14/07/2021
European Research Council

FELIX - PALEGENOMICS AND POPULATION GENOMICS OF ANCIENT CATS (FELIS SILVESTRIS)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Università degli Studi di Roma di Roma Tor Vergata - Dipartimento di Biologia
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Anthropology
    Biological sciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    18/08/2021 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Italy
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    To be defined
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The postdoc will work on the ERC-funded project “Felix” to conduct paleogenomic analyses on ancient cats. The goal is to generate and analyze genome-wide data from historic and prehistoric specimens to reconstruct the dispersal of domestic cats with humans, admixture events between wild and domestic cat populations, and selective processes in the past.Key tasks:
- Analysis of high-throughput DNA sequencing data from archaeological samples.- Development of targeted-enrichment assays.- Population genomic analysis of ancient DNA data. - Written and oral dissemination of research. Applicants must hold a degree and PhD in biology, bioinformatics or similar. Experience in bioinformatics andcomputational genomics, as well as familiarity with handling NGS data is essential. Proficiency in ancient DNA wet lab analyses is desirable. Demonstrated ability to present research results in international academic contexts and write papers in peer-reviewed journals is also required.

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Eligibility criteria

Eligible destination country/ies for fellows:

  • Italy

Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence:

  • OTHER

Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies:

  • OTHER

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Università degli Studi di Roma di Roma Tor Vergata - Dipartimento di Biologia
Italy

EURAXESS offer ID: 664530
Posting organisation offer ID: 193954

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