You will be welcomed in the unit Agroecologie, a joined research unit between INRAE, Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Agrosup Dijon (France)

Our Post-doctoral position is available on grapevine functional genomics during plant pathogen interactions and PAMP-Triggered Immunity to work with Pr. Benoit POINSSOT in our Department of Plant Microbe Interactions.

The aim of the project is to characterize genes of the VvLYK family encoding LysM-Receptor Kinases (Brulé et al., 2019) that are putatively involved in the grapevine perception of diverse chito-oligosaccharides (COS).

The lab is located on the Dijon’s campus, an attractive city for its wide variety of food and wines, and an active area for plant research in agroecology. The 24-months position will start in October 2020. For further information about research in the lab please see:

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You will develop functional genomics strategy to knock-out (CRISPR-Cas9, RNAi…) or overexpress candidate genes in grapevine in order to study loss/gain of function phenotypes after COS treatment and basal resistance of the plantlets during their interactions with the fungus Erysiphe necator (powdery mildew) and the fungus Botrytis cinerea (gray mold) or during the COS-induced resistant.

You will work in a Plant2Pro project in collaboration with colleagues at UMR EGFV (Bordeaux) and IFV (Le Grau du Roi), therefore a good mobility is required for this position.


A Ph.D in plant biology, biochemistry or molecular biology is required. Demonstrated expertise in modern biological methods (CRISPR-Cas9, RNAi…), bioinformatics and a good publication record are essential. Motivation and excellent communication skills are required. Experience with plant pathogen interactions and molecular biology is highly desirable.


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