The Berthelot lab at Institut Pasteur in Paris has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to join our team in an ERC-funded project to explore the functional mechanisms of rapid evolution in mammals. Our team focuses on the uterus, a fascinating yet understudied organ in mammals. Despite its central role in mammalian reproduction, the uterus evolves very rapidly, driven by a continuous evolutionary crosstalk to optimize maternal/embryonic interactions. We want to understand how uterine gene expression programs have repeatedly evolved to produce dramatic phenotypes such as menstruation or invasive embryo implantation – two rare traits that appeared during primate evolution, but have also evolved independently in other mammalian groups. To answer these exciting questions, we combine s

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