jeudi 22 septembre 2016

1xPostDoc & 1PhD:Sexual conflict in Drosophila

Address: Calle Catedrático José Beltrán número 2, 46980 Paterna
Tel: (+34) 96-354 40 51

Positions- 1 Junior Post doc (one year) & 1 PhD student.
What- We are looking for post docs/PhD students interested in studying the role of gutmicrobiota in mediating sexual conflict and kin recognition in Drosophila melanogaster.
The research project involves extensive behavioural experiments, some molecular work (such as metagenomic analysis of gut microbiota or analysis of cuticular hydrocarbons) and, potentially, some theoretical modelling.
Who- We are the Behaviour and Evolution Lab ( We are generally interested in the function of behaviour and its role as a spearhead of evolutionary change. Currently, or main line of research is on the evolutionary biology of sexual conflict and its interaction with ageing and kin selection. 

Where- The Behaviour and Evolution lab is part of the Ethology unit of the Ecology, Ethology and Evolution group at Cavanilles Institute for Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology (University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain).

Post doc:
• Requirements: PhD in animal behaviour/evolutionary biology and good verbal and written English.
• Advantages: background in social evolution, sexual conflict or sexual selection, molecular experience; experience in microbiology; experience working with Drosophila; modelling.
PhD student:
• Requirements: MSc in biology, ecology, evolutionary biology or similar and good verbal and written English.
• Advantages: background in social evolution, sexual conflict or sexual selection; experience with behavioural analysis; molecular experience. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, hard-working candidate with some background (and/or a strong interest) in animal behaviour and evolutionary biology.

Funding- The junior post doc position is fully funded for one year (beginning early 2017; preferably January). PhD candidates would ideally join our lab for a period of 6-12 months as part-time or full-time lab assistants (funded), with the objective to learn the system, obtain hands-on research experience and apply for independent funding for their PhD via our University’s or the Spanish national fellowship scheme (starting 2018). 

Applications- Applications must contain a motivation letter in English (why you are good candidate for the position, why you are interested, how you could contribute to the project, etc.), CV (including publication list, if any), and 2 contact persons for references. 

Email to Deadline for applications is 31st October 2016.