Work place: University of Lausanne, Department of Plant Molecular Biology and
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Applicants must have a doctorate in a related field, extensive experience in
electrophysiology (animal or plant), and an interest in plant physiology
Description of research topic and environment:
A postdoctoral position is available for research on the roles of electrical signalling in the wound response in the plant model Arabidopsis. The work involves
collaboration between the dedicated electrophysiology laboratory of Stephan Kellenberger (http://www.unil.ch/dpt/page61353_en.html) and a laboratory studying the molecular genetics of the wound response in
Arabidopsis (Edward Farmer; http://www.unil.ch/dbmv/page8006_en.html). The Farmer laboratory has recently found fast biochemical responses to wounding that may be initiated by ion fluxes (J. Biol. Chem. 284, 34506). In addition a gain-of-function ion channel mutant identified in the laboratory mimics the wound response (Plant J. 49, 889). We seek someone to conduct electrophysiology experiments on intact plants (primarily intracellular recordings). One aim of the project is to test whether electrical activity is critical in the wound response. This multidisciplinary project is situated in the vibrant Lausannebiomedical research community. Lausanne and nearby Geneva offer a superb lakeside environment.
Applications, including the names of three referees should be addressed by email
to Stephan Kellenberger, Département de Pharmacologie et de Toxicologie, UNIL, Rue
du Bugnon 27, CH-1005 Lausanne, Stephan.Kellenberge email@example.com or to Edward Farmer, Département de biologie moléculaire végétale, UNIL, Bâtiment Biophore, 1015 Lausanne, edward.farmer@ unil.ch. A publication record in electrophysiology is essential and we will only reply to applicants with such publications.
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