Update: the application period has expired for this call.
The 2009 application period for the post-doc “Juan de la Cierva” programs is about to open. Our group might consider applicants with a good research trajectory willing to pursue a successful career in the field of basic or applied animal reproduction. We will appreciate previous experience on reproductive techniques (specially spermatology and IVF), but expertise in different fields should not be a problem if presented properly. Multidisciplinary approaches to our current working lines might be of great value for us. A background in embryo technologies, image analysis, statistics, bioinformatics, bioengineering, and such would be an important added value for the group.
We currently have two lines for this position:
- Development of sperm selection devices: we are studying the fate of the spermatozoa in the ovine female tract, developing devices to evaluate and select spermatozoa, based in the ovine cervix biology.
- Primordial germ cell culture (zebrafish): The main goal of this project is to establish the culture conditions for primordial germ cells (PGC) and spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) allowing genetic manipulation of these cells in culture (gene transfer and knock out) and their further selection. We also propose to generate molecular tools to facilitate a better isolation of PGCs and SSCs in zebrafish.
If you want to work with us, send your CV and a brief proposal letter. If we consider your offer, we will fully support and help you during the application process. Important: the position relies on a successful application to the Juan de la Cierva program, therefore it is not guaranteed. Requirements are a good CV (specially publications) and less than 3 years of post-doctoral experience (Ph. D. after 2006).