PhD Position: Study gene-environment interactions at the French Riviera (Nice)

PhD Position: Gene-environment interactions in development and evolution (Braendle Lab, Institute of Developmental Biology and Cancer, Nice, France)

A PhD fellowship is available to study how developmental processes respond to environmental variation and how such responses evolve. We use Caenorhabditis nematodes as study organisms and our approaches encompass developmental genetics, intra- and interspecific comparative analyses, experimental evolution and ecology.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and participate in the planning of the project. This 3-year position is funded by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and open to all nationalities.

Starting date: Fall 2009

Our research team has recently been created at the Institute of Developmental Biology and Cancer (IBDC) in Nice. The focus of our group is to apply integrative approaches to the study of developmental systems and their evolution. The IBDC is an international research institute hosting a large number of teams working on diverse topics in development, cell biology and cancer. The institute, located in the city centre, has excellent research facilities and provides an interactive scientific environment.

To apply, send a summary of your research interests and future plans, CV, names and contact information for three references to Christian Braendle (, BEFORE April 15, 2009. Informal inquiries welcome. For more information, please visit: