Post-Doc position in Plant Development

A 2-year post-doc position (with the possibility of extension) is available in the “Hormonal signalling and development” team of the Plant Reproduction and Development (RDP) laboratory (ENS Lyon, France), in the context of an HFSP-funded project in collaboration with UC Davis, Düsseldorf University and the John Innes Centre.

Expected starting date : November 2021.

The RDP laboratory is a world-leading research centre on plant development and quantitative biology. The laboratory offers a highly stimulating international and interdisciplinary environment where expertise ranges from molecular genetics, genomics, cell biology to biophysics, mathematics and computational modelling. The laboratory is located in the ENS de Lyon elite University in the vibrant city of Lyon in the south of France.

Research topic

The post-doc to be hired will work on the model moss Physcomitrium patens to explore the fundamental question of how phyllotaxis emerges from biochemical and physical signals at single-cell resolution, using approaches in developmental genetics, optical live imaging and optogenetics.

Required skills

We are looking for highly motivated and creative candidates with a proven ability to solve scientific problems, critically discuss experimental results and interact with scientists from distinct backgrounds (biologists, modellers, bio-physicists, computer scientists).
The candidates should have practical skills in cell/tissue culture, molecular biology and live confocal imaging. The working language of the laboratory and the team is English. Excellent written and communication skills are required.

Scientific references

The post-doc will work under the supervision of Dr. Teva VERNOUX and Dr. Yoan COUDERT.
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Année : 2021-2022