Permanent position at INRA in the area of evolutionary biology and ecotoxicology

INRA, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, invites applications for a permanent position at the Junior Research Scientist level, in the area of evolutionary biology and ecotoxicology.

The position will be based within the Research Unit “Ecology and Ecosystem Health”

Description: Molecular and evolutionary ecotoxicology

The long-term impact of chemical contaminants on natural populations represents a current challenge of importance to ecotoxicology and ecological risk assessment. The recruited scientist will study the evolutionary and nongenetic transgenerational effects of pollutants on aquatic populations, and in particular the unintentional effects of plant protection products. To this end, he/she will implement experimental evolution and ecotoxicological protocols using organisms
with short generation times, and will investigate the relative role of selection and adaptive plasticity, as well as the influence of the genetic load on the response of the populations exposed. Strong expertise in evolutionary biology, with an interest in issues related
to xenobiotic stress would be appreciated.

Experience in genomic analysis (transcriptomics and/or epigenetics) is recommended.

Experience in quantitative genetics would be a bonus.

Training required

PhD or equivalent.

Candidates should have a good command of English, and long-term international experience would also be desirable.

Successful candidates who have not yet acquired postdoctoral training will be required to do so, preferably abroad, after their probationary period (1st year) and before being eligible for promotion to an Experienced Research Scientist position (CR1).

Submission deadline for application package: 1st March 2016
Pre-selections: April-May 2016
Final selections: June-July 2016
Starting date for appointments: from 1st of July 2016
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