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Reference : UMR7266-VIRDUV-004
Workplace : LA ROCHELLE,LA ROCHELLE
Date of publication : Thursday, October 15, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 3 months
Expected date of employment : 4 January 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Between 4 037 et 4 500 € monthly gross salary, depending on experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
At CNRS, research laboratory LIttoral, Environment and Societies (LIENSs) at La Rochelle, the researcher will be involved in the French Polynesia case study. He/she will contribute to the generation and dissemination of data on past-to-present shoreline change on atoll islands of the Tuamotu archipelago.
The activities of the researcher will consist of:
- Assessing multidecadal shoreline change on Moorea Island;
- Participating to the training session that will take place in French Polynesia;
- Attend project meetings;
- Contribute to the dissemination of results through scientific publications.
The researcher will:
- Hold a PhD in coastal geomorphology in tropical settings;
- Have experience in collaborative research (organization of tasks, ability to scientific responsibilities);
- Have field experience (data collection and collaboration with institutional actors);
- Be fluent in English (oral and written);
- Have knowledge on the scientific protocols used to assess shoreline change (especially have skills in georeferencing of historical aerial photographs and use of ArcGIS software and DSAS extension in ArcGIS).
The researcher will join the AGILE team (Geographical Approach of Island, Littoral and Environment) of the transdisciplinary research laboratory LIENSs He/she will work in close collaboration with the geographers and specialists in geosciences involved in the InSEAption project, and will also regularly be in touch with the other partners, especially BRGM (Orléans). LIENSs includes around 70 researchers who belong to 6 research teams and have skills in geosciences, history, geography, biotechnologies, ecology and ecotoxicology, law and political sciences.
Constraints and risks
The researcher will travel in France and in Europe, and to French Polynesia if health restrictions allow travels.
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