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Reference : UMR5169-GUYTHE-004
Workplace : TOULOUSE,TOULOUSE
Date of publication : Thursday, October 15, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 18 months
Expected date of employment : 1 January 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Between 4102.61 € et 4182.39 € gross
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Over 10 years
The mission is part of the ANR VR-FISHSCHOOL project, the general objective of which is is to build a close-loop system based on virtual reality to measure and analyze in real time the interactions between fish and theirs effects on individual and collective behaviors. The mission of the researcher will consist more specifically (1) in using tracking tools and trajectory analysis methods to reconstruct and model the interactions between fish evolving in a virtual reality setup and then (2) to validate the behavioral model and finally (3) to test several hypotheses on the combination and integration of information used by a fish to control its movement by coupling the model to the closed loop virtual reality system.
The researcher will participate in the design of the experiments, the analysis and the interpretation of the data. He / she will also play an active role in the construction and numerical simulation of the model in close collaboration with the project manager.
The desired profile of the candidate is a mathematician or physicist with a doctorate in a discipline relevant to the realization of the project, and a post-doc experience between 10 and 20 years, with skills in data analysis (type R) and modeling, and mastering at least one programming language (Python, C ++, Fortran…).
The research will be conducted at the Center for Research on Animal Cognition (CRCA) within the Collective Animal Behavior team (CAB) in close collaboration with researchers from the Theoretical Physics Laboratory (LPT, PhyStat team) and the Institute of Toulouse Computer Science Research (IRIT, REVA team). The CRCA is a joint research unit (CNRS-Université Toulouse 3) belonging to the Toulouse Center for Integrative Biology which has a high level of national and international recognition and which constitutes an attractive environment for international doctoral and post-doctoral students. The CAB team studies collective behavior in animal societies and human groups. The aim is to understand the nature of interactions between individuals, the type of information they exchange and how they coordinate their activities. The research is multidisciplinary and closely combines laboratory experiments, data processing and analysis, and mathematical modeling.
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