2014 job opportunities

Thursday 14 March 2013
by  Jean Pierre FERAL
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PostDoc position (18 months) at IMBE? Station marine d’Endoume (Marseille, France) on “Marine comparative population genetics? and community ecology” funded through the FP7 program DEVOTES
We seek candidates who proved their autonomy in data analyses and in writing international scientific papers. A solid experience in population genetics is also required. Expertise in community ecology, benthic coastal marine biodiversity, marine currentology, modelisation, as well as scuba-diving is not compulsory but considered as a “plus”. Our goal (IMBE) in this DEVOTES program is to evaluate the interest and the limits of intra-specific genetic diversity (of a set of species) as an indicator of the good environment status of a locality?. For this, we compare local diversity among species, with species diversity (Shannon or other indices) when possible, and we aim at correcting for (or taking into account) genetic connectivity and physical connectivity.
The post-doc will at first benefit from an already available data set (partly published) of population genetic data from 6-10 invertebrate species (eventually a red alga may also be available) with contrasted dispersal abilities in a common set of localities along the French Mediterranean coast. His first goal will be to combine those data in a global analysis, integrating physical data and models (by collaborations with physical oceanographers), biological data on life history traits (duration and season of dispersal stage), and disentangle factors linked to physics, life history traits. The post-doc is expected to write and submit one scientific article (at least) within the 6 months period with the data that were already available.
The fellowship of 18 months, financed by DEVOTES, will then be proposed for a combined study comparing community composition and intra-species genetic diversity, focusing on coralligenous habitats. Coralligenous habitats are typically Mediterranean; they are highly complex habitats, based on a biogenic substratum composed of a variety of red algae. Community composition will be obtained from metabarcoding (with controls by classical taxonomy and photo-quadrats). Population genetics will be studied for a few species of the coralligenous habitat?: at least one red alga (or a full species complex, providing natural replicates), a bryozoan, etc. (NGS genotyping will be obtained for some species). Samplings are finely contextualized by contrasted ecological parameters (orientation, depths, slope, rugosity, temperature…) within each locality (islets), allowing estimating the relative parts of adaptation and neutrality at both the intra-specific and the community levels (local adaptation, neutral theory of biodiversity). This sampling and ecological study is a strong part of the European ANR “CIGESMED” (an ERANET project of the Seas-ERA call).
Deadline for application: 1st June 2014
For additional information about the scientific project and the contract, please contact anne.chenuil(at)imbe.fr

Engineer – Ingénieur – (9 months) at IMBE Station marine d’Endoume (Marseille, France)
The fellowship is financed by a FP7 European program (DEVOTES: Development of innovative tools for monitoring and assessing the good environmental status of the marine environment).
For the European DEVOTES program, 9 ARMS boxes and 9 ASUs devices were installed in the benthos off the Marseilles coasts (a well as in several places in Europe). Such devices are standardized systems allowing the comparison of biological colonization (more generally of biodiversity) among localities and among basins. They were installed from the Polar circle to the Eastern Mediterranean in Europe, for the DEVOTES program. These boxes will be disassembled during the autumn 2014 (after one year), following a common protocol everywhere. Biodiversity will be assessed using metabarcoding for a variety of biological phyla. In addition, coralligenous environmental sampling will be done in several ecological profiles for each locality (by scraping the substratum and all the biological community on it), and also studied using metabarcoding (CIGESMED project).
The Engineer is expected to participate in barcoding lab work. A solid experience in PCR or in meta-barcoding (preferentially in non-model or multicellular taxa) is required. Data analyses will involve both inter-specific diversity and intra-specific diversity comparisons with ecological variables.
Deadline: 1st June 2014
For additional information about the position, please contact anne.chenuil(at)imbe.fr

Chargé de mission DCSMM, descripteur 4, Réseaux trophiques, CDD 12 mois, 1er juin 2014.
IMBE, Station Marine d’Endoume (Marseille)
Contact et renseignements: jean-pierre.feral_at_imbe.fr
Offre clôturée le 30 avril 2014

Research engineer for collection of metadata, analyzes, definition and construction of reusable descriptors and necessary tools to their exploitation in the networks of actors. His/her background should be benthic community ecology, conservation biology, and information systems.
IMBE, Marine Station of Endoume (Marseille), CDD 1st July 2014 - 31st December 2014
Offer closed on 2014, April 15
For additional information about the position, please contact jean-pierre.feral_at_imbe.fr

Chargé de mission DCSMM, descripteur 4, CDD 10 mois, 1er septembre 2013
offre fermée le 30 juin 2013

Research engineer for collection of metadata, analyzes, definition and construction of reusable descriptors and necessary tools to their exploitation in the networks of actors. His/her background should be benthic community ecology, conservation biology, and information systems.
IMBE, Marine Station of Endoume, Marseille
1st July 2013 - 31st December 2013

offer closed





The Laboratory of Zoology and Marine Biology makes a post-doctoral position available to carry on research on subtidal rocky reefs. Specific objectives include the analysis on the structure and role of subtidal rocky reefs with a specific focus on coralligenous outcrops and the effects of human threats on this habitat. The activity will include experimental sampling in the field by scuba diving, data storage and data analyses. A skill in the identification of algae and invertebrates of rocky substrates is required. This activity will be carried out within national and international multidisciplinary projects focusing on coastal habitats (projects PRIN, BIOMAP, COCONET)

Applicants should have a PhD? in a related discipline, a background in experimental ecology and data analysis, and a positive attitude towards collaboration in a multidisciplinary research group both in the field and the laboratory. Fluent knowledge of English is essential. Part of the research is carried out in the field: diving and boat experience are also required.

The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Prof. Ferdinando Boero.

The position is advertised in English at http://www.unisalento.it/web/guest/news/-/news/viewDettaglio/46292204/10122, the deadline is 5.05.2014, and it is available for one year (start between June - July 2013) at a salary of 24000 Euros.



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