Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMCAS) was founded on December 3, 1958. It is a national comprehensive research institution that performs a wide spectrum of basic and applied research in the field of microbiology.
The group of Prof. Jean-Paul LATGé and Prof.Cheng Jin at State Key Laboratory of Mycology in IMCAS is mainly interested in the pathogenic fungi and bacteria. Prof. Jean-Paul LATGé used to be the head of Aspergillus Unit of at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and currently is the visiting scientist of IMCAS as a co-principal investigator (PI) with Prof. Jin. Their researches mainly focus on the Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Immunology of the human opportunistic fungal pathegon Aspergillus fumigatus, especially on modification (glycosylation) and transportation of proteins and their roles in organization and remodeling of cell wall polysaccharides during morphogenesis and infection. This group also works on polysaccharides biosynthesis (capsular polysaccharide) of bacteria and protein glycosylation of archaea.
Research area: conduct the research on transportation and regulation of Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchored proteins and their functions in cell wall synthesis of Aspergillus fumigatus; or interaction between Aspergillus fumigatus and important bacteria; or capsular polysaccharide of Streptococcus; or glycosylation of proteins in Halophilic archaea.
1) Ph.D. holder or candidate in Microbiology,Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related fields;
2) Published papers in related research fields in international journals;
3) Capable of conducting research independently;
4) Good writing and communication skills;
5) A team player.
Send a C. V. including the above information to Chengj#im.ac.cn or jean-paul.latge#pasteur.fr (please change # to @ when sending email)