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Postdoctoral researcher M/W – Molecular biology / Bioinformatics / Social insects (2 years)

Type : FTC
Start date : 2023-09-01
Team : IVEP (Jeanson)
Experience required :
Remuneration :
Application Deadline : 30 June 2023
We are currently seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate who possesses a strong background in evolutionary biology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics to join our group at the Research Center on Animal Cognition (CRCA) in Toulouse, France. The project aims to investigate the mechanisms that drive individual variability and specialization in ant societies. Our objectives are to understand the formation of reproductive hierarchies and the emergence of division of labor within clonal ant colonies.
The successful candidate will:
- use behavioral and genomic approaches to gain insights into the mechanisms responsible for task allocation and the development of specialized roles within ant colonies.
- have also the opportunity to develop independent research topics that align with general research programs in the group.
- communicate their results at conferences and write manuscripts related to their research work.
The ideal candidate should possess the following:
- A Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, or a related field
- Expertise in transcriptomics, genomics, and data analysis
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills
- A passion for social evolution, behavior, major evolutionary transitions, and insects
Additional Information
Applications must include:
I. A letter of motivation (please explain the reasons to join the project).
II. A statement about your previous work and scientific interests (max 1 page).
III. CV + publication list (with your contribution).
IV. Contact details of two referees.

Applications must be emailed as a single pdf file to Abel Bernadou (abel.bernadou”AT” and submitted at the same time to the following website :

Further details of the position or the project can be obtained from Abel Bernadou.

Université Paul Sabatier
118 Route de Narbonne

31062 TOULOUSE Cedex

05 61 33 58 00

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