Two-year postdoc position is now open for a suitable candidate with a background in marine physiology (minimum PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, physiology or related disciplines). Aquaculture experience an asset but not required. The position requires excellent English proficiency and is based in Gothenburg, Sweden with considerable travel within Europe and overseas. A valid driver's licence is required.
The position will focus on two key species of commercial molluscs, the European (O. edulis) and Pacific oyster (C. gigas) to examine: ·The role of specific EDCs and their interference with functioning of the reproductive system, such as abnormal gonad structure and differentiation, intersexuality and sex reversal; Chemical and physical methods for inducing synchronized female gonad development and egg release based on specific endogenous compounds known to be associated with female gamete maturation in other invertebrate species; Neurohormonal pathways controlling settlement and metamorphosis to aid in selective breeding and hatchery production of larval cohorts.
Proof of research skills must be provided with the application.