Pre- or Post-doctoral research positions in insect genomics and biotechnology

The Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Genomics of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the University of Thessaly in Greece is searching for one or two motivated and enthusiastic candidates, either for post-doctoral research or to work towards a PhD degree. The overall project focuses on the masculinization mechanism of the olive fruit fly and the structure, function and evolution of its Y chromosome. The research builds on the recent discovery of the maleness factor of Tephritids and an equally recent whole genome assembly of the olive fly. The genome assembly includes an excellent assembly of the Y chromosome, a notoriously difficult chromosome to put together due to its repetitive and heterochromatic nature.
The Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology is part of the Health Sciences Campus of the University of Thessaly, located in the city of Larissa, in central Greece, half way between Athens and Thessaloniki. The Department if fully equipped with all necessary state-of-the-art systems (including microinjection station, confocal microscopy etc). Research is financially supported by a Hellenic National grant on Synthetic Biology (OMIC-Engine) and a Coordinated Research Project of the International Atomic Energy Agency (CRP, IAEA).
Ideally, candidates must have background in molecular biology, genetics, genomics and biochemistry, experience with insects, they should be eager to learn new skills and they should provide very good recommendation letters.
For more information, please contact Prof. Kostas Mathiopoulos: kmathiop@bio.uth.gr

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