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.

13 November 2017


Project Title: Top down control of marine protists by mixotrophs.

Objectives: ESR3 will explore predator-prey interactions where mixotrophs are the predators, with the final objective of quantifying in situ mixotrophic impact on other protists. In particular, the following topics will be addressed:

Develop a new technique to quantify predation by mixotrophs.
Evaluate, in the laboratory, differences in feeding rates amongst different mixotroph functional groups and the main factors affecting them.
Evaluate contribution of predation to growth.
Implement the new technique to estimate predatory activity of mixotrophs in the field.


Project Title: Interactions between mixotrophs and their predators.

Objectives: ESR9 will study the bottom up/top down interactions between mixotrophs and their predators, namely copepods. In particular, the following topics will be addressed:

Explore impacts of the nutritional status of mixotrophic prey on prey selection by copepods. 
E9.O2 Explore impacts of nutritional status of mixotrophs on copepod physiology and growth. 
E9.O3 Optimise and validate copepod consumer dynamics models against experimental data. 
E9.O4 Disseminate new understanding of predator-prey interactions impacting on the trophic web leading to fisheries through scientific and public facing media.


This is a 3 years fixed term position from approximately 1st March 2018. Applications can be submitted until 10th December 2017.

To apply please send all the documentation to mailto:acalbet [at] icm [dot] csic [dot] es ( )acalbet [at] icm [dot] csic [dot] es or enric [at] icm [dot] csic [dot] es

Download full application

6 March 2017

Resolución de 24 de febrero de 2017, de la Subsecretaría, por la que se convoca proceso selectivo para acceso, por el sistema de promoción interna, a la Escala de Ayudantes de Investigación de los Organismos Públicos de Investigación.

La presente convocatoria, se publicará en el Punto de Acceso General a través de su página web, en la página web del Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad; y en la de los Organismos Públicos de Investigación;,,,,,;

Se convoca proceso selectivo para cubrir 43 plazas de la Escala de Ayudantes de Investigación de los Organismos Públicos de Investigación Código 5024 por el sistema de promoción interna.
Del total de estas plazas se reservarán 2 plazas, para quienes tengan la condición legal de personas con discapacidad con un grado igual o superior al 33 %.

Las solicitudes deberán cumplimentarse en el modelo oficial de solicitud 790, al que se accederá, con carácter general, a través de la página web

En todo caso, la solicitud deberá presentarse en el plazo de veinte días hábiles contados a partir del día siguiente al de la fecha de publicación de esta convocatoria en el «Boletín Oficial del Estado». La no presentación en tiempo y forma supondrá la exclusión del aspirante.

BOE del lunes 6 de marzo de 2017. Páginas 16451 a la 16470. Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad.



27 February 2017

Resolución de 20 de febrero de 2017, de la Secretaría de Estado de Función Pública, por la que se nombran funcionarios de carrera, por el sistema general de acceso libre, en la Escala de Científicos Titulares de los Organismos Públicos de Investigación.

Tomar posesión de sus destinos en el plazo de un mes, a partir del día siguiente al de la publicación de esta Resolución en el «Boletín Oficial del Estado».

BOE del lunes 27 de febrero de 2017. Páginas 13463 a la 113485. Ministerio de Hacienda y Función Pública


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