Post-doctoral position in Microbiology (Station Biologique Roscoff)External

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Contact: Dr. François Thomas
E-mail: fthomas [at]
website: Station Biologique de Roscoff
Deadline: March 15, 2017

An 18-months postdoctoral position is available in the Department "Integrative Biology of Marine Models" (LBI2M, UMR8227 CNRS-UPMC) at the Station Biologique de Roscoff (France), to work in the Marine Glycobiology group.

The RegAl project aims at studying the gene expression controls and the role of a predicted regulator for alginate recognition, by combining genetics, transcriptomics, biochemistry, bio-informatics and mathematical modeling. The postdoctoral researcher will study a Z. galactanivorans strain deleted for the predicted regulator. Further, he/she will develop RNA-seq and ChIP-seq approaches to map the regulator binding sites on the genome, identify the genes under its control and the kinetics of regulation. All results will be integrated in a mathematical model for the alginolytic pathway. 

Specific role requirements

Applicants should have less than two years of professional experience after their Ph.D., and have spent at least 12 months outside France between June 2013 and June 2016. The expected starting date is May 2017.  While the deadline for applications is 15 March 2017, applications will be accepted until the role is filled.