Postdoctoral fellowship

Postdoctoral fellowship in Plant Signaling
University of Tours - France

A one year Postdoctoral fellowship is available at the Department of Plant Biomolecules and Biotechnology at the University of Tours (France).
The aim of the project is to analyze the modulation of the cytokinin signaling by a mechanistic study of the CHASE domain-containing histidine kinase receptors (CHK) from the apple tree. Areas of interest combine mutagenesis, functional approach in yeast and subcellular localization.
This exploration work on the five Malus domestica CHKs could lead to further elucidate amino acids or specific regions conditioning the features of these receptors towards cytokinin sensing. A better understanding of the properties could lead to the development of these receptors as biotechnological tools.
To apply for this position, you must have a PhD in Molecular Biology or related subject with good experience in molecular biology. Knowledge in yeast manipulation and fluorescence imaging would be advantageous.

Eligibility: The candidate must have obtained his/her PhD abroad (outside France), and less than 7 years ago.

Nature of the fellowship: The appointment will be for a period of one-year. The eligible fellow will be granted social security benefits and will be paid Euro 23 000 (net wage) per annuum.

Tours is located in the famous Châteaux de la Loire Valley. The TGV high-speed train puts Tours at only 55 minutes from the centre of Paris, and allows direct connections to all the major airports.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Gaëlle Glevarec and Sébastien Besseau, tel: +33 247 36 72 15

Applicant should send their curriculum vitae including name and e-mail addresses of two referees to Dr. Gaëlle Glévarec and Dr. Sébastien Besseau, Université de Tours, Faculté de Pharmacie, EA2106 Biomolécules et Biotechnologies Végétales, 31 avenue Monge, 37200 TOURS, France.

Deadline : May 10th.

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