Researcher in Environnemental Physiology
IFREMER - French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea
- Measure the in situ and in vitro primary production (high frequency PAM fluorescence, 14C, 13C, 15N, photosynthesis/light intensity curves) as well as the pigment diversity
- Study of the biotic and abiotic factors controlling primary production and analyze the photo-physiological stress
- Identify, together with the modelling team, the key parameters for calibration/validation of the ecological models
- Find funding and implement his/her research programs
- Support to public policies demands as an expert in primary production, photosynthesis, pigments
- Supervises MSc and PhD students as well as post-doctorate researchers
- Reports his work in international journals and conferences
Collaborative work environment
Internal collaborative relationship: Modellers, biogeochemists, ecologists, geneticists, remote sensing, Oceanography instrumentation (DYNECO) / experts in phytoplanktonic pigments (DYNECO and LERN)
External collaborative relationship: Universities and Research Institutes involved primary production, main national and international laboratories working on planktonic ecosystems.
Profile and expertise sought
- PhD in Biological Oceanography
- post-doctoral experience(s) in one or several research laboratories strongly recommended.
- Disposition for dialogue and communication, interest for working in a team and for student supervision.
- Scientific rigor, organizational skills
- Strong background in marine biology, with specialization in phytoplankton and plankton physiology
- Marine primary production and pigments diversity measurements
- Autotrophic protists culture techniques
- Good writing skills
- Good English writing and speaking skills