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Angebotsdatum: 11. Mai 2018
Art der Stelle: Doktorarbeit / Diplomarbeit
Fachgebiet: Biologie > Botanik
Titel des Themas: International PhD position in Plant Molecular Biology : Exploring Jasmonate Regulatory Circuits in Rice Adaptation

Institut: Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes (IBMP) du CNRS
Dr. med. Thierry Heitz
12 rue du Général Zimmer
67084 Strasbourg
Tel.: +33 (0)3 67 15 53 58   Fax.:
Homepage: http://www.ibmp.cnrs.fr/annuaire/thierry-heitz/
E-Mail Kontakt: mail

A 3 year PhD position is open at IBMP (http://www.ibmp.cnrs.fr) Strasbourg) in the context of the IDEX International doctoral program allocated to the Thierry Heitz group to work on jasmonate hormone biology in rice.
The University of Strasbourg (http://www.en.unistra.fr) and IBMP display an outstanding scientific environment and support original high-quality research in different scientific fields.

Research Project
Jasmonate phytohormones (JAs) play major roles in plant development and in their responses to environmental challenges. Current knowledge indicates that JA biosynthesis and signaling has strong impacts on adaptation mechanisms of rice to different environmental stresses. The doctoral project aims at exploring jasmonate biology in rice, a major cereal crop where several agronomically relevant adaptation responses are affected by JAs. For exemple, jasmonate deficiency in a rice mutant impacts in opposed ways tolerance to osmotic and salt stress, but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. The first goal will be to determine detailed profiles of a spectrum of JAs and catabolites using established UPLC-MS/MS methods, after application of either of these stresses. In parallel, global transcriptome analysis will be performed to elucidate target genes that are differentially triggered in each situation in a JA-dependent manner. This will shed light on the molecular basis of the observed phenotypes and provide potential targets to engineer stress-tolerant rice lines. A second objective will be to explore JA pathway attenuation by metabolic diversion in rice. We discovered recently JA metabolic attenuation in Arabidopsis, and its relevance to modulate JA-dependent agronomic traits in rice will be examined through functional analysis with genetic, biochemical and analytical tools.
The project will be conducted in close collaboration with Dr Michael Riemann at Botanical Institute of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, and with a third partner in France. Multiple short stays at KIT are planned.

Eligibility : The candidate must have graduated with a high level Master degree in Life sciences by the end of June 2018, either from an institution outside France, OR, have completed a full Bachelor degree program abroad and have integrated a Master's degree from the University of Strasbourg.

Profile : We are looking for a motivated and skilled candidate with a solid general knowledge in (plant) biology, biochemistry, genetics and experience in some of the following fields : rice biology, standard DNA/RNA methods, RNAseq analysis, hormone signaling, metabolic analysis. Applicants should have some intellectual independence, and experimental accuracy. Fluency in English (spoken and written) and adaptability to French-German environments are prerequisites for the position.

Starting date : October 1st, 2018
Closing date for the receipt of applications : May 31st, 2018

Applications must include a motivation letter, a CV including University grades, and contacts of 1-2 mentors. Please e-mail application as a single pdf document to thierry.heitz@ibmp-cnrs.unistra.fr
Methoden: Molecular Biology: Cloning, PCR, RNA extraction, qPCR, RNAseq
Biochemistry: Recombinant protin expression, protein purification by affinity chromatography, enzymology
Analytical methods: hormone analysis by UPLC-MS/MS
Anfangsdatum: 1. Oktober 2018
Geschätzte Dauer: 3 years
Bezahlung: gross salary € 1769 (including social security ben
Papers: Selected references
Aubert Y, Widemann E, Miesch L, Pinot F and Heitz T (2015). J. Exp. Bot. 66, 3879-3892.
Hazman, M., Hause, B., Eiche, E., Nick, P., and Riemann, M. (2015) J Exp Bot 66: 3339–3352.
Riemann, M., Dhakarey, R., Hazman, M., Miro, B., Kohli, A., and Nick, P. (2015) Front Plant Sci 6: 1077.
Riemann, M., Haga K., Shimizu T., Okada K., et al. (2013) Plant J 74: 226–238.
Smirnova, E., Marquis, V., Poirier, L., Aubert, Y., Zumsteg, J., Menard, R., Miesch, L., and Heitz, T. (2017) Mol Plant 10: 1159–1173.
Heitz T, Smirnova E, Widemann E, Aubert Y, Pinot F and Ménard M (2016) Subcell. Biochem. 86:405-26. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-25979-6_16.