Postdoctoral position with NEXTGEN!
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to develop scientific research activities in the scientific field of Marine Biology, within the scope of the Project “NEXTGEN – POTENTIAL FOR MULTIGENERATIONAL ACCLIMATION OF FISHES TO OCEAN WARMING AND ACIDIFICATION“, lead by Ana Margarida Faria (www.amfaria.com).
In this project we aim at investigating the potential of fish to acclimate, through developmental and/or transgenerational plasticity, to future global changes. The strategy will be to run a multigenerational experiment on a temperate fish species and use physiological, molecular, behavioural and whole-organism indicators of stress as endpoints. Specifically, the impacts on 1) parental care and reproductive output; 2) expression of reproduction-associated genes and steroid hormones; 3) juvenile growth and survival; 4) juvenile social behaviour and 5) metabolic rates, will be assessed in two generations.
The successful candidate will actively be involved in all these tasks, as well as data analysis, preparation of manuscripts and scientific reports, in addition to dissemination activities.