The candidate must have a degree in biology or related disciplines. Preference will be given to candidates familiar with bioinformatics tools for the analysis of DNA sequence data or practical experience in molecular techniques such as DNA extraction, PCR and DNA sequencing. Good analytical skills will be an advantage, and some knowledge of algae, including diatoms, would be helpful though not essential. Knowledge of R would also be an asset. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are necessary. Applicants should note that the research activities will take place at the IRTA centre in Sant Carles de la Ràpita (under the supervision of Dr. Rosa Trobajo and Dr. David G. Mann) but that the PhD student will work in close collaboration with other labs working on similar projects, both in Spain and internationally.
The position will have a contract length of three years, with an estimated start date at the end of January 2019.