28 septiembre 2011

Post-doctoral de Fisiología y Bioquímica en el Centre Scientifique de Monaco

A postdoctoral associate position is available at the Centre Scientifique de Monaco in the Physiology/Biochemistry team led by Dr Sylvie Tambutté (Director of the CSM: Prof. Denis Allemand CSM).

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 (stambutte@centrescientifique.mc) with copy to Prof. Denis Allemand (allemand@centrescientifique.cm)