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Post-doctoral researcher in marine ecology

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General information

Reference : UMR7159-ERIFOU-003
Workplace : PARIS 05
Date of publication : Monday, December 03, 2018
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 4 months
Expected date of employment : 1 January 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : € 2605 and € 3615 gross monthly according to experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent


The post-doc will be involved in the PROTEO team studying the interactions between physical oceanography and ecological systems at LOCEAN. He/she will work under the supervision of Cédric Cotté in the framework of the project BEST SEECTOR that aim to study the mesopelagic hotpsots in the souther Indian ocean.


The post-doctoral fellow shall contribute to parts of the program SEECTOR :
• Study/ analysis of acoustic data for the micronekton dstribution
• identification of important areas for intermediate trophic levels
• cross these informations with densities of top predators from telemetry (work in collaboration with an other post-doctorate)
• investigation of oceanographic processes sustaining trophic hotspots
• Application of climate scenarios to examine the future of these hotspots
• publication of an article on these analyses


Candidates must hold a doctorate in marine oceanographu / marine biology field and proven research skills evidenced by one or more publications as the first/joint first or second author relating to the subject or activities of the project. Other essential criteria for this post are a sound knowledge of acoustic data, demonstrable experience in oceanographicprocess of ecological importance ideally with experience in linking the distribution of pelagic organisms with oceanic structures. Sound knowledge in managing big database is also essential. Candidates must have a very positive attitude to working in a team, especially with other postdoctorates and oceanographic and climate communities. Finally, fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement for the writing of scientific papers and results presentation.

Work Context

The CNRS conducts research in all scientific, technological and societal fields. Each of theme oversees and coordinates a set of coherent research activities in several disciplines. The Laboratoire d'Océanographie et du Climat : Expérimentations et Approches Numériques (LOCEAN) is a mixed unit (7159) with the University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN). It is located on three sites: the Jussieu campus at the UPMC and the MNHN in Paris, and the North IRD campus France at Bondy, and it includes numerous sites to the South through the collaborative network and internation mixed laboratories of IRD (SW Pacific, India, Africa, South America). The researcher will be hosted by LOCEAN (Jussieu). He/she wiIl benefit the work environment of the laboratory (office, work facilities, informatic, network access, etc.)

Constraints and risks

No travel planed during the postdoctorate

Additional Information

SEECTOR Scientific programme

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