LEGS (Laboratory of evolution, genome and speciation)
Location: Gif sur Yvette, France
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 22 months
Regulation of Drosophila pheromone biosynthesis by mating and hormonal conditions
One post-doctoral position is open to work on Drosophila pheromone regulation at the LEGS. The position is founded by an ANR grant and is available for 22 months.
In Drosophila, pheromones are important for mating and reproductive isolation. They are regulated by hormones and neurotransmitters and seem also to be regulated by mating. We have characterized the main biosynthesis genes. However, little is known on their regulation. We will study pheromone production by gas chromatography and the expression of the biosynthesis enzymes will be measured by quantitative PCR.
Candidates should be highly motivated and have a strong background in drosophila genetics and molecular biology. Experience in quantitative PCR will be a plus. Candidate must have excellent analytical skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Qualified candidates should send their curriculum vitae and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to Claude Wicker-Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) LEGS, CNRS, Bâtiment13, Avenue de la Terrasse, 91198 Gif sur Yvette Cedex France. Deadline for application is September 1, 2011. Starting date is negotiable. The review of applications will begin immediately and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.
Contact: Claude Wicker-Thomas
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UPR 9034 Laboratoire Evolution, Génomes et Spéciation (LEGS)
Bât. 13, CNRS
Avenue de la Terrasse
91198 Gif sur Yvette Cedex
Tel: 33 (0)1 69 82 37 08
Fax: 33 (0)1 69 82 37 36