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PhD opportunity in marine eco-genotoxicology at the Environmental Science Center, Qatar University.

Posted By Brett P. Lyons, Monday, December 12, 2016


PhD opportunity:

In the context of the recently approved Qatar Foundation NPRP9-394-1-090 project: “The Pearl Oyster: from national icon to guardian of Qatar's marine environment” (1), the Environmental Science Center, Qatar University ( has a 36 months research assistant position available for a new PhD student.

The PhD research project will focus on the assessment of the Qatari marine environment ecotoxicological status, focusing on the identification of the potential ecological effects of contaminants at different biological organization levels (gene, chromosome, cell, individual and population), through a multidisciplinary approach, with the evaluation of classical and eco-genotoxicological endpoints, integrative histopathology and the determination of the transcriptomic responses to the different environmental stresses.

The PhD will be performed in collaboration with the Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), Weymouth, UK, and the PhD student will be trained (both in ESC-QU and Cefas) on the main and more recent methodologies for the assessment of the marine environment ecotoxicological status.

For more details, please contact: Dr. Jeff Obbard, Director ESC: or Dr. Alexandra Leitão-Ben Hamadou:


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