Post-Doc fellowship available from March 2017 at the Microbial Ecology Centre of Lyon University (France) - in collaboration with the Institut of Ecology and Environmental Sciences of Paris (France)
Project: Modelling the relationships between plants and soil nitrifiers and denitrifiers: application to wheat varieties cultivated as monocultures or assemblages
The main goal of this 16 to 18 months Post-Doc fellowhip is to use modelling approaches to analyse the relationships between (i) the functioning, abundance and diversity of soil nitrifying and denitrifying communities and (ii) the functional traits of wheat varieties cultivated as monocultures or assemblages.
This will allow a better understanding of plant- (de)nitrifiers interactions, and of the role of wheat varieties and associated soil microbial communities on soil fertility.
The work will mainly take place at the Microbial Ecology Centre of Lyon, in the team “Microbial functional diversity and N cycle” (http://www.ecologiemicrobiennelyon.fr/spip.php?rubrique31&lang=en). It will be achieved in collaboration with the Institut of Ecology and Environmental Sciences of Paris (https://ieesparis.ufr918.upmc.fr/).
Fellowship details: The official starting date for the post-doctoral fellowship will be around 1rst March 2017. The selected candidate will be based at the Microbial Ecology Centre of University of Lyon I-CNRS-INRA, France, and will have to also spend some time at IEES in Paris. He/she will be supervised by X. Le Roux (LEM; www.researchgate.net/profile/X_Roux/), co-supervised by S. Barot and X. Raynaud (IEES) with strong collaboration with A. Cantarel and T. Pommier (LEM).
The position is available for 16-18 months.
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