The PhD thesis will investigate the role of transposable elements in environmental adaptation in Anopheles mosquitoes. The tasks include de novo assembly of Anopheles genomes, de novo annotation of transposable elements in the newly assembled genomes, and identification of signatures of selection in the Anopheles genomes. The PhD student will work in close collaboration with a Postdoctoral researcher and will interact with other PhDs and postdoctoral researchers in the group.
The Evolutionary and Functional Genomics Lab led by Josefa González is seeking a highly motivated PhD Student to join our research team at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF) in Barcelona, Spain. The candidate will join a research team of four postdoctoral students, three PhD students, and a lab technician. Our laboratory is part of the Comparative and Computational Genomics Research Program at IBE, and it is part of the PRBB (www.prbb.org).
A master in Bioinformatics or a related field, good programming skills, and good writing skills are required. Previous research experience will be considered. The lab offers extensive networking opportunities as we are co-leading the European Drosophila Population Genomics Consortium (droseu.net) and the Spanish excellence network in adaptation genomics (adaptnet.es).
Please send your CV (including the contacts of potential references) and a brief letter of motivation to:
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30th June 2018