Researcher in Environnemental Physiology

IFREMER - French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea

Brest, France

He/She will

  • 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

Initial training

  • PhD in Biological Oceanography


  • post-doctoral experience(s) in one or several research laboratories strongly recommended.

Personal qualities

  • Disposition for dialogue and communication, interest for working in a team and for student supervision.
  • Scientific rigor, organizational skills

Specific knowledge

  • 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

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