Coastal benthic ecology: impacts of non-native species

Deadline: 03/10/2022



Bordeaux, France

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Host organisation

The UMR 5805 ” Environnements et Paléoenvironnement Océaniques ” EPOC was created on January 1st 1997. This UMR first associated two, then very quickly three laboratories of the University Bordeaux 1:

  • the Department of Geology and Oceanography (DGO),
  • the Laboratory of Biological Oceanography (LOB)
  • the Laboratory of Ecophysiology and Ecotoxicology of Aquatic Systems (LEESA).

In 2011, has however seen a significant increase in this perimeter with the arrival in 2011 of a team from the Institute of Molecular Sciences (ISM): the Laboratory of Physicochemistry and Toxicology of the Environment (LPTC). The UMR 5805 has changed its title to “Environnements et Paléoenvironnements Océaniques et Continentaux”, but kept its acronym: EPOC. This change brought the number of supervisors of the unit to four: the University Bordeaux 1, the CNRS, the EPHE and the University Bordeaux 4. The merger of three Bordeaux universities on January 1, 2014 reduced this number to three: the University of Bordeaux, the CNRS and the EPHE.

Position description

Under the responsibility of the research project PIs and in close collaboration with the other researchers and technicians involved, the Postdoc will be responsible for the implementation of the project. The Postdoc will coordinate the research activities necessary to successfully achieve the objectives of the ARCUATULA project.

He/she will conduct sampling and field surveys for a full seasonal cycle. He/she will design and conduct experiments under controlled conditions.
He/she will also participate in the various laboratory analyses of the collected samples (identification and biometry of the benthic macrofauna, etc.).
He/she will lead the analysis and interpretation of the results, taking into account the existing literature and external data sets.

Profile and skills

  • Ph.D. in marine biology/ecology
  • Advanced knowledge in community ecology, seagrass ecology
  • Advanced knowledge of population dynamics and/or benthic biogeochemistry (flux) and/or food web (isotopes)
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in data analysis and statistics
  • Experience in experimental design

Professional skills

  • English
  • Organizational skills
  • Communication / Collaboration

Contract type

Fixed term contract, 24 months


EPOC Laboratory, Bordeaux, France

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