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2017

Postdoctoral researcher position
Status: APPLICATION PERIOD OPEN

The Evolutionary and Functional Genomics Lab led by Josefa González is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our research team at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE, CSIC-UPF), which is part of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRRB). The postdoctoral researcher will work on a project funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant that aims at identifying the genetic basis, the molecular mechanisms, and the functional traits relevant for environmental adaptation.

The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for the functional characterization of the candidate adaptive mutations identified in Drosophila melanogaster. The tasks involved in the postdoctoral research project are:

  • to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying candidate adaptive TE insertions, such as adding epigenetic marks and/or transcription factor binding sites.
  • to investigate the structural changes induced by candidate adaptive TE insertions.
  • to design and perform functional experiments such as stress resistance experiments (oxidative stress, heat stress, heavy metal stress, among others) and behavioral experiments (olfactory behavior, aggressive behavior, among others).

A PhD in Populations Genetics or a related field, experience handling Drosophila melanogaster stocks, experience with processing genome-wide datasets such as ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq or HiC datasets, and good writing skills are required. Previous postdoctoral experience will be considered.

We offer a fulltime position for 2 years with the possibility of extension. Salary will depend on the experience of the candidate.Starting date January 2018, but alternative dates can be discussed.

Application

Please send your CV and a brief letter of motivation before the 31st October 2017 to: josefa.gonzalez@ibe.upf-csic.es

 

 

MARIE CURIE ACTIONS

We have published an expression of interest to recruit Marie Curie fellows. More details here.

2016

Bioinformatics postdoctoral position
Status: SELECTION PROCESS HAS FINISHED

The Evolutionary and Functional Genomics Lab led by Josefa González is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our research team at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF). The postdoctoral researcher will work on a project funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant that aims at identifying the genetic basis, the molecular mechanisms, and the functional traits relevant for environmental adaptation.
The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for the in silico characterization of candidate adaptive mutations identified in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Among others, the tasks involved in the postdoctoral research project will be to identify pathways under selection, and to analyze the expression and the epigenetic changes of genes nearby the candidate adaptive insertions.
A PhD in Populations Genetics or a related field, good programming skills, and good writing skills are required. Previous postdoctoral experience will be considered.
We offer a fulltime position for 2 years with the possibility of extension. Salary will depend on the experience of the candidate.
Starting date September 2016 but alternative dates can be discussed.

Application
Please send your CV and a brief letter of motivation before the 5th May 2016 to: josefa.gonzalez@ibe.upf-csic.es

Postdoctoral position
Status: SELECTION PROCESS HAS FINISHED

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our research team at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF). The postdoctoral researcher will work on a project funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant that aims at identifying the genetic basis, the molecular mechanisms, and the functional traits relevant for environmental adaptation.
The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for the functional characterization of the candidate adaptive mutations identified in Drosophila melanogaster. The tasks involved in the postdoctoral research project are: to design and perform functional experiments such as stress resistance experiments (oxidative stress, heat stress, heavy metal stress, among others) and behavior experiments (olfactory behaviour, aggressive behaviour, among others). The candidate will also be involved in the molecular characterization of the candidate adaptive mutations. Experience with the design and implementation of ChIP-qPCR/-Seq experiments and allele-specific expression is also required. Finally, the candidate will also be involved in the creation of mutant stocks using either CRISPR-Cas9 or gene-targeting by ends-out homologous recombination techniques.
A PhD in Populations Genetics or a related field, experience handling Drosophila melanogaster stocks, and good writing skills are required. Previous postdoctoral experience will be considered.
We offer a fulltime position for 2 years with the possibility of extension. Salary will depend on the experience of the candidate.
Starting date June 2016 but alternative dates can be discussed.
Application
Please send your CV and a brief letter of motivation before the 20th April 2016 to: josefa.gonzalez@ibe.upf-csic.es

 

 

Bioinformatics postdoctoral position
Status: SELECTION PROCESS HAS FINISHED

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our research team at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF). The postdoctoral researcher will work on a project funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant that aims at identifying the genetic basis, the molecular mechanisms, and the functional traits relevant for environmental adaptation.

The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for the identification and the in silico analyses of the candidate adaptive mutations. The tasks involved in the postdoctoral research project are: de novo assembly of Drosophila melanogaster genomes (short and long NGS reads), implementation of pipelines to detect de novo transposable element insertions in genomes, searching for evidence of selection at the DNA level (e.g. Fst, iHS, environmental association methods, detection of polygenic adaptation) and ChIP-Seq analyses, among others.

A PhD in Populations Genetics or a related field, good programming skills, and good writing skills are required. Previous postdoctoral experience will be considered.

We offer a fulltime position for 2 years with the possibility of extension. Salary will depend on the experience of the candidate.

Starting date September 2016 but alternative dates can be discussed.

Application
Please send your CV and a brief letter of motivation before to: josefa.gonzalez@ibe.upf-csic.es

2015

Lab manager/technician position at the Evolutionary and Functional Genomics LAB.
Status: SELECTION PROCESS HAS FINISHED 

We are seeking a lab manager-lab technician to join our research team at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF). Our laboratory focuses on understanding how organisms adapt to the environment. We combine –omics approaches and functional assays to identify the genes, molecular mechanisms, and phenotypic effects relevant for adaptation.
The position will provide technical support for research on all projects, perform lab management duties including ordering materials and supplies, report writing, and overseeing undergraduate and graduate student researchers.
The successful candidate must be familiar with or able to be trained in all methods employed in the lab, including Drosophila culture and handling, DNA and RNA extraction and amplification, qRT-PCR, sequencing, cloning, Drosophila digestive tract dissection, Drosophila embryo microinjection, ChIP-PCR, cell culture, and data management and analysis. The position requires attention to detail, good organizational skills, independence, and the ability to work well with and manage others. Evening and weekend hours may sometimes be necessary for time-sensitive collecting and experiments.

Starting date January 2016 but alternative dates can be discussed

Application

Please send your CV and a brief letter of motivation before 18th November 2015 to: josefa.gonzalez@ibe.upf-csic.es

 

Two-year postdoctoral position at the Evolutionary and Functional Genomics LAB.
Status: selection process has finished

We are seeking a bioinformatician or computer scientist to join our research team at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF). Our laboratory focuses on understanding how organisms adapt to the environment. We combine –omics approaches and functional assays to identify the genes, molecular mechanisms, and phenotypic effects relevant for adaptation.

Project Tasks

  • Analyze and interpret Drosophila and human genomic data: NGS data, ChIP-Seq data, etc.
  • Contribute his/her expertise to other projects in the laboratory

Profile

  • PhD in Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, or related field
  • Experience in NGS data analyses
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with other researchers
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Fluency in English

Remarks

  • Starting date December 2015 but alternative dates can be discussed

Application

Please send your CV and a brief letter of motivation before 5th October 2015 to:

josefa.gonzalez@ibe.upf-csic.es

2014

Open call MSCA 2014. Deadline is 11/09/2014
Status: Closed

If you are interested in applying for a MSCA with us, please send me an e-mail.
More information on the call here.

 

2013

Open call for a Summer internship at Gonzalez lab: JAE-Intro CP
Status: Closed

Apply between the 9th and the 23rd of April 2013 to work with us this summer. More information here.

Open call Marie Curie Actions IIF and IEF

Apply before the 14th August 2013.

Marie Curie Fellowships are European research grants available to researchers regardless of their nationality or field of research. In addition to generous research funding scientists have the possibility to gain experience abroad and in the private sector, and to complete their training with competences or disciplines useful for their careers. Read more about various funding schemes and requirements for applying.

If you are interested in applying for an IIF or IEF Marie Curie Fellowhips to work with us send me an e-mail: josefa.gonzalez@ibe.upf-csic.es.

 

 

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