Reference : UAR2029-DELLEG-003
Workplace : MOULIS
Date of publication : Friday, September 23, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 January 2023
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2800 euros (gross salary)
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
We are looking to hire a 2-year postdoctoral researcher (PDR) from the 1st of January 2023 to the 31st of December 2024 to analyze the genomic data of a large evolution meta-experiment, carried out in parallel on a range of model organisms (from viruses to plants). This work is part of the project ComplexAdapt, funded by the program BiodivOc from the region Occitanie, and the experiments are performed by different research groups from the consortium ExpEvolOcc. The objective is to understand how the complexity of environmental stress (one or more challenges) impacts genome structures and on the rate of adaptation. All the groups have evolved one or several organisms under various environmental conditions in a replicated design and will generate genomic sequences of the ancestral and evolved individuals or populations. The aim of the postdoctoral project will be to jointly analyze all these datasets, to reveal the effect of environmental complexity on the genomics of adaptation, from the rate of genomic evolution to the molecular targets of adaptation, or the level of genetic convergence within and across species.
The PDR will be based at the Station d'écologie théorique et expérimentale (SETE, CHANGE team) in Moulis, and will be jointly advised by Hervé PHILIPPE, Delphine LEGRAND (SETE), and Philippe REMIGI (LIPME, Toulouse). The PDR will also benefit from additional input from other members of the consortium, who will bring their expertise in population genomics, as well as on the genomic specificities of each experimental system. Obviously, the PDR will regularly interact with all involved laboratories, to assess the accuracy of the analyses in the light of the biological knowledge of each particular system.
- Demonstrated strong expertise in advanced bioinformatics analyses: whole genome sequence analyses (eukaryotes and/or prokaryotes), identification of SNPs or structural variants, associated statistical analyses…
- Solid organizational skills: handling, storing and analyzing WGS data originating from various organisms
- Excellent relational abilities: Capacity to work on a large collaborative project, requiring numerous exchanges with network members
- Interest for genomics, evolution and ecology, especially the dynamics of adaptation to new environments (theory, experiments), experimental evolution, microbial ecology/evolution, and/or population dynamics.
The Theoretical and Experimental Ecology Station is a CNRS lab situated in the Pyrenees, gathering recognized ecologists and evolutionists (both experimentalists and theoreticians), and hosting unique experimental platforms (https://sete-moulis-cnrs.fr/en/). It is about one hour and a half from Toulouse, the two sites exchanging regularly through several scientific consortia. The PDR will also interact on a regular basis will all members of the consortium ExpEvolOcc, based in institutes with very strong departments in evolution (CEFE, ISEM), microbiology (IHPE, LIPME, BIOM, SPO), or infectious diseases (MIVEGEC) providing a unique opportunity to build her/his academic network. In addition, the PDR will work alongside another PDR (located in Montpellier) who will be recruited to analyze the phenotypic data from these experiments.
Constraints and risks
No specific risk associated with this bioinformatic project
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