18 October 2012

Postdoc in Bordeaux-France

Postdoctoral positions in the Royou group
Control and dynamics of cell division
European Institute of Chemistry and Biology, 
CNRS, UMR5095, Bordeaux, France

Starting date: January 2013 or subject to negotiation
Duration: 3 years

Two post-doctoral positions funded by an ERC starting grant are available in Dr.  Anne Royouʼs group  (http://www.iecb.u-bordeaux.fr/index.php/fr/equipes/53-control-and-dynamics-of-cell-division)  at the European institute of Chemistry and Biology (IECB) (http://www.iecb.u-bordeaux.fr/).
The lab studies two axes relating to chromosome transmission during cell division using Drosophila as a model system. The first project explores the molecular mechanisms by which broken chromosomes are transmitted efficiently to daughter cells (Royou et a.,  Cell, 2010). The second project will provide insight into the mechanisms that coordinate  chromosome segregation with cell division (Montembault et al., JCB,  in press). The  candidate will work closely with other  team  members using complimentary approaches  including genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and live imaging.
Candidates should hold a PhD and have a strong background in cell biology. We  are particularly interested in candidates who are familiar with the chromatin field. Expertise  in biophysics, microscopy, biochemistry or Drosophila genetics will also be welcomed.
The institute hosts young teams working in a multidisciplinary environment  at the  interface between Biology and Chemistry. The Royou group has access to cutting-edge  technology platforms available at IECB and the University of Bordeaux, providing state-ofthe-art mass spectrometry, structural biology and microscopy facilities.
Bordeaux is a dynamic city located in the South-West of France. It is 40 minutes from the nearest beach and surf spots, one hour from the Dordogne and 3 hours from the Pyrénées.
Candidates should send a  letter of motivation and a  CV including research  experience and a list of publications. Please also provide the name and contact details of  at least two referees.

Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologie
2, rue Robert Escarpit - 33607 Pessac, France
Tél. : +33(0)5 40 00 26 24 - Fax. : +33(0)5 40 00 22 15

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