A post-doctoral position is available in Grenoble, France, to investigate
a novel cellular signaling pathway that uses the ubiquitous but still
mysterious serine/threonine kinase, CK2a (see Hériché et al., Science 276,
Topics to be addressed will be the regulation of CK2a by mitogen and
neurotrophin receptor-stimulated kinases; the regulation of protein
phosphatase 2A (PP2A) by CK2a; or the role of CK2a in neuronal signaling.
The Department of Structural and Molecular Biology is run by the French
research agencies, CEA, CNRS and INSERM. The Department has
state-of-the-art facilities for molecular- and cell-biological work,
including e. g. transgenic mouse lab, microinjection, Biacore, an on-site
contractor for automated DNA sequencing, in-house protein analysis by 2d
gel electrophoresis / mass spectrometry, and protein modeling.
Grenoble has a large, international scientific and technical community.
Day care for young children is normally no problem. The city is located in
a valley surrounded by the French Alps, with an international airport 90
km away; Switzerland, Italy, Southern France and Paris are 2-3 hours away
by car or high-speed train.
Applicants should have a PhD degree in an area related to molecular and
cellular biology, and be familiar with directed mutagenesis, protein
expression and analysis, immunological assays and cell culture techniques.
Phosphorylation site mapping and neuronal cell culture are a plus. It is
expected that candidates try to secure their own funding through one of
the available fellowship schemes; however, if needed, the Department will
be able to pay for the selected applicant¹s salary. Potentially interested
individuals are encouraged to send a.s.a.p. a CV and the names of two
Dr. Yves Goldberg
17 rue des Martyrs, F-38054 Grenoble, France
Phone:+33 476 88 52 86
Fax: +33 476 88 50 58
E-mail: Yves at borgne.ceng.cea.fr