Intitulé de l'offre : Thesis (M/W) Microbial inputs to glaciers via snow deposition and their microbial selection processes at glacier surfaces (H/F)
Référence : UMR5001-ELSGEN-007
Nombre de Postes : 1
Lieu de travail : ST MARTIN D HERES
Date de publication : vendredi 28 avril 2023
Type de contrat : CDD Doctorant/Contrat doctoral
Durée du contrat : 36 mois
Date de début de la thèse : 1 octobre 2023
Quotité de travail : Temps complet
Rémunération : Gross salary 3346.55 €, Mobility allowance 600€ and Family allowance 495€ (if eligible)
Section(s) CN : Earth System: superficial envelopes
Description du sujet de thèse
We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student who will investigate the post-depositional selection of airborne microbial communities and geochemistry on adaptation and selection in glacial snowpacks through the analyses of metagenomes and transcriptomes. This will include analysing shifts between dormancy and activity related to physico-chemical triggers at the snow-ice interface to determine if glacial ice is a potential seeding source to basal snowpacks. These hypotheses will be tested using snow chambers and microcosm laboratory experiments in our group in Lyon France (www.GenomEnviron.org).
Qualified candidates will have a Master's degree in microbial ecology or life sciences. A computational focus would be an added benefit. Qualified individuals must be able to work both independently and harmoniously in a team of researchers with diverse backgrounds. Candidates must have strong communication skills and follow best practices in code documentation and general record keeping. Experience building bioinformatics workflows is a plus.
Qualified candidates will have a Master's degree in Computer Science or Life Sciences with a major in Computer Science. Candidates must be proficient in Python, R, and shell scripting. Candidates must have experience working with next generation sequencing data and applicable bioinformatics algorithms and tools. Qualified individuals must be able to work both independently and seamlessly within a team of researchers with diverse backgrounds. Candidates must have strong communication skills and follow best practices in code documentation and record keeping. Experience in creating bioinformatics workflows is an asset.
English language - good level
Contexte de travail
The Institute of Environmental Geosciences (IGE) is a public research laboratory under the supervision of CNRS/INSU, IRD, Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), INRAE and Grenoble-INP.
It brings together about 330 people including 190 permanent members (researchers, teacher-researchers, engineers) and about 140 PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and staff on fixed-term contracts. The laboratory also welcomes each year several dozen interns and scientific visitors. The laboratory is located on three sites on the Grenoble University Campus (Glagiologie, OSUG-B/Maison Climat Planète, and INRAE Grenoble Saint Martin d'Hères).
The IGE is one of the main laboratories of the Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Grenoble (OSUG) which is a federative structure of INSU.
Contraintes et risques
To apply for this PhD position, you must meet the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions eligibility criteria by the recruitment deadline:
- Have a master's degree with a research component or a master's degree without a research component with at least a high distinction average,
- Be in the first four years of full-time equivalent (FTE) research experience of your research career and have not yet earned a PhD degree. FTE research experience is measured from the date a researcher has earned the degree to engage in a Ph,
- Not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France for more than 12 months during the 3 years immediately preceding recruitment. Time spent in the context of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention (1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol), compulsory national service and/or short stays such as vacations is not taken into account.