Laboratory of Evolutionary Ecology
Post-Doc in Phylogenomics
Disentangling the Phylogeny and Evolution of the Willow Family
We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher (max. seven years after obtaining a PhD degree) experienced in bioinformatics and phylogenomics to join our projects exploring plant-herbivore interactions and the evolution of host-plant defences in the willow family (Salicaceae).
Using a series of complementary approaches, we aim to show how plant' chemical diversity arises through biotic and abiotic pressures. Our studies combine field components, manipulative green-house experiments with metabolomics and phylogenomics. You will use a pipeline that our group developed to infer the phylogeny of several temperate and tropical Salicaceae genera using WGS data. We would like you to have an excellent background in bioinformatics and programming.
You will join the Laboratory of Evolutionary Ecology led by Dr Martin Volf at the Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic). The project offers an opportunity to conduct laboratory work in the Czech Republic and abroad within a collaborative network of our colleagues from Europe and overseas. The Department of Ecology, where our laboratory is based, is a diverse, international team (11 nationalities) studying ecology, evolution and biogeography, and a world-class centre for interaction network research with regular publications in leading journals. The Laboratory of Evolutionary Ecology is a new perspective team successful in fundraising and with a good publication record
For more details see: https://jobs.bc.cas.cz/en/detail/87
Volf M., Leong J.V., de Lima Ferreira P., Volfová T., Kozel P., Matos-Maraví P., Hörandl E., Wagner N.D., Luntamo N., Salminen J.-P., Segar S.T., Sedio B.E. (2023) Contrasting levels of β‐diversity and underlying phylogenetic trends indicate different paths to chemical diversity in highland and lowland willow species, Ecology Letters, 26: 1599-1571.,DOI: 10.1111/ele.14273