Mechanisms of cell polarization and cell cycle regulation in yeast
How do cells perceive and regulate their size and shape? How do they sense and grow
towards partner cells? These are the questions that motivate the research in the group
of Prof. Sophie Martin at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland
(http://www.unil.ch/dmf/page81926_en.html). To address these questions at the
molecular level, we use a combination of state-of-the-art imaging, biochemical, cell
biological, and genetic approaches in the fission yeast model system. For recent
publications from the lab, please see for instance Martin and Berthelot-Grosjean, Nature
2009; Hachet et al, Cell 2011; Lo Presti and Martin, Current Biology, 2011; Bendezu and
Martin, Current Biology, 2013.
We are looking for an outstanding and highly motivated candidate to join our research
group. Several research projects are possible and will be defined in discussion with the
Postdoctoral applicants should have one or more first-author publication in a major peerreviewed international journal and a strong background in a least one of the following
fields: live-cell imaging, biochemistry, genetics. Prior yeast research experience is not
essential. We also welcome applicants with a physical background, wishing to make the
transition to biology.
A good command of the English language, a high personal motivation to excel in
science and a curious mind are required. We offer a stimulating environment in a young
international research group.
Generous salary and social security benefits will be according to the pay scale of the
University of Lausanne.
How to Apply
Please send your full application including motivation letter, CV,
list of publications and
the names and addresses of three referees to: Sophie.Martin (at) unil.ch