A two-years postdoc position is open for non-french applicants at the
Laboratoire de Biochimie et Physiologie Moléculaire des Plantes located at
INRA Montpellier, France. The aim of the work is to investigate auxin
transport and signalling in Arabidopsis thaliana and Casuarina glauca in
relation to the regulation of root development by the nitrogen nutrition of
the plant (mutation in nitrate transporter genes in A. thaliana, or
formation of N2-fixing nodules in C. glauca). Highly motivated applicants
with a strong publication record will be considered. The requested
experimental skills include a solid background in cell and molecular
biology. A good experience in protein localisation will be an advantage.
Montpellier is a very attractive city of southern France, with a rich
academic environment in plant sciences (several universities, many research
institutions). The position has to be filled by March 2008, and the salary
will be modulated according to the previous research experience of the
For more information on the research program, please contact Dr. Alain Gojon
([Only registered users see links. ].fr). This postdoc is part of a collaborative project
between four laboratories: Equipe integration
([Only registered users see links. ] Equipe Rhizogenèse
([Only registered users see links. ] Equipe Virtual Plants
([Only registered users see links. ] and the group of Pr. M. Bennet
(CPIB, University of Nottingham, UK).
Applications including detailed CV, a brief description of previous work, a
list of publications and the names of at least two referees must be sent to
Dr. Alain Gojon ([Only registered users see links. ].fr).
References from the participants of the project:
Barbier de Reuille et al 2006 Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 103:1627-1632.
De Smet et al. 2007 Development 134 : 962-973.
Lucas et al. J. Exp. Bot. In press.
Muños et al. 2004 Plant Cell 16: 2433-2447.
Péret et al. 2007 Plant Physiology 144 : 1852-1862.
Remans et al. 2006 Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 103 : 19206-19211.
Dr Laurent LAPLAZE
UMR DIA-PC (Agro.M/INRA/IRD/UMII)
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
911, Avenue Agropolis
34394 Montpellier Cedex 5
Tel: +33 (0)4 67 41 62 02
Fax: +33 (0)4 67 41 62 22 [Only registered users see links. ]