Postdoctoral Position in Plant-Pathogen Interactions, France

Postdoc in France

Postdoctoral Position in Plant-Pathogen Interactions: A two-year postdoctoral position is available at INRAE Palaiseau / Paris-Saclay University, France, as part of a collaborative project with the company BASF. This project focuses on the functional characterization of molecular determinants involved in atypical gene-for-gene interactions between rapeseed and its fungal pathogen Leptosphaeria maculans.

Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Plant-Pathogen Interactions

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area:
Functional characterization of molecular determinants in rapeseed and Leptosphaeria maculans interactions.

INRAE Palaiseau / Paris-Saclay University, France, with one month per year at the BASF Innovation Center in Ghent, Belgium.


  • Ph.D. in a relevant field (molecular plant-pathogen interactions and/or plant molecular biology).
  • Demonstrated experience in molecular plant-microbe interactions and/or plant molecular biology.
  • Expertise in microbiology or plant biotechnologies is a plus.
  • Excellent English communication skills.
  • Personal qualities such as creativity, motivation, and ability to work in a team.

Job Description:
The EPLM team of the BIOGER Institute is seeking a postdoc to join a project on rapeseed and its fungal pathogen, Leptosphaeria maculans. The project explores the genotypic and phenotypic diversity associated with AvrLm/Rlm interactions to identify molecular determinants involved in atypical recognition phenotypes. The postdoc will investigate allelic and phenotypic diversity, including atypical interaction phenotypes, and conduct structure/function analyses to identify protein regions involved in these interactions.

The successful applicant will join a dynamic team with access to state-of-the-art facilities, including growth facilities for plants and fungi, molecular biology equipment, protein biochemistry, bioinformatics tools, and cell imaging technologies.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should contact Isabelle Fudal ( and Remy Adriaensen ( Please provide a single PDF containing:

  • CV
  • Brief statement of research interests and qualifications

Additionally, arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent.

Last Date for Apply:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.



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