Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (22/11/2012 02.54)

Genome sequencing of the diatom Pseudo-nitzschia multistriata and preliminary comparative genomics studies

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The research project focuses on Pseudo-nitzschia multistriata, an ecologically important species in the Mediterranean Sea that is an excellent model diatom mainly because of its short life cycle and the controllable genetics. These features are not shared by other diatoms studied in the laboratory. We are sequencing the genome and the transcriptome of Pseudo-nitzschia multistriata in order to consolidate this species as a genetic model organism, to pave the way for functional genomic studies and to explore in details its metabolic properties. The candidate will contribute to the analysis, annotation and data-mining of sequencing data generated. The candidate will be required to spend a short time in the UK at the genomic institute with whom we collaborate in order to receive training appropriate to the type of analysis to be performed

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Research Fields

Biological sciences

Eligibility criteria

To participate in the competition, candidates must possess the following qualifications: Degree in Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Informatics, Bioinformatics, Functional Genomics or disciplines related to biology, bioinformatics, informatics and statistics. Knowledge of the English language is required and basic experience in programming in Unix is strongly desirable. These requirements must be fulfilled on the date of expiry of the deadline for submission of applications for admission to the selection. The exclusion from the selection, for lack of necessary qualifications, shall be introduced by decree notified of motivated

Selection process

Competition based on qualifications and colloquio. La assessment of the candidates will be conducted by a special jury, which will examine the qualifications and the performance of an interview aimed at ascertaining the candidate's professional expertise in scientific, as well as his attitude to carry out specific research subject of the application

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget19367
International mobility required ?yes
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityno
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

Public research
Napoli - Italy