19-months postdoc position, at LIPM, Toulouse, France
To study the mode of action of the F-box "GALA" type III effector
proteins of Ralstonia solanacearum on Arabidopsis.
Available from 1st September 2008 (starting no later than 1st January 2009)
The LIPM (www.toulouse.inra.fr/centre/lipm), in Toulouse, France, is a
dynamic and international group of researchers studying plant-microbe
interactions. It provides an excellent scientific environment and
facilities to carry out this project.
Together with the project leader, a PhD student and technical
assistance, the candidate will carry out Arabidopsis molecular genetics,
bacterial infection studies, protein biochemistry in order to identify
and characterize the targets of the GALA proteins injected by
R. solanacearum in plant cells.
Annual Gross salary of 25 611 EUR (expected Net salary around 1800
EUR/month including health and unemployment benefits).
Starting the 1^st of February 2008 or soon after.
Should have experience in plant molecular genetics and preferably also
protein biochemistry The candidate is expected to have a strong
enthusiasm (not necessary previous experience) for plant-pathogenic
bacteria interactions. Good English scientific communication skills are
Please send email inquiry and application, with subject header "postdoc
GALA", to Nemo Peeters (peeters from toulouse.inra.fr, tel:+33561285592).
Application should contain a cover letter outlining previous experience,
a curriculum vitae and up to three reference contact details.
Living in Toulouse:
Fourth largest city in France, Toulouse is attractive in terms of
cultural and sport activities. The South of France is renowned for its
quality of life.
*Kajava, AV., Anisimova, M. and Peeters, N. (2008). Origin and evolution
of GALA-LRR, a new member of the CC-LRR subfamily: from plants to
bacteria? PLoS ONE 3(2): e1694.
*Angot, A., Vergunst, A., Genin, S., and Peeters, N. (2007).
Exploitation of eukaryotic ubiquitin signaling pathways by effectors
translocated by bacterial type III and type IV secretion systems. PLoS
Pathog /3/, e3.
*Angot, A., Peeters, N., Lechner, E., Vailleau, F., Baud, C.,
Gentzbittel, L., Sartorel, E., Genschik, P., Boucher, C., and Genin, S.
(2006). /Ralstonia solanacearum /requires F-box-like domain-containing
type III effectors to promote disease on several host plants. Proc Natl
Acad Sci U S A /103/, 14621-14625.