22 November 2019

The Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM), CSIC is seeking a highly motivated professional on gender equality to join our centre in Barcelona, Spain.

The professional will work on the EC-funded, H2020-SwafS-2018-2020 project ‘Leading Towards Sustainable Gender Equality Plans in research performing organizations’ (LeTSGEPs) that aims at connecting 6 Research Performing Organizations in the design and implementation of Gender Equality Plans (GEPs). The project seeks to design actions and implement measures that will lead to systemic institutional change and address gender bias in Research Organizations at a very initial stage of gender equality measures implementation such as ICM.

Applications can be submitted until the 15th January 2020 by e-mail to Esther Garces (esther [at] icm [dot] csic [dot] es) and Elena Torrecilla (torrecilla [at] icm [dot] csic [dot] es). Please include “‘LeTSGEPs position” in the subject of your e-mail. More information in attached file.

18 November 2019

The Group of Biology of Reproduction is seeking a PhD student and a bioinformatitian to join our research team at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) by the beginning of 2020. The person will work in a stimulating project to study the epigenetic marks in the zebrafish and European sea bass genomes caused by the interactions of the immune and reproduction systems.

Applications can be submitted until 15th December 2019 to Dr. Laia Ribas (lribas [at] icm [dot] csic [dot] es). For further information, please check linked documents.

> PhD position at the Group of Biology of Reproduction (ICM-CSIC)

> Bioinformatitian position at the Group of Biology of Reproduction (ICM-CSIC)

31 July 2019

Seeking for a motivated student to start a PhD in Reproductive Endocrinology at ICM-CSIC. Our group holds a strong research record and long-lasting cooperations with different research institutions. Check attached document and contact DR. Mercedes Blázquez (blazquez [at] icm [dot] csic [dot] es) for further information. DEADLINE: September 20th 2019. Download full application here.


25 April 2019

The Biological Littoral Processes Lab led by Esther Garcés is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our research team at the Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) in Barcelona, Spain. The postdoctoral researcher will work on a project funded by a Plan Nacional project COPAs (Understanding top-down control in coastal bloom-forming protist: opening the parasitic compartiment) that aims at identifying the diversity of phytoplankton parasites in marine coastal environments.

The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for the in silico characterization of environmental samples, from water column to sediment. Among others, the candidate must be proficient in HTS data analysis (e.g. Illumina metabarcoding datasets), including scripting, programming, statistical analyses and applying common standard analysis tools and algorithms (vsearch, DADA2, R, python, Slurm, etc). Knowledge on phylogenetic analyses (e.g. Maximum Likelihood, Bayesian inference) is desired.

A PhD in Bioinformatics or a related field, good programming skills, and good writing skills are required. Experience with state-of-the-art approaches to analyse the molecular data generated in the ICM under an ecological point of view (diversity, community composition, taxonomic classification) is required. Previous postdoctoral experience will be considered.


Applications can be submitted until 1th June 2019. Download full application here.

10 September 2018

The Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) is seeking a pre-doctoral student to work in the area of Reproductive Endocrinology. One of the goals of our current research is to study the regulation of the initial stages of gametogenesis and the effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) in aquatic organisms at different molecular levels using Systems Biology approaches.


The successful candidate will be involved in a research project that will develop an array of molecular and cell biology tools, including different techniques for gene and protein expression analysis (qPCR, RNA-sequencing, in situ hybridisation, and immunohistochemistry), cell and organ cultures, and the analysis of epigenetic markers among others. The student will work with fish as a main model although other aquatic species may be considered. The ultimate goal will be to develop a set of tools that will allow to integrate “omic” analysis at several levels (epigenomics and transcriptomics). This will allow to discover molecular biomarkers that can be used to identify germ cells at initial stages (before the onset of meiosis) and evaluate the effects of the exposure to pollutants on their reproductive success, focusing on the prediction of phenotypic traits and outcomes.


Applications can be submitted until September 28th 2018. Download full application here.

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