A PhD position is open in the BCcD lab (URBM) at the University of Namur (UNamur) in Belgium.
The BCcD team, supervised by Dr. Régis Hallez, is interested in understanding how cell cycle and development are regulated and coordinated in bacteria, with a special focus on the response to stress conditions (http://www.urbm.be/research-groups/regis-hallez). We combine genetic and biochemical approaches in our favourite bacterial models: the free-living Caulobacter crescentus, the symbiont Sinorhozobium meliloti, the plant pathogen Agrobacterium tumefaciensand the opportunistic human pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii. We have recently uncovered regulatory mechanisms involved in cell cycle regulation upon nutrients starvation (see references). Now, we would like to identify and characterize (p)ppGpp targets.
The PhD position is funded for 1 year(renewable) and should start immediately. The candidate will hold a Master degree(120 ECTS or equivalent) in Molecular Biology, Microbiology or Biochemistry since 2017 or later.
How to apply?
Informal inquiries, CV (including grades and ranking), a motivation letter and names of at least two referees should be sent to Régis Hallez (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the 15th of December 2019.
- Ronneau S., Hallez R. (2019).Make and Break the Alarmone: Regulation of (p)ppGpp Synthetase/Hydrolase Enzymes in Bacteria. FEMS Microbiology Reviews, 43(4):389-400.
- Ronneau S, Caballero-Montes J, Coppine J, Mayard A, Garcia-Pino A & Hallez R (2018) Regulation of (p)ppGpp hydrolysis by a conserved archetypal regulatory domain. Nucleic Acids Research, 47(2):843-54.
- Hallez R., Delaby M., Sanselicio S., Viollier P.H. (2017).Hit the right spots: cell cycle control by phosphorylated guanosines in α-proteobacteria.Nature Reviews Microbiology, 15(3):137-48.
- Ronneau S., Petit K., De Bolle X., Hallez R. (2016).Phosphotransferase-dependent accumulation of (p)ppGpp in response to glutamine deprivation in Caulobacter crescentus.Nature Communications, 7:11423.
The selected candidates will be interviewed at the University of Namur or by skype for candidates outside Belgium.
The University of Namur, located in the center of the beautiful city of Namur - the capital of the Wallonia in Belgium - gathers about 6,000 students. Namur is located close to Brussels National airport (60 km) and Brussels South airport (35 km), and is easily accessible by train from anywhere in Belgium.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
The candidate will hold a Master degree (120 ECTS or equivalent) in Molecular Biology, Microbiology or Biochemistry since 2017 or later.
Experience in bacterial genetics and/or biochemistry will be appreciated.Les mer
|Tittel||PhD position in Molecular Bacteriology|
|Employer||University of Namur|
|Job location||rue de Bruxelles 61, B-5000 Namur|
|Publiseringsdato||november 19, 2019|
|Søknadsfrist||desember 15, 2019|
|Fagområder||Botanikk og planteforskning,   Biokjemi,   Molekylærbiologi,   Mikrobiologi,   Genetikk,   Bakteriologi  |