Post-doctoral position in Molecular and Cellular Microbiology, France
A 1-year postdoctoral position is available at the Institut Sophia Agrobiotech (ISA, INRA -Université Côte d’Azur-CNRS) at Sophia Antipolis, France. The lab is hiring a postdoc to work on a collaborative project involving biologists and physicists, funded by UCA-JEDI (Plant bioprotection and Biostimulation program). The study is focused on understanding how Phytophthora zoospores control their motion in relation to their ability of undergoing aggregation in vitro and biofilm formation on host surface. The goal is to delineate signaling and cellular responses, as well as metrics of zoospores as active matter during collective motion. The work will be mainly performed at the Institut Sophia Agrobiotech (https://www6.paca.inra.fr/institut-sophia-agrobiotech) in strong interaction with the Institut de Physique de Nice (Xavier Noblin, www.inphyni.cnrs.fr/) in which a post-doc will develop at the same time biophysics of zoospores. For investigation on signaling aspects, the work will also involves a team in the Laboratoire de PhysioMédecine Moléculaire, Laurent Counillon, http://unice.fr/lp2m/fr). A modelling investigation involves a group in the Mathematics institute (Laboratoire J-A Dieudonné, Fernando Peruani).
Job Requirements :
- Ph.D. in Molecular and cellular Microbiology or related field with an emphasis in Plant Pathology.
- Candidates should have experience with transcriptomics, as well as skills in bioinformatics and R language.
- Backgrounds in quantitative cell imaging is also highly desirable.
- An interest to (i) interdisciplinary development and (ii) articulation between basic and applied research on developing tools for managing plant diseases will be greatly appreciated.
Specific Requirements : An interest to (i) interdisciplinary development and (ii) articulation between basic and applied research on developing tools for managing plant diseases will be greatly appreciated.
Pay scale is commensurate with experience. Please, email your application to Eric Galiana, at firstname.lastname@example.org, as a PDF file, which includes a cover letter summarizing your experience, a C.V. including your publications, and names and contact information of references.