Post-doctoral associate position
A postdoctoral associate position is available at the Centre Scientifique de Monaco in the Physiology/Biochemistry
team led by Dr Sylvie Tambutté.
The team works on biomineralization and symbiosis at molecular, cellular and organism levels in Cnidarians and more specifically in Corals. The team's research concerns the mechanisms of skeleton formation including the mechanisms of ion transport and deposition, the role of organic matrix and the role of the symbiotic relationship between the host animal and its photosynthetic partner.
The post-doctoral associate will work on the characterization of intercellular junctions involved in ion paracellular permeability and intercellular communication. Molecular resources are now available for corals, and the project will build on these to better understand the molecular mechanisms underlying key aspects of coral biology. After molecular characterization, the approach will involve determining the epithelial localization of the junctions and their functional properties/regulation.
Net Salary level: 2570 Euros (health and accident insurance are provided by CSM)
Location: Centre Scientifique de Monaco, Avenue Saint-Martin, 98000 Monaco
Closing Date for applications: 15 November 2011
Interviews: in the first two weeks of December 2011
Decision date: 15 December 2011
Appointment period: Ideal start date is beginning of 2012
One year in the first instance.
Selection criteria include:
- PhD degree obtained after 2008 in related discipline,
- relevant research experience with research ability in molecular biology and cellular physiology
that can be applied to characterize intercellular junctions in corals,
- excellent publication record in molecular biology and cellular physiology,
- demonstrated ability to collaborate in addition to effective interpersonal and communication skills.
To apply, please forward a Curriculum Vitae,
a two page outline of future research plans,
pdfs of up to three recent publications, names and email addresses of three potential referees,
and a cover letter briefly addressing the selection criteria to:
Dr. Sylvie Tambutté firstname.lastname@example.org
with copy to:
Prof. Denis Allemand: email@example.com
Corinne Gaziello: firstname.lastname@example.org