Postdoctoral position in evolution and development, Nice, France

A postdoc position is available to study the development and evolution of Caenorhabditis nematodes in variable environments. The project will focus on how developmental mechanisms respond to the environment and how such responses evolve. Research approaches will include developmental genetics, intra- and interspecific comparative analyses, and experimental evolution. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and will participate in the detailed planning of the project. Particularly encouraged are applicants with prior experience in C. elegans research and developmental or evolutionary genetics. The position is for 2 years and the start date is flexible, but ideally before summer 2009. The position is funded by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and open to all nationalities.

Our new research team joins the Institute of Developmental Biology and Cancer (IBDC) in Nice at the end of 2008. The focus of our group is to apply integrative approaches to the study of development at the interface of developmental genetics, ecology and evolution. The IBDC is an international research institute hosting a large number of teams working on diverse topics in developmental and cell biology. 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 ( Informal inquiries welcome. For more information, please visit: