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Junior researcher in physical oceanography

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Français - Anglais

Date Limite Candidature : mardi 11 octobre 2022

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General information

Reference : UMR8222-KATGUI0-002
Date of publication : Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 December 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2140 € net
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years


The recruited person will be responsible for developing a high-resolution spatial model (horizontal mesh less than 100 m from the coast) for the simulation of three-dimensional ocean circulation around the Nicobar and Andamans Islands, and to carry out simulations of this circulation, if possible validated, for at least 3 consecutive years and to value them in one publication.


- search for high resolution bathymetric data around the Nicobar and Andamans Islands
- search for large-scale atmospheric and oceanic forcings for the Nicobar and Andamans islands area
- build a high-resolution mesh for Symphony adapted around the Nicobar and Andamans islands
- search for flow observation data existing in the simulation area
- carry out a simulation with the Symphonie numerical code over 3 consecutive years including the period during which flow observations were found (if any)
- assess the quality of these simulations
- write a publication exploiting these simulations


Knowledge: PhD in ocean or atmospheric physics, knowledge of external geophysics, advanced mathematics and signal processing (Fourier transform, discretization and integration of differential equation, conformal transformation), knowledge in geographic projection system and cartography, knowledge about observations in oceanography. Fluency in English (written, read and spoken).

Technical skills:
proficiency at numerical code for simulating ocean circulation, production of shell script and mastery of the Unix/Linux environment, proficiency at compiling and coding in Fortran 90, proficiency at oceanographic and atmospheric data repositories and of the Netcdf format, good knowledge of an interpreted language (Python, Matlab, etc.), the knowledge of a GIS would be a plus, writing scientific articles (at least one publication as 1st author in a peer-reviewed journal).

Transverse skills : Project management, Methodology and analytical mind, Communication and Adaptability

Qualities : Resourceful, Be able to carry research activities efficiently and according to CNRS integrity commitments

Work Context

The candidate will be integrated in the team of the project entitled : Understanding the vulnerability and resilience of coral reef ecosystems of Andaman and Nicobar Islands to climate change. This is a collaborative and interdisciplinary project between Dr. Kartik Shanker at IISc (kslab.weebly.com) and Dr. Katell Guizien at CNRS, France, funded by the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA). The position will be primarily held in France at the Laboratoire d'Ecogéochimie des Environnements Benthiques (LECOB, www.lecob.obs-banyuls.fr), but the project will provide plenty of opportunities for travel and collaboration. The LECOB (UMR 8222) is a joint laboratory of Sorbonne Université and CNRS, hosted in the Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls. This laboratory includes 17 persons (11 researchers and 6 technicians/engineers) with complementary skills (marine biology, biogeochemistry, physics, chemistry, geology) to develop research in marine benthic ecology and foster sounded scientific background for marine spatial planning.

CEFIPRA Project summary
Coral reefs are increasingly susceptible to climate change-related disturbances. Predicting the impact of climate change on marine biodiversity, and the potential ability of the ecosystem to adapt to this change requires a comprehensive understanding of both individual species behaviours and ecological processes that drive the system. In order to understand the effects and implications of climate change related changes on the reef ecosystems of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a four-pronged approach is proposed. The project aims to study long-term coral reef ecosystem processes using classical ecological methods based on SCUBA diving, complemented by novel techniques using Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS). Additionally, the effect of anthropogenic disturbance on marine trophic dynamics i.e., presence and relative abundance of apex predators in reef ecosystems, will be studied using Baited Remote Underwater Video Systems (BRUVS). Oceanographic modelling to study dispersal of larvae of key scleractinian coral species will improve our understanding of connectivity between reefs, and hence resilience and vulnerability to global change related disturbance. Lastly, the project proposes to create a framework of co-management within the local community (fishermen, local management authority) to ensure collaboration between stakeholders, and capacity building of local management for better monitoring and management of protected areas.

Location : The researcher will work in Banyuls-sur-mer (FRANCE) at the Laboratoire d'Ecogéochimie des Environnements Benthiques (Observatoire océanologique de Banyuls, avenue Pierre Fabre).

Constraints and risks


Additional Information

You will need to include the following documents in your application:

- A cover letter expressing your interest in and suitability for the position.
- A CV — including contacts for three references.
- A research summary of your PhD thesis
The deadline to apply for the position is August 15, 2022. The position will be filled by November1st, 2022.
Short-listed candidates will be interviewed online before final selection

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