid Crustacea from
south-eastern Australia" (BIOPASS)

A postdoctoral position is available in the Marine Biology Research group at Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz (Poland).

The main objective of the project addresses the lack of fundamental knowledge about biological diversity patterns in the benthic marine ecosystems off the south-eastern Australian coast. This project is an interactive approach that focuses on identification and assessing local diversity of peracarids (Tanaidacea and Isopoda) from SE Australia to point the environmental factors shaping the diversity over latitudinal and bathymetric gradients.
The project is held in University of Lodz (Poland) and forms a close collaboration with the University of Valencia (Spain) and Melbourne Museum (Australia).

The postdoc is expected to apply a variety of methods for species delimitation (genetic/ genomic) and testing connectivity among populations of several hundred individuals of the peracarids crustaceans from SE Australia, NW and Central Pacific, N Atlantic. The obtained data are supposed to be interpreted against taxonomical findings (cooperation with taxonomists) to draw the general model of distribution (cooperation with ecologists). Finally, the genetic results will be employed to investigate phylogeny and phylogeograpy of most diverse taxa (family/genera).

We seek enthusiastic candidate with good communication skills, experience in genetic, systematic and phylogenetics. The candidate is expected to work both independently and as part of a large research team, and may supervise technical staff and students.

The candidate should have:
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in wet-lab molecular biology (e.g. DNA/RNA extraction, PCR)
  • Experience in generating transcriptomic/genomic data (e.g. RNAseq, NGS library preparation)
  • Minimum PhD in biology genetics or ecology obtained in 2014 (or latter).
The position is fully-funded. It will be initially for 1.5 years, but funding available to extend it further.

If you would like to discuss the project further, please feel free to contact with prof. Magda Błażewicz ( To apply, please send a CV,and cover letter stating qualifications, previous work and motivation for the contact as above.

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