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post-doctoral position Mechanosensitive channels

A 2-years post-doctoral position

Mechanosensitive channels

A 24-month post-doctoral position in the area of ion channel physiology funded by the French

National Research Agency (ANR) is available starting April 2010. The host group “Membrane

Transporters and Signalling” (

belong to the "Institut des Sciences du Végétal" (ISV) located on the CNRS campus of Gif sur

Yvette, at 30 km south west of Paris.

Although plants respond to a wide variety of mechanical stimuli, and many mechanosensitive

channel activities have been characterized in plant membranes using the patch-clamp method, the

molecular nature of mechanoperception in plant systems has remained elusive. We recently showed

that the MSL9 and MSL10 proteins relatives of the E. coli MscS (Mechanosensitive channel of

Small conductance) might function cooperatively and provide mechanosensitive channel activities

at the plasma membrane of Arabidopsis root cells (Curr. Biol., 18: 730-734, 2008; Plant Signaling

& Behavior, 3: 726-729, 2008).

The first objective of the project is to characterize the electrophysiological properties of MSL9,

MSL10 and other members of the MSL family (homologous system and bilayer). This part will be

done in close collaboration with A. Ghazi 's lab (IBBMC, Orsay). The second objective will be to

enlighten the functions of the MSL channels as sensor of vibrations in aerial part of the plant. This

will be conducted by a multidisciplinary approach involving, electrophysiology, molecular biology

and modelling in cooperation with other partners of the project.

Salary ~ 2000€/month

Applicants should hold a PhD and have preferably an experience in electrophysiology and,

possibly, in molecular biology. A background in plant biology would be an added value but is not

required. English but not French is required.

Candidates should send a CV with a brief summary of research experience, a list of publications

and the names and addresses of 3 contact information referees to Jean-Marie Frachisse


The way to AMINEF in Gedung Balai Pustaka

American Indonesian Exchange Foundation
Balai Pustaka Building, 6th. Floor
Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya No. 4
Jakarta 10720, Indonesia

1. The buses which goes to Senen Bus Station all of them pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. Especially which route is through Pasar Baru .

2. Bus Transjakarta, from Blok M you have to change the bus 2-3 times.
Way 1 : from Blok M change the bus in Dukuh Atas bus stop to the bus towards Pulogadung, then take a bus in Pramuka bus stop towards Ancol, this bus pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. The closest bus stop (Budi Utomo) is about 800 meters from Gedung Balai .
Way 2 : From Blok M take the bus in the Harmoni Bus Stop, the bus towards Pulogadung, get down in Senen Bus Stop and walk about 800 meters, or from this bus stop take the bus towards Ancol and get down as mentioned in way 1. About the distance, this two bus stops is about the same. (It is better if you take ojek or bajaj from this bus stop to Gedung Balai Pustaka)

3. If you take taxi with old tariff (TL=Tarif Lama) from blok M with no traffic jam is about Rp. 30.000,00.

4. From Blok M use bus Patas AC 76. Gedung Balai Pustaka is in the right side, after you pass through Depag, and say to conductor "Balai Pustaka"

5. Use a busway from Blok M towards Kota, get down in Sawah Besar bus stop. From here take a Mikrolet M12 towards Senen. After cross road Wahidin and before senen get down and cross the street.

Living Cost in Germany

Living Cost in Germany is vary from city to city, but this is th case if you stay in Aachen, Germany
Student accommodation or private sharing : 180 - 230 euros per month
Food : 10 - 12 euros per day (if eating outside)
Transport for students : free within Aachen and until Koln and Dusseldorf in regional trains)

Living Cost In Austria

Living Cost in Austria is depending on the city, for example the Capital of Austria, Vienna:
- Dormitory is about 250-400 euro per month.
- Living Cost 200-400 euro per month.
- Transportation 128 euro per 4 months (student and age < 26), or 49 euro per month (ordinary)

For visa, it has to be a letter from the University/Scholl in Austria. It takes about 2-3 months.

Where to do GMAT Test

GMAT Tests are held in Jakarta, Indonesia :
1. EEC Slipi +62-21 5320044 or +62-215323176
2. Kaplan GMAT Preparation +62-81388908450, +62-21 5211588, +62-215211701 (Information abaout this test can be asked in that number)
3. Or this number +62-213159225

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