[Coral-List] Postdoctoral Position on the Impact of Environmental Change on Larval Development of Marine Organisms

Flavia Nunes nunesf at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 01:35:18 EST 2013

LabexMer Postdoctoral Position on the

Impact of Environmental Change on Larval Development of Marine Organisms

A full-time postdoctoral position is available jointly at the European
Institute of Marine Sciences (IUEM) and the French Research Institute for
Exploration of the Sea (IFREMER) in Brest, France, under the supervision of
Dr. Flavia Nunes.  The position is funded by the LabexMer Chair in
Evolutionary Marine Ecology.

We are seeking a motivated and independent individual, who enjoys
experimental and field work, and who is equally comfortable and qualified
in the molecular lab.  Ability to work in a team is essential and a strong
publication record is desired.

The research goals of the project are to examine the effects of climate
change and ocean acidification on the larval development of marine
invertebrates.  A comparative approach will be used to examine the effects
of environmental change on gene expression, physiology and calcification in

The successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency in at least two of
the following areas:

-       Molecular biology, including gene expression analysis
(transcriptomics, qPCR, in-situ hybridization)

-       Bioinformatics for the analysis of genomic, transcriptomic and/or
proteomic data

-       Invertebrate larval development

Funding is available for up to 2 years with renewal after 1 year pending
satisfactory research progress.  Salary will be € 30,000 – 32,000 plus

Brest is home to the largest oceanographic community in France.  The
network of academic and government institutes based here provide numerous
opportunities for interactions, collaborations and sharing of resources for
the exploration of the sea. The city of Brest has a rich maritime culture
and is located along the charming coastline of Brittany.

To apply, please send a letter of motivation, detailed CV including
publication list, and contact information for 2 references in a single pdf
to Flavia.Nunes at univ-brest.fr

Deadline for applications:  March 1, 2013

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