21/02/2020
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9 months post-doc (M/F) in dendrochronology within the framework of the BENDYS project at the GEODE UMR 5602 laboratory in Toulouse (France)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    CNRS
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Anthropology
    Environmental science
    History
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Established Researcher (R3)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    13/03/2020 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › TOULOUSE
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/05/2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

This post-doc will be included in the task 2 entitled “Sub-recent and current forest biological and cultural diversity states with a special attention to soils: an holistic approach of current OGFs” of the project and more precisely in the sub-task 2.1 entitled “Forest ecology, TreMs and dendrochronology on living trees”. Using a dendrochronological approach, the post-doc will explore both (i) the legacy of past anthropogenic pressures and natural disturbances as well as (ii) the effect of global changes and current anthropogenic pressures on the resilience of these European remnant forests. Within the framework of this interdisciplinary project, the post-doc is expected to be able to implement its approach in connection with the other sub-tasks and other tasks of the ANR project and therefore to integrate the data acquired by this large network.

Improve knowledge about the resilience capacity of last European old-growth (“subnatural”) fir-beech forests (French Pyrenees and Romanian Carpathian) through dendrochronological studies. This postdoc is part of a European project untitled: « The last European old-growth fir-BEech forests: a loNg-term and global stuDY for their better understanding, conServation and management (BENDYS). Old-Growth Forests (OGFs) in Europe represent less than 1 % of the forested land but are still considered as a major issue for biodiversity conservation. Funded by the ANR (Agence National de la Recherche), this project aims at questioning the state of reference of these forests as a basis for their environmental management. Following an interdisciplinary approach based on various disciplines such as archaeology, dendrochronology, palynology, history and ecology, it aims to understand past and current trajectories of these ecosystems in Maramures (Romania) and in Pyrenees (France).

We offer a 9-month post-doctoral contract based at either GEODE in Toulouse or at CULS in Prague. The position will involve frequent travel to the Czech Republic and France (Toulouse and Pyrenees), and potentially field work in Romania. It would be preferable for the post-doc to start on May 1, 2020 given the field samples scheduled for June and July 2020. The gross salary will be about 3700 euros per month. The contract will be on the supervision of Vanessa Py-Saragaglia, the leader of the project.

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Eligibility criteria

Strong experience (experienced researchers) in forest ecology, dendrochronology, dendrology and disturbance ecology is required. Moreover, it is mandatory that the applicant has a very good level in the use of the R software as well as solid skills in temporal and spatial statistics. Finally, the candidate must be fluent in both spoken and written English and in at least another language used in the project (French, Romanian or Czech).

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    History
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Anthropology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Environmental science
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    History: Master Degree or equivalent
    Anthropology: Master Degree or equivalent
    Environmental science: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    FRENCH: Basic
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
GEOGRAPHIE DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
TOULOUSE

EURAXESS offer ID: 496204
Posting organisation offer ID: 14468

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