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Postdoc on sexual size dimorphism

Where will your career take you after your doctorate? What will you delve into? Are you interested in sexual selection? How can the sexes differ so much in looks and behaviour even though they share most of their genome?

We plan to investigate the molecular and developmental basis of extreme sexual size dimorphism in a spider species where females are on average 75 times heavier than males!

This species has a peculiar mating behaviour in which the males break their reproductive organs into the females' copulatory openings thereby plugging them. And females often cannibalize them during copulation!

Still reading?

Please get in touch with Simona (email: if you want to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships with me:

Deadline for submitting proposals: 13.9.2023


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