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Postdoctoral Research Associate, MARBEC

Applications are invited for up to three postdoctoral research associates in ecosystem modelling.

The successful applicants will join MARBEC, one of the largest French laboratories in marine biodiversity, gathering research teams from IFREMER, IRD, CNRS, University of Montpellier, and INRAE research organizations. The postdoctoral program will be funded by Horizon Europe (FutureMares, Bioceans5D, and ActNow projects), the French Priority Research Program Oceans and Climate (Mediation project), and France Filière Pêche (Adapt project).

The postdoctoral fellows will work on the development and application of marine coupled hydrodynamic/ecosystem/economic models, investigating plausible futures of marine biodiversity and ecosystem services under a panel of climate change and fishing scenarios.

The research work will use the multispecies OSMOSE modelling platform, with one or more of its submodels addressing fish bioenergetics (bioen-Osmose), eco-evolutionary dynamics (Ev-Osmose), and fisheries bio-economics (Ec-Osmose). Applications will be developed in different ecosystems: the Mediterranean Sea (whole basin, and gulf of Lions), and the North Sea.

Applicants with various backgrounds are encouraged to apply and should have less than three years of experience after their PhD. Specifically, we are looking for young researchers with relevant expertise to work in the following areas:
1) bioenergetic and evolutionary modelling based on fish life-history traits to explore eco-evolutionary dynamics and the resilience/hysteresis of fish populations;
2) fisheries bio-economic modelling to explore the trade-offs and synergies between biodiversityconservation and fisheries management;
3) coupling biogeochemical and ecosystem models to explore feedback loops between low- andhigh-trophic level species and their impact on ecosystem dynamics.

Work place:
Université de Montpellier
UMR MARBEC
Place Eugène Bataillon, CC093
34095 Montpellier, France

Start date:
The starting date of the contracts runs from February to September 2024. The duration of the contracts is up to 24 months.

Salary and benefits:
Gross salary is approximately 34 K€/year, depending on professional experience.
Employment contracts include 10 weeks of vacation per year, healthcare benefits (both state and private supplementary coverage), unemployment benefits, and pension benefits (both state and supplementary fund).

Applicants should send:
– a curriculum vitae of no more than 3 pages, including names and email addresses of 2-3 references
– a short letter (~1 page) summarizing previous research and the motivations for joining the postdoctoral modelling program.
– Letters of recommendation are welcome.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled, with a firm deadline of May 1st, 2024. Interviews of relevant applicants will start in December 2023, and final decisions may be made as early as January 2024. We encourage potential applicants to inquire informally by email whether positions are still open before submitting a full application.

Send all material to:
Dr Yunne Shin (yunne-jai.shin@ird.fr)
Dr Bruno Ernande (bruno.ernande@ifremer.fr)
Dr Nicolas Barrier (nicolas.barrier@ird.fr)

  • Job Type: Post-doc
  • Application deadline: 05/01/2024
  • Organization: IRD, IFREMER, MARBEC
  • Qualifications: Demonstrated proficiency and experience with ecosystem models, fish and fisheries models, eco-evolutionary models, coupling fish and hydrodynamic-BGC models • Programming and numerical skills • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • How to apply: Applicants should send: - a curriculum vitae of no more than 3 pages, including names and email addresses of 2-3 references - a short letter (~1 page) summarizing previous research and the motivations for joining the postdoctoral modelling program. - Letters of recommendation are welcome. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled, with a firm deadline of May 1st, 2024. Interviews of relevant applicants will start in December 2023, and final decisions may be made as early as January 2024. We encourage potential applicants to inquire informally by email whether positions are still open before submitting a full application. Send all material to: Dr Yunne Shin (yunne-jai.shin@ird.fr) Dr Bruno Ernande (bruno.ernande@ifremer.fr) Dr Nicolas Barrier (nicolas.barrier@ird.fr)
  • Location: Montpellier, France

Contact Information

Yunne Shin
yunne-jai.shin@ird.fr

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