7 June 2011

PostDoc Angers

PostDoc in gene regulation and systems biology

A postdoctoral position is available for 2 years in Angers, France, to study the regulatory networks of seed maturation in relation to physiological seed quality.

The successful candidate will join the 'Seed desiccation tolerance and conservation team' (Conserto) of the INRA Molecular Seed Physiology laboratory at Angers, France.

The project proposes a large-scale acquisition and integration of data using a number of previously developed physiological models related to the acquisition and loss of desiccation tolerance and longevity in seeds of Medicago truncatula, one of the genetic and genomic model species for legumes. Transcriptomic datasets will be generated using a new and comprehensive array designed in this project, together with the acquisition
of metabolite profiles. Using this information, the postdoctoral fellow will create underlying regulatory networks to highlight putative key hubs involved in the regulation of seed survival in the dry state. The network
will be validated through functional analysis of insertion or TILLING mutants of M. truncatula.

The candidate will hold a PhD in molecular biology with skills in bioinformatics and modeling. Knowledge of plant or seed biology is an asset.

French citizens are not eligible.
Duration: 24 months, starting October 2011.
Location: UMR 1191 Molecular Seed Physiology, Angers, France.

How to Apply / Contact:
Applicants should provide a letter of interest, a complete CV, and two reference letters. The requested information should be send to the contact person : Dr. Julia Buitink (julia.buitink@angers.inra.fr), UMR Molecular Seed Physiology, 16 Bd Lavoisier, 49045 Angers, France. (tel +33 241 22 55 44).
UMR Physiologie Moléculaire des Semences
Julia.Buitink@angers.inra.fr <mailto:Prenom.Nom@angers.inra.fr

Centre Angers-Nantes
ARES - 16 Bd Lavoisier
49045 Angers cedex 01 - France
Tel 02 41 22 55 44
Fax 02 41 22 55 49

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