post-doc position

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Wed Nov 6 13:01:13 EST 1996

Post-doctoral position in Plant Signal Transduction (Signaux et Messages Cellulaires chez les Végétaux, UMR 5546 CNRS-UPS, Toulouse France. Director:R. Ranjeva)

A post-doctoral associate may be appointed by the French Ministère des Affaires Etrangères to join the group working on "receptors and second messengers" in Toulouse for one or possibly two years. The awardee selected by a ad hoc committee of the French M
scientific environment:

 The research group (seven (7)  researchers and two (2) engineers holding permanent positions) is interested in the general problem of plant cell signalling with a special emphasis on the regulation of plasma membrane-bound voltage-dependent calcium chann
The research group uses important core facilities making it possible to perform most of the modern methods in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology and patch-clamp. The group is involved in ntional and international programs and networks (for example t
Four representative papers of the group: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, (1993) 90,. 765-769.; EMBO J., (1994) 13, pp. 2970-2975. EMBO J., (1994) 13, pp. 5843-5847. FEBS Lett., (1996) 393, pp13-18.
The post-doctoral associate will be selected on the basis of his CV and his research proposal which will be discussed. He has to be specialized in one (or more) of the following fields:
- electrophysiology (patch-clamp),
- modern cytology including fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy and/otr image analysis,
- biochemistry of protein-protein interactions.
- Ph D degree obtained for less than four (4)  years before appointment,
- International records of publications,
- three confidential letters of recommendation.
salary and environment::
The salary, paid by the French Ministère des Affaires Etrangères is approximately FF 12 000 corresponding to the salary of an Assistant Professor. 
Toulouse is part of the French Languedoc (southwest) and renowed for his history, culture and gastronomy. Toulouse is only two-hour drive from the Pyrénees, the Mediterranean Sea or the Atlantic Ocean and hosts 100 000 students.

Dead line for application: 7 january 1997. Please send your CV and research proposal to R. Ranjeva email ranjeva at ou umr5546 at Téléphone: +33 5 61556753 (secrétariat) or
 + 33 5 556751
letters of recommendation should be sent to: R. Ranjeva, UMR 5546 CNRS-UPS, "Signaux et Messages Cellulaires" bat 4 R1, Université P. Sabatier, 118, Route de Narbonne 31062 Toulouse cedex 4

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