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Biological engineer in spatial data analysis and modelling (M/F)

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Français - Anglais

Date Limite Candidature : mardi 7 décembre 2021

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General information

Reference : UMR7372-DELBON-003
Date of publication : Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 January 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2419
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent


The activity will be carried out within the Ecophy team (https://www.cebc.cnrs.fr/ecophy/) of the Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé (UMR 7372), located in the southern part of the Deux-Sèvres, near the city of Niort (http://www.cebc.cnrs.fr/). Within the Ecophy team, Olivier Lourdais is interested in the relationship between biodiversity and bocage landscapes in the framework of a collaboration with the OFB. Within the framework of the partnership with the OFB, the engineer will (a) analyse data on the structure of bocages in France and the Deux Sèvres, (b) study the determinants of the distribution of reptiles and amphibians in agricultural landscapes, (c) characterise the microclimates associated with hedgerows (data previously collected). This work will be carried out in close collaboration with the scientific coordinator (Olivier Lourdais, research fellow at CEBC). The person recruited will carry out data analysis for data quality control. The engineer will be required to propose, adapt and even develop data processing programs (R software). He/she will rely on the skills of the team's scientists to carry out the analysis and exploitation of the data. He/she may be required to collect new data. The person recruited will have to be familiar with the R language and will have to master the statistical analysis techniques used for the team's projects: exploratory multidimensional statistics, mixed models and distribution modelling.


Carry out data entry, data coding and data processing
Organise the formatting and storage of data
Disseminate and valorise results in the form of technical reports or studies
Adapting computer applications to the needs of the project
Interrogate databases, search and import data
Participate in meetings within the framework of the project


- Data collection, analysis and processing (in-depth knowledge)
- Ecophysiology of reptiles and amphibians (thorough knowledge)
- English language: B1 to B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Operational knowledge
- Organise and process data
- Interact with ecologists and computer scientists
- Communicate knowledge and be able to report on it

Operational skills
- Control the quality of data
- Experience in R programming
- Implement data collection, protection, storage and access
- Scientific writing for valorisation (publication)

Behavioural skills
- Ability to structure work methodically to achieve objectives. Ability to prioritise and rank.
- Taste for teamwork and interdisciplinary work

Regulatory diploma required - Professional training if desirable
- Degree in biology or applied statistics with knowledge of reptiles and amphibians required

Work Context

The Ecophy team studies the response of organisms to environmental stressors (climate change, habitat degradation, pollution) by integrating physiological parameters (study of energy requirements (metabolism) to predict the future distribution of species in the context of climate change). Amphibians and reptiles are therefore very dependent on habitat structure and microhabitats (thermal and hydric quality). Since 2009 the team has been studying, in collaboration with the OFB, the influence of the quality of agricultural landscapes on these organisms. We wish to exploit the databases collected on landscapes and the presence of species, which requires the implementation of a tool development approach (R codes) to calculate various indicators. It is within this framework that this CDD falls.

The project is led by Olivier Lourdais, a researcher at the Centre for Biological Studies in Chizé (Deux-Sèvres). The person recruited will work under his responsibility.

Constraints and risks

Position based at the Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé (Deux-Sèvres).
Travel to meetings paid for by the project.
Possibility of on-site accommodation (CNRS-Chizé) at the beginning, while accommodation is found in the vicinity (accommodation shared between the different CDDs can be found at very reasonable prices in this area).
Personal vehicle required due to the relative isolation of the laboratory
On-site catering (administrative restaurant) at lunchtime.
Restauration sur place (restaurant administratif) à midi.

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