PostDoc on changes in extreme sea levels


18 months

Plouzane, France

Deadline: 15/06/2022

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IFREMER, the French National Institute for Ocean Sciences is offering a post-doc position on extreme sea level changes, using innovative data-driven methods. As part of the ClimEx project, the focus will be on North Atlantic storms, which generate extreme sea levels along the coast.

Host organisation

IFREMER, an integrated marine science research institute, contributes to the national research and innovation system, as well as to the European research area, by producing:
fundamental knowledge through a systems approach that allows a better understanding of the processes that govern ecosystems and the changes that affect them;
more finalised results in response to questions posed by society, based on its observation, monitoring and expertise capacities.
The ClimEx project aims to explore innovative data-driven methods and numerical experiments to understand the causes of observed sea level changes.

Position description

The candidate will be in charge of:

  • characterising and understanding changes in extreme sea levels, using innovative data-driven methods;
  • modelling time series using decomposition methods (e.g. dynamic mode decomposition), with a view to predicting possible changes in the future;
  • identifing the spatio-temporal patterns of extreme events;
  • transforming the time series (extreme sea levels and their possible drivers) to better attribute the causes.

Profile and skills

  • PhD in marine science, physical oceanography, geoscience or ocean data science;
  • Training experience in artificial intelligence and/or ocean data analysis;
  • Mastery of programming software (Fortran, C);
  • Mastery of data visualisation software (Python, Matlab);
  • Be a team player, well organised, ambitious;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.


Laboratory of Physical and Spatial Oceanography, IFREMER Brest, France

Contract type

Short term contract: 18 months

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