ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversité de Bordeaux / University of Bordeaux
RESEARCH FIELDAgricultural sciencesBiological sciences
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)Recognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE01/10/2022 01:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONFrance › Talence / Villenave D&#039;ornon
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/10/2022
A 2 years (+1) position supported by Bordeaux Plant Science (BPS) research program is available in the UAR Bordeaux Imaging Center 3420 in Bordeaux, France. This post-doc position is one of 19 offered positions as part of Bordeaux University excellence BPS program, which will provide access to many scientific events and resources. The successful candidate will work on the project WP2 Com4LIFE.
Mission: Identify and integrate intercellular communication networks during development and viral infection using multimodal 3-D microscopy approaches (WP2 Com4LIFE, GPR Bordeaux Plant Sciences).
Job description: Intercellular communications in plants involve nanoscopic membrane channels: plasmodesmata. In order to develop harmoniously and to adapt to environmental constraints, plants will specifically modulate these communications. These modulations can affect the number and the permeability of plasmodesmata. The observations of plasmodesmata require advanced microscopy techniques. In order to highlight the regulation of intercellular communication networks, the post-doc will use multimodal 3D imaging approaches (immunofluorescence, confocal/Airyscan microscopy and electron microscopy) to access to the number, the permeability and the ultrastructure of plasmodesmata on the very same samples. This study will focus on the root tip, the graft interface and infected leaves of Arabidopis thaliana and Nicotina benthamiana as well as on tomato fruit. An integration of the 3D-views of the plasmodesmata networks obtained for these different models will be performed to better understand the regulatory mechanisms involved at the different cellular interfaces.
This project will be conducted on the green campus of the Grande Ferrade on the plant imaging pole (https://www.bic.u-bordeaux.fr/) at the interface of UMRs 1332 (https://www6.bordeaux-aquitaine.inrae.fr/bfp) and 5200 (https://www.biomemb.cnrs.fr/). The post-doc will benefit from the involvement of researchers and technical staff and will have access to a culture chamber, greenhouses and microscopy systems.
Bordeaux is an easy-going and enjoyable UNESCO world heritage city with many cultural, social, sportive events, famous for its vineyards and only one hour away from marvellous sand beaches.
We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a good publication track-record and a strong commitment to research in Plant cell biology, sample fixation/labeling, confocal/electron microscopy, image analysis/processing. A previous experience in microscopy approaches would be appreciated. Good english communication skills (written and oral) are expected.
EURAXESS offer ID: 794373
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