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An Engineer contract is open in the"Management of nitrogen and crops productivity" group

Postdoctoral position on understanding and exploiting endophytic nitrogen fixation for sustainable maize production available at the Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRA Centre Île-de-France-Versailles-Grignon (Versailles) in France

The GAPV Group, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, is seeking a highly-qualified engineer to work on the ANR-funded project FIXN-MAIZ, a project which aims at developing new knowledge, concepts and methods for exploiting nitrogen fixation by non-symbiotic endophytic bacteria and thus optimize agricultural practices in France. The main objective of this engineer appointment will be to identify metabolic, protein and gene markers representative of an efficient association between maize and atmospheric nitrogen fixing endophytic bacteria using combined metabolomic, proteomic and transcriptomic approaches.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD with a background in “omics”-based techniques and their analysis together with a good knowledge in whole plant physiology. Excellent written and spoken skills in English are needed. The successful candidate would join a group of scientists at INRA Versailles (France), with strong interactions with 2 other partners of the FIXN-MAIZE project: UMR 5557 CNRS/Lyon1 Ecologie Microbienne and Roullier Agro Innovation International group.

Contacts: For further information about our projects please contact Bertrand Hirel at

Deadline: The appointment is for 12 months, with a provisional start date of 1 September 2018.
Candidates can apply by sending a copy of their CV and a cover letter to Bertrand Hirel at

(updated 9th July, 2018)


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