Recent genomic studies revealed a large variability of sex chromosomes in vertebrates, and challenged the role of previously assumed general evolutionary drivers and other aspects of the sex chromosome differentiation process. The long-term plan of the team is to expand our knowledge and clarify the role of sexual antagonism, repetitive elements, chromosome rearrangements, gene dose regulatory mechanisms and function of sex determining loci in the differentiation rate of sex chromosomes, and to test traditional and novel hypothesis in a comparative phylogenetic framework, examining vertebrate lineages that independently co-opted the same genomic regions for the role of sex chromosomes. The ideal candidate should have solid working knowledge on bioinformatics with emphasis in genomics, transcriptomics and/or proteomics analysis. Previous working experience with vertebrates or the evolution of sex chromosomes is important, but not mandatory.
Salary: co-founding 1000 EUR/month is ensured
Co-founding resources: GACR project 23-07347S
Department: Dept. of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University
Supervisor: Michail Rovatsos
Position available from: January 1, 2024
Deadline date for applications: July 25th, 2023