Estudia el origen evolutivo de oviparismo y viviparismo en este postdoc en Glasgow ~

10 de marzo de 2021

Estudia el origen evolutivo de oviparismo y viviparismo en este postdoc en Glasgow

Oferta compartida por Nuria

We have a research opportunity open at the University of Glasgow's Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine (IBAHCM) working in the Evolutionary Analysis Group and the research team of Kathryn Elmer and in collaboration with Maureen Bain (IBAHCM-Vet School) and with project partner Jean Clobert (CNRS Moulis, France).

We are seeking a motivated, creative, and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher for a project on the genetic basis of oviparous and viviparous reproductive modes, funded by NERC. The project will advance reproductive biology by using rigorous experimental tests and functional evolutionary genomics to reveal the molecular basis of reproductive mode evolution and scrutinise a putative reversal. This will be accomplished using the powerful natural framework of a species (the common lizard) with both reproductive modes. The research aims to identify gene expression and describe ultrastructural features of reproductive tissue; determine the genetic basis of gene expression regulation; and reconstruct the genome-wide evolutionary history across all extant lineages. The project will likely involve some periods of research stay in Moulis. Related side-projects are also possible and supported.

A strong track record of evolutionary and/or developmental biology and/or genetic research is necessary, and on vertebrates (or even squamates) is a benefit. The ideal candidate will have a weight of experience in developmental biology (some of in situ hybridisation, histochemistry, microscopy, etc) AND/OR in evolutionary genomics and biology (some of comparative genomics, transcriptomics, genetics) AND/OR reproductive physiology or biology.

Animal husbandry and molecular lab work experience would be valuable; fieldwork skills would be advantageous. Team working and collaborative attitude are a must.

The position is for 3 years, with flexible start date in spring/summer 2021 (preferred 1 June 2021). The position is open at grade 6 (early postdoc; research assistant) or grade 7 (more experienced postdoc; research associate).

International applicants will be eligible for a UK work visa supported by the University of Glasgow. We strive to be a supportive environment and welcome a diversity of applicants!

IBAHCM is a stimulating and interactive research environment with a wealth of opportunities for discussion, collaboration, and cutting edge research in evolution, ecology, and animal health. The University of Glasgow ranks in the world's top 100 universities and just won the Top University award from the Times Higher Education. The University and IBAHCM are both recognised with Athena SWAN awards and are committed to supporting career progression. The city of Glasgow is lively and cultural, and sits on the doorstep of the great outdoors of the Scottish Highlands, islands, and coast.

The official job description and application requirements are available on the University of Glasgow homepage under current vacancies.

Please outline how you meet each of the essential/desirable criteria listed in the job advert. We do not expect candidates to meet all criteria, but do please emphasise your relevant experience and skills.

**The advertisement closes 05 April 2021.**

Informal email inquiries to Kathryn in advance are very welcome:

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