The University of Barcelona group in the field of Evo-Devo and Genomics is looking for doctoral and postdoctoral candidates to apply to the soon upcoming National and International fellowship calls. Their main research interest is to understand the impact of gene loss on Evo-Devo (Albalat and Cañestro, Nat. Rev. Genet 2016), focusing on Wnt, Fgf signaling, during muscle and heart development. The project will include gene manipulation by CRISPR and DNA-interference, RNAseq transcriptomic analyses, imaging, as well as the development of novel tools.The department are now also seeking candidates to investigate the teratogenic effect of heavy metals and secondary metabolites (e.g. PUAs) from diatom blooms due to global change, and to better understand the genetic responses of mechanisms of development to environemtal toxicity.
Interested candidates, please send an email to Cristian Cañestro (canestroub [dot] edu), including a brief letter of interest, a brief CV, including list of publications with their impact, and technical skills for post-doc applications, and official scores for doctoral candidates, all together in ONE single pdf file.
The postdoctoral calls are open from 21 Dec 2017 to 11 Jan 2018, whereas the doctoral position calls are open from 13 Dec to 29 Dec 2017.