UMR CNRS-Université Paul Sabatier 5546, (Toulouse, FRANCE) invites
applications for a Post doctoral position to work on:
Lipoxygenase pathway and plant-pathogen interactions in Arabidopsis
A motivated post-doctoral scientist is required to work on the EU-project
NODO (Natural Oxylipins and Defence in Ornamentals, 2002-2004). The overall
objective of this project is to understand the role of oxylipins, a group of
natural, oxygenated fatty acid-derived molecules, mainly generated in plants
through the lipoxygenase pathway, in Arabidopsis thaliana defence responses.
The position will be available in April, 2003, and funding will be available
till the end of 2004 (21 months).
Previous work has identified several oxylipins of interest and initiated the
creation of transgenic plants in which the constitutive amounts of specific
enzymes involved in the oxylipin pathway should be altered.
The successful applicant will be in charge of:
- the screening and analysis of the transgenic plants (gene expression,
response to pests and pathogens, notably fungal pathogens), in collaboration
with partner laboratories.
- the investigation of the biological activities of selected oxylipins.
Training in basic molecular biology techniques is required. Experience in
transgenic plant analysis and/or handling of Arabidopsis fungal pathogens
would be strongly appreciated. Knowledge of french language is not required.
Candidates must have obtained a PhD in plant science within the last four
years. There is no particular requirement concerning the citizenship of
Net salary will be around 19,000 euro per year.
Our laboratory (http://www.smcv.ups-tlse.fr) is located in Castanet-Tolosan
(Toulouse) in the South of France. It is part of a well-equipped Federative
Research Institute (http://ifr40.smcv.ups-tlse.fr) which comprises about 200
plant and microbe scientists.
For more information about the post-doc, please contact Dr Joëlle Fournier
(fournier at smcv.ups-tlse.fr). To apply, e-mail a CV, including a complete
publication list, a summary (2 pages) of previous research experience and
the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 2 referees to: Joëlle
Fournier (fournier at smcv.ups-tlse.fr, Tel: +33 (0)562 193 514; Fax : +33
(0)562 193 502) or Marie-Thérèse Esquerré-Tugayé
(esquerre at smcv.ups-tlse.fr).