Candidate for PhD grant on behaviour and toxicogenomics.
28th August 2019
We are seeking a pre-doctoral student to work in the area of behaviour and toxicogenomics. One of the goals of our current research is to study the mechanisms that regulated neuro-behavioral responses and the effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) in the aquatic and model organism Daphnia magna at different molecular levels using Systems Biology approaches. About 80% of the molecular targets of toxic chemicals are conserved in humans and Daphnia and the former species is not subject to ethical experimental animal regulations. This work will allow us to better understand the mode of action of neuroactive and EDCs, assessing the risks induced in both the environment and human health.
REQUIREMENTS: Master degree on science (or equivalent) and outstanding academic records (high scores and an a degree compatible with Bologna-EU Universities). A background in molecular and cell biology, systems biology and bioinformatics will be considered (knowledge in Bioconductor/R environment and matlab software will be an asset).
CONDITIONS: The candidate will be presented to competitive calls, such as pre-doctoral contracts AGAUR-FI-2019/2020 (ajuts per a la contractació de Personal Investigador Novell, Generalitatde Catalunya), FPI or FPU (Foreign students that are eligible to apply to this call or foreignfunding will also be considered).
APPLICATIONS: Applications should include a letter of motivation and interests, complete CV and academic record. Enquiries and applications should be sent to Dr. Carlos Barata (email@example.com) indicating PRE-DOC in the subject of the email.
DEADLINE: 31th October 2019.