2-year postdoc position, at LIPM, Toulouse, France__
To study the mode of action of the F-box "GALA" type III effector
proteins of /Ralstonia solanacearum /on Arabidopsis.
The LIPM (www.toulouse.inra.fr/centre/lipm), in Toulouse, France, is a
dynamic and international group of researchers studying plant-microbe
interactions. It provides an excellent scientific environment and
facilities to carry out this project.
Together with the project leader, a PhD student and technical assistance
(protein biochemistry, plant transformation and microscopy facilities),
the candidate will carry out Arabidopsis molecular genetics, cell
biology and E3-ubiquitine ligase related biochemistry in order to
identify and characterize the targets of the GALA proteins injected by
/R. solanacearum /in plant cells in order to understand the contribution
of these type III effectors to the virulence of this bacterium.
*Angot, A., Vergunst, A., Genin, S., and Peeters, N. (2007).
Exploitation of eukaryotic ubiquitin signaling pathways by effectors
translocated by bacterial type III and type IV secretion systems. PLoS
Pathog /3/, e3.
*Angot, A., Peeters, N., Lechner, E., Vailleau, F., Baud, C.,
Gentzbittel, L., Sartorel, E., Genschik, P., Boucher, C., and Genin, S.
(2006). /Ralstonia solanacearum /requires F-box-like domain-containing
type III effectors to promote disease on several host plants. Proc Natl
Acad Sci U S A /103/, 14621-14625.
The candidate should have experience, with a proven track record of
publication, in plant molecular genetics, protein biochemistry and/or
cell biology. The candidate is expected to have a strong enthusiasm (not
necessary previous experience) for plant-pathogenic bacteria
interactions. Good English scientific communication skills are essential.
Annual Gross salary of 25 611 EUR (expected Net salary around 1800
EUR/month including health and unemployment benefits).
Starting the 1^st of February 2008 or soon after.
Please send email inquiry and application, with subject header "postdoc
GALA", to Nemo Peeters (peeters from toulouse.inra.fr
<mailto:peeters from toulouse.inra.fr>). Application should contain a cover
letter outlining previous experience, a curriculum vitae and up to three
reference contact details.
_Living in Toulouse:_
Fourth largest city in France, Toulouse is attractive in terms of
cultural and sport activities. The South of France is renowned for its
quality of life!
Dr Nemo Peeters
UMR 441-2594 (INRA-CNRS)
BP 52627 Chemin de Borde Rouge-Auzeville
31326 Castanet Tolosan France