[Annelida] Job: IFREMER benthic ecologist

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz)
Mon Jul 9 16:52:50 EST 2012

FYI. Forwarded from Marine-B

Full-time permanent position in marine benthic ecology at IFREMER (ref.
W12 - 12 - 092)

The Department of Dynamics of Coastal Ecosystems at IFREMER invites
applications for a full-time research permanent position in the Benthic
Ecology laboratory.  We are seeking broadly for individuals who develop
research in marine benthic ecology, to overall understand structural and
functional diversity in coastal shallow waters habitats.  The individual
must possess a Ph.D., a strong commitment to developing internationally
recognized research programs, and a desire to contribute significantly
to the dynamic of the laboratory by initiating new collaborations.

The successful candidate will join a growing team to enhance research
and complement strengths in the study of macrobenthic communities, in
field research such as (but not limited to):
(1) the link between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning;
(2) the relationships between environmental parameters and variability
in benthic species assemblages (diversity and composition);
(3) the development of statistical and/or predictive modelling tools to
better understand the distribution of species and/or communities.

The researcher will be asked to contribute to develop research programs
based on the basis of existing knowledge of previously investigated
macrobenthic ecosystems but also to help prepare future investigations
in that perspective.

As part of the IFREMER institute, the researcher will also be asked to
contribute to expertise reviews in studies dealing with anthropogenic
pressures on marine systems (e.g. effect of sand-mining activities or
marine renewable energy structures).

Besides a Ph.D. in Marine (Benthic) Ecology and preferably postdoc
experience(s), the required qualities for this position are:
-a good knowledge in oceanography in general;
-a solid knowledge in macrobenthic species (biological trait and
-good skills in numerical statistics and treatment of databases;
-being perfectly fluent in English as well as handling French basics.

As personal qualities, we are seeking for someone:
-able to communicate and interact with other scientists and technicians
-dynamic and open-minded to cross-disciplinary research;
-involved in field works (boardings on RV).

To apply, please collate the following into a single pdf file: a cover
letter (including the reference W12 - 12 - 092), an extended curriculum
vitae, a statement of research interests and arrange to have up to 3
letters of reference sent in support of the application. All information
should be sent electronically to both Chantal.Le.Bris from ifremer.fr (human
resources) and Philippe.Cugier from ifremer.fr (head of the team).

Review of applications will begin now and will continue until September


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