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Postdoctoral position in GIF-SUR-YVETTE France

Nobody nobody at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Thu Dec 26 06:41:47 EST 2002

Postdoctoral position in GIF-SUR-YVETTE
EU - Research Training Network on Novel Ion Channels In Plants (NICIP)

Plant ion channels play important roles in physiological processes 
such as osmoregulation, turgor-driven movements and control of 
membrane potential, and thereby influence the development of higher 
plants, differentiation of their organs and specialisation of 
individual cell types. The joint project NICIP aims at improving 
knowledge on novel ion channels in plant cells at the molecular and 
protein level by using multidisciplinary approaches. It includes 6 
European labs who have scheduled exchanges of fellows to provide 
additional training, workshops, and annual meetings : (1) Bernd 
Mueller-Roeber / Katrin Czempinski, Potsdam, Germany; (2) Mark 
Tester, Cambridge, Great Britain; (3) H=E9l=E8ne Barbier-Brygoo, 
Gif-sur-Yvette, France; (4) Herv=E9 Sentenac / Sabine Zimmermann, 
Montpellier, France; (5) Enrico Martinoia, Neuch=E2tel, Switzerland; 
(6) Franco Gambale, Genova, Italy.

	A postdoctoral position for a European (but not French) 
citizen, is available immediately and open for 3 years in the group 
of H=E9l=E8ne Barbier-Brygoo in Gif sur Yvette (25 km South West of 
Paris). Our group is working on the molecular mechanisms of anion 
transport across plant membranes. Current research is dedicated to 
electrophysiological characterization of plasma membrane anion 
channels and molecular identification of anion channel genes in 
Arabidopsis thaliana. Our group is part of the "Institut des Sciences 
du V=E9g=E9tal" belonging to the CNRS, and offers all facilities of plant 
molecular biology, membrane biochemistry, electrophysiology and cell 
biology (fluorescence and confocal microscopy).
The postdoctoral researcher will participate in the molecular and 
functional characterisation of genes from the Arabidopsis CLC 
(ChLoride Channel) family, including expression in heterologous 
systems and study of cellular and subcellular localisation of channel 
proteins. He(she) will also identify and analyse new insertion 
mutants in CLC genes with the purpose to correlate their phenotype 
with electrophysiological abnormalities in the anion currents 
measured on native plant cell membranes by the patch-clamp technique.
All motivated EU candidates with a strong background in molecular 
biology and/or transport physiology will be considered. Previous 
experience in electrophysiology or plant biology is not required as 
training can be provided. Applications including CV, a description of 
previous research experience and names and addresses of two possible 
referees should be sent by Email to H=E9l=E8ne Barbier-Brygoo 
(brygoo at isv.cnrs-gif.fr).

=46or more information, contact:
Helene Barbier-Brygoo
Institut des Sciences du V=E9g=E9tal (UPR 2355)
CNRS, Avenue de la Terrasse
=46-91198 GIF-SUR-YVETTE Cedex
Phone:  +33 1 69 82 38 68
=46ax:  +33 1 69 82 37 68
Email brygoo at isv.cnrs-gif.fr


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