Physiological adaptation of marine bivalves to global changes (M/F) in Argenton at IFREMER (in English)

Job title : Physiological adaptation of marine bivalves to global changes (M/F)

Reference:  PV-2020-096

Department/Office: Département des Ressources Biologiques et Environnement, Unité de recherche Physiologie Fonctionnelle des Organismes Marins, Laboratoire de Physiologie des Invertébrés

Duty station:  Landunvez, Bretagne, FR , France

Deadline for applications : 07/02/2021

Principal activities

  • Develop research on:
    • the effects of climate change and the anthropization on the evolution of marine organisms,
    • the impact of temperature rise, ocean acidification, modification of primary productivity, the increasing occurrence of dystrophic crises, toxic phytoplankton blooms, epizootics and contaminants (micro- and nanoplastics, emerging contaminants) on the physiological response of marine organisms,
    • the ecophysiological responses and the adaptive potential of marine organisms to these stressors by coupling experimentation and bioenergetic modeling.
  • Contribute to the development of concepts, tools and experiments in their field of research.
  • Propose new collaborative research projects within research structures (UMR) and with international laboratories.
  • Analyze and interpret the data
  • Promote the results (writing scientific articles, reports and oral communications)
  • Take charge of Ph.D students and post-doc fellows.

Collaborative work environment

  • Internal collaborative relationship
    • Strong interactions with other researchers at UMR Lemar in Plouzané
    • Other Ifremer research units: Dyneco (Dynamics of coastal ecosystems), RMPF (Marine Resources in French Polynesia), SG2M (Genetic Health and Microbiology of Molluscs), IHPE (Hosts Pathogens Environment Interaction), MARBEC units (Marine Biodiversity , Exploitation and Conservation)
  • External collaborative relationship
    • French and international network in ecophysiology.

Required Knowledge, skills, and characteristics

  • Doctorate in marine biology / ecology or other related field + 3 years minimum postdoctoral experience.

 Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Bioenergetics
  • Acquisition of data on respiration, filtration, assimilation, and excretion.
  • Animal experiment
  • DEB modeling
  • Biostatistics and digital data processing
  • Written / oral communication in French / English
  • Writing skills
  • Project coordination skills

Human qualities

  • Initiative, organization and synthesis,
  • Ability to supervise and work in a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Specific working conditions

  • Position mainly located in Argenton with regular missions to Plouzané
  • Full time position
  • Boarding / field work
  • Work on weekends and holidays

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