The project is built on a hypothesis that low stomatal densities can increase water-use efficiency without compromising yield at the current and future levels of CO2. The main objective is therefore to search for natural (epi-)genetic variants of pre-selected genes in a wheat diversity panel and mutant stocks, and to associate the variation with stomatal density. 

You will be involved in:
► phenotyping of stomatal characteristics in 300 lines of wheat
► Enzymatic Methylation sequencing (EM-seq) of pooled amplicon libraries
► bioinformatic analysis of the EM-seq and phenotypic data
► crosses between selected mutant wheat lines
Début :
Autumn 2023
Durée(s) :
Two-years post-doctoral
Date limite de réponse :
30 septembre 2023


Bac + 8

► PhD in Genetics, Plant Sciences, Bioinformatics, or related field

► Good communication skills in English are essential, communication in French is advantageous.
► Essential skills: wet-lab experience (DNA extractions, advanced PCR methodologies); bioinformatic
skills (analysis of next-genaration sequencing data, R)
► Desired skills - one or more of the following will be advantageous in the selection process:
• experience with the phenotyping of stomatal characteristics
• experience with Illumina library preparation
• experience with methylkit or other packages for DNA methylation analysis
• experience with wheat crossing
Nom de l'organisme :
PaleoEvo team, UMR GDEC, INRAE
Adresse :
UMR GDEC Site INRAE de Crouel 5, Chemin de Beaulieu
63000 - Clermont-Ferrand
Mél :

Informations complémentaires

► 30 days of annual leave
► various training opportunities

► Send your CV and a motivation letter by e-mail, or by postal services