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SPS - Saclay Plant Sciences

29/10/2018 Post-doc - Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin (IJPB)

Modeling gene regulation networks during seed maturation

SPS (Saclay Plant Sciences, www.saclayplantsciences.fr) is looking for a highly motivated and talented post-doctoral researcher to work on the modeling of gene regulation networks during seed maturation. The candidate should have a strong background and expertise in computational biology and/or applied mathematics, with a PhD or equivalent, and a real motivation or experience for working in a multi-disciplinary context.

Based on bibliographical and transcriptomic data already available on wild-type and mutant genotypes, the candidate will be in charge of designing, implementing and analyzing mathematical models of the regulation network controlling the master genes involved in seed maturation in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. The candidate will also be involved in the design of new experiments that will be performed during the project for the purpose of model validation.

The candidate will join the Modeling and Computational Imaging group and will collaborate with the Development and Seed Quality group at the Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin (IJPB, http://www-ijpb.versailles.inra.fr/). IJPB, one of the largest research centers in Plant Sciences in Europe, gathers a unique ensemble of experimental resources and pluridisciplinary expertise in biology, chemistry and modeling. IJPB is located near Paris in the INRA Versailles-Grignon research center, next to the gardens of the Royal Palace of Versailles.

The contract duration is 18 months and is expected to start in January 2019. The net salary will range between approx. 2200 and 2500 euros, depending on professional experience.

Keywords: Transcriptional regulation, GRN modeling, network inference and analysis, seed maturation.

Philippe Andrey (philippe.andrey [at] inra.fr)
Bertrand Dubreucq (bertrand.dubreucq [at] inra.fr)