Postdoc position on ectomycorrhizal fungi and phosphate metabolism

Department of Plant Molecular Biology

University of Lausanne


A postdoctoral position funded by the Swiss National Fund is available in the laboratory of Prof. Yves Poirier at the Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Lausanne. This position is available starting February 1, 2019 or soon thereafter, and can be extended to 4 years. The research project is centered towards using the ectomycorrhizal fungi Laccaria bicolor as a model system to study important fungal genes involved in phosphate acquisition and transfer from the soil to the plant root. The project involves the application of genetics, molecular and cell biology. Expertise in the study of mycorrhizal fungi will be an asset. Further details about the laboratory and the department can be found at:


Interested candidates should send their CV along with the names and addresses of two references to:



Prof. Y Poirier

Département de Biologie Moléculaire Végétale

Université de Lausanne

CH-1015 Lausanne