PhD Student at the Social and Host-Microbiome Systems Lab

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 Sep 2022

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an international biomedical research institute of excellence, based in Barcelona, Spain, with more than 400 scientists from 44 countries. The CRG is composed by an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team which is supported both by a flexible and efficient administration and by high-end and innovative technologies.

In April 2021, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received the renewal of the 'HR Excellence in Research ' Award from the European Commission. This is a recognition of the Institute's commitment to developing an HR Strategy for Researchers, designed to bring the practices and procedures in line with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code).

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The role

We are looking for a PhD student to join our team and investigate how traits of one individual can be influenced by the genes of their social partners (so-called “indirect genetic effects” or “social genetic effects”, recently discovered in laboratory rodents and humans). Such indirect genetic effects can be mediated by behavioural interactions between individuals or by the exchange of commensal microbes between social partners. The exact project will be chosen together with the selected candidate based on their background and interests, but will be in the broad field of quantitative/statistical/population genetics, be computational in nature and involve advanced statistics and programming.

About the team

Our team is a multidisciplinary team with a love of science. We are pioneering research in the fields of quantitative/statistical/population genetics and in the field of the microbiome. Our research questions are described on our group page: .

Our team is currently composed of two PhD students, a lab manager, an intern and the group leader; it will grow a little over the next year. The team is highly inclusive; we value diversity because it makes research and life richer.

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