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Junior postdoctoral fellow (M/W) - GWAS analyses

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Date Limite Candidature : lundi 2 octobre 2023

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Informations générales

Intitulé de l'offre : Junior postdoctoral fellow (M/W) - GWAS analyses (H/F)
Référence : UMR7284-DIDFOR-001
Nombre de Postes : 1
Lieu de travail : NICE
Date de publication : lundi 11 septembre 2023
Type de contrat : CDD Scientifique
Durée du contrat : 12 mois
Date d'embauche prévue : 15 janvier 2024
Quotité de travail : Temps complet
Rémunération : monthly income before tax: 2875 Euros
Niveau d'études souhaité : Niveau 8 - (Doctorat)
Expérience souhaitée : 1 à 4 années
Section(s) CN : Biodiversity, evolution and biological adaptations: from macromolecules to communities


A 12-month junior post-doctoral position is opening at the Institute of Cancer and Aging in Nice (IRCAN, Université Côte d'Azur, Nice, France). The position is opened within the framework of the TARA Pacific research project and funded by the ANR Grant “Coralforce” (ANR-22-CE20-0007-01).
The main objective of the project is to investigate the implication of genome maintenance genes in the adaptation of reef-building corals to changing environments. This research program relies on the extensive Pacific wide reef samples from the TARA Pacific expedition centered on three coral genera (Porites, Pocillopora and Millepora) (Planes et al. 2019, see Planes & Allemand 2023 for an overview of the already performed analyses). During the expedition, 2703 coral colonies have been sampled in 32 Pacific islands (Lombard et al. 2023). Metagenomic, Metatranscriptomic and Metabarcode sequences have been produced for 300 of these colonies per genera (Belser et al. 2023). As the TARA Pacific program also produced annotated reference genomes for the three genera sampled (Noel et al. 2023), genome wide SNPs have been identified in each of these samples. Biochemical stress markers phenotypes have been measured for all the sampled colonies (Porro et al. 2023). Extensive historical and extemporaneous environmental quality measures were also associated to each sampling site (Lombard et al. 2023). The preliminary analysis of a third of the samples already allowed for the identification of different phenotypic and genetic signatures in relation to the environment among the three coral genera (Rouan et al. 2023, Porro et al. 2023, Voolstra et al. 2023). The recruited postdoctoral fellow will be in charge of identifying the genetic components of the coral response to the environment.
The postdoctoral fellow will develop his work in collaboration within the international TARA Pacific consortium, and under the direct supervision of Pr. Paola Furla and Dr. D. Forcioli.


The postdoctoral fellow will develop Genotype Environment Association (GEA) and Genomewide Association (GWAS) studies from the TARA Pacific Metagenomic, environmental and phenotypic data, with the aim of identifying SNPs (and the functional genes they belong to) that: 1) display different alleles in different environments, 2) are implicated in biochemical stress response phenotypes (such as ubiquitination, oxidative stress response, telomere length variation, etc…). Coupled to the genomic selection profiles, these results should allow for the identification of putative adaptive genes in these corals.


The successful postdoctoral fellow should have a solid background in population genomics, a proven ability to analyze NGS data. A previous experience in GEA and GWAS would be an asset. Previous knowledge of coral biology is not a prerequisite. As the salary is commensurate to a junior postdoc position, the candidate must have defended his/her thesis less than 2 years before the beginning of the contract in January 2024.

Contexte de travail

The work of the postdoctoral fellow will be part of the Adaptation &Resilience Workgroup currently coordinated by D. Forcioli within the TARA Pacific consortium, in interaction with the Coral Health workgroup of the consortium, to which P. Furla participates.
The postdoctoral fellow will directly collaborate in the team with a PhD currently in charge of the phenotypic analyses.

Informations complémentaires

Information requests should be sent by email to paola.furla@univ-cotedazur.fr and didier.forcioli@univ-cotedazur.fr. However, applications must be uploaded on the dedicated CNRS website.