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Scientific project manager in marine plankton ecology (H/F)

This offer is available in the following languages:
Français - Anglais

Date Limite Candidature : samedi 20 août 2022

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General information

Reference : UMR7093-JEAIRI-013
Date of publication : Saturday, July 30, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 October 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Between 2161 and 2746€ before taxes, per month, depending on experience
Desired level of education : 3-year university degree
Experience required : Indifferent


This position is intended to help the researchers and engineers of the team to manage the large-scale projects, often European, in which they are involved, at the organizational, financial and scientific levels. Our projects deal with marine ecology, and in particular plankton, and often have advanced technological aspects (instrumental development, genomics, data processing by artificial intelligence, etc.). The team participates in a dozen projects in parallel.


- follow-up on the execution of various research contracts and in particular the European ones (supply of deliverables, follow-up of time sheets, expenses)
- participate in project meetings: contribute to the animation and restitution
- write, or contribute to write, the deliverables of the projects that are in the form of reports
- organize events (working groups, annual meetings, conferences, etc.) related to the projects
- research and gather technical information (databases, data documentation, etc.) related to the themes of the projects
- interact with the financial managers of the laboratory to manage the funds allocated to the projects (regular reports, planning, etc.)
- manage certain operational logistics aspects of ongoing projects (inventory, orders, sending/receiving samples, equipment, etc.)

These activities involve regular travel and numerous informal interactions with the team and its collaborators.


Transversal knowledge required:
- general knowledge in ecology (marine if possible, ideally planktonic) at Master's level
- knowledge of the operating mode of a scientific project, in particular projects funded by the European Commission and the ANR

Know how :
- excellent organizational skills
- mastery of scientific writing
- fluency in English and French
- in-depth knowledge of an office suite (document, spreadsheet, presentation), ideally the one of Google to work collaboratively online
- knowledge of the principles and tools of project organization (Gantt charts, etc.)

Know-how :
- good relational skills, easy to approach people
- conciseness, organization and efficiency in work

Work Context

The Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV; http://lov.obs-vlfr.fr/) is located near Nice, on the French Riviera, in one of the three marine stations of Sorbonne University. With approximately 90 employees, the LOV generates and analyzes a large amount of marine data, including imagery, genomics and satellite data, to study the ocean.

The COMPLEx (COMPutational PLANkton Ecology) team counts about thirty members who study marine plankton by collecting data with quantitative imaging instruments and high-throughput genomics, which feed into numerical analysis methods (modelling, statistics, machine learning). Plankton includes all organisms that drift with ocean currents. These organisms produce some of the oxygen we breathe, store the carbon we emit, feed the fish we eat; plankton is therefore a major component of the terrestrial ecosystem. COMPLEx interacts strongly with the Villefranche Quantitative Imagery Platform (PIQv; https://sites.google.com/view/piqv), which oversees the operation of the tools the team develops. These tools include imaging sensors, such as the Underwater Vision Profiler (UVP) or the ZooScan. But also many software: ZooProcess and UVPapp to process the data produced by the instruments, EcoTaxa (https://ecotaxa.obs-vlfr.fr/) which uses machine learning to help taxonomists sort large quantities plankton images (currently ~200 million), EcoPart (https://ecopart.obs-vlfr.fr/) which stores and displays data collected worldwide by the UVP (more than 17,000 profiles), etc. We have a long history of interacting with computer scientists and engineers, in academia but also in the private sector, to develop these tools.

Additional Information

The contract is renewable beyond the original 12 months depending on the skills demonstrated in the first year.
The laboratory is located in Villefranche sur mer and offers direct access to the bay of Villefranche.
For more information, please write to complex@imev-mer.fr.

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