The goal of the 3-year postdoc project is to understand whether and how genetic architectures constrain response to selection acting on body size in the medaka (Oryzias latipes). A bi-directional selection experiment during 8 generations has been conducted. Preliminary results suggest that medaka can evolve larger, but not smaller, body sizes. Additionally, selection on body size induces a response in correlated traits (size at maturity, body shape, behavior). The postdoc will have to manage in parallel (i) continuation of the selection experiment for further 4 generations, (ii) develop and improve phenotyping protocols on the selected lines, and (iii) analyze and model the collected data.
For more details of the job specifications and how to apply see the job description.
Application Deadline: 7 July 2016