General information

Reference : UMR5004-CECABA-021
Date of publication : Monday, March 15, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
Contract Period : 30 months
Expected date of employment : 1 July 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Between 2460€ and 2640€ gross / month – depending on experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent

Applications must be submitted by :


A Postdoctoral research position is available at the Biochemistry and Plant Molecular Physiology (BPMP) institute (Montpellier, France). The aim of this project funded by the French research council (ANR) is to understand better the early signaling events of plant response to osmotic stress. For this, we are using advance live cell imaging technics, biochemistry and genetics approaches to study the role of membrane nanodomain organization during plant signaling in Arabidopsis.

Selected publications
Smokvarska et al., 2020 Current Biology doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.09.013
Smokvarska et al., 2020 Plant Physiology doi:org/10.1093/
Platre et al., 2019 Science doi: 10.1126/science.aav9959
Martiniere et al., 2019 Plant Physiology doi: 10.1104/pp.18.01065
Hosy et al., 2015 Molecular Plant doi: 10.1016/j.molp.2014.10.006.
Martiniere et al., 2012 PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.1202040109


We are seeking a highly motivated and independent scientist with previous experience in a plant biology laboratory. The candidate should have particular skills in live cell imaging including quantitative image analysis, single molecule imaging and FRET sensor imaging. Good communication skills are required.


Cursus :
Ph.D with a previous experience in plant biology laboratory.
Competencies :
Molecular biology technics (DNA extraction, cloning, RT-PCR, …)
Live cell imaging (confocal microscopy, TIRF, FRET-FLIM, super-resolution)
Protein biochemistry (Western, Co-IP, …)
Quantitative genetic (GWAS)
Transgenesis, in vitro culture,
Software : Advance knowledge in image analysis
Languages : Fluent in English

Work Context

The BPMP institute is a leading center working on plant nutrition and response to abiotic stresses. It has in house facilities for plant growth, live cell imaging, proteomics and genomics analyses. The research group is studying plant water status for several decades and has develop multidisciplinary approach including mathematical and physics modeling, biophysic, root development, molecular biology, quantitative genetic, proteomic and cell biology.

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