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Reference : UMR5168-JOHDEC-001
Workplace : GRENOBLE
Date of publication : Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 June 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Gross monthly salary between 2,617 and 3,017 euros depending on experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
The main objective of the project is to reveal the molecular players(genes and proteins) of photosymbiosis (symbiotic relationship between a host and a symbiotic alga). More particularly, the candidate will generate and analyze transcriptomes and proteomes of different photosymbioses and experimental conditions in order to study the functioning of the interaction and more specifically to better understand metabolic connectivity (transporters of the two partners). Fluorescence microscopy will also be conducted to visualize the localization and dynamics of the proteins during symbiosis.
- Laboratory culture and sampling of symbiotic organisms in the field
- Production of transcriptomes and proteomes under different experimental conditions
- Database creation and management (genomes-transcriptomes)
- Fluorescence microscopy
- Communication through international meetings and workshops.
- PhD in cell biology, plankton ecology, eco-physiology, genomics using bioinformatics tools (transcriptomics and proteomics).
- Knowledge and expertise in bioinformatics for the analysis of genomes, transcriptomes and proteomes (prokaryotes or eukaryotes).
- Knowledge and past experiences on microalgae and plants, photosynthesis, marine plankton and symbiosis, confocal microscopy will be appreciated.
- Ability to work independently in an interdisciplinary environment, and to interact in a young and dynamic research group.
The candidate will be part of the Photosymbiosis team (photosymbiosis.com) of the Cellular and Plant Physiology laboratory (LPCV - UMR 5168 - CNRS –CEA - Univ. Grenoble Alpes - INRA) within CEA Grenoble (France). He-She will be recruited thanks to CNRS ATIP-AVENIR funding. The team's projects aim to better understand the functioning of unicellular photosymbiosis that is ubiquituous in aquatic ecosystems by combining subcellular microscopy approaches (nanoSIMS, Synchrotron X-Ray fluorescence, 3D electron microscopy) and omics techniques (metabol-, transcript-, prote-OMICS). He or she will benefit from i) the expertise and knowledge in metabolism and physiology of photosynthetic organisms (plants and microalgae) in the laboratory LPCV, ii) the proteomics platform of the EDyP team (Exploring the Dynamics of Proteomes), iii) and an interdisciplinary environment in Grenoble in cutting-edge high-resolution microscopy and bioinformatics.
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