23/06/2021

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN GLOBAL OCEAN MODELLING

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Sorbonne University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science3 D modelling
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    30/09/2021 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › Villefranche-sur-mer
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    39
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/01/2022
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    ANR-19-CE02-0019

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Organization:  Sorbonne Université, France

Location : Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV), France

Research field : Global ocean modeling

Type of contract : 2-year postdoctoral position

Application deadline : 30/09/2021

Position start date : 01/01/2022

PRESENTATION

In the framework of the ANR research program EFFICACY (http://www.sb-roscoff.fr/fr/project-efficacy/presentation), we are offering a two-year postdoctoral position for an experimented modeler. This project focuses on the cyanobacterium Synechococcus, the second most abundant member of the marine phytoplankton community and one of the rare organisms that can be studied at all scales of organization, from the genes to the global ocean. The EFFICACY project aims at studying the fitness advantage conferred by the capacity that a large proportion of the Synechococcus population has to reversibly modify its pigment content in response to changes in ambient light color from blue to green, as compared to Synechococcus cells that have a ‘fixed’ pigmentation (Grébert et al. 2018).

Using data from several global expeditions and from two ongoing time series (in the English Channel and in the Mediterranean Sea), and data from mono- and co-cultures of the different Synechococcus pigment types grown in various light conditions, the postdoctoral fellow will use a numerical model to simulate the global distribution of the different Synechococcus pigment types and their seasonal changes, and to predict the effect of global change on the Synechococcus population structure over the forthcoming decades. The goal is to integrate this Synechococcus multi-type component into the MIT’s powerful global ocean Darwin model (http://darwinproject.mit.edu/research) that couples a radiative transfer component with a marine biogeochemical–ecosystem component in a dynamic 3-D global physical framework (Dutkiewicz et al. 2015; Dutkiewicz et al. 2019).

POSITION

The position will be shared between four laboratories: two belong to Sorbonne Université (France), the Laboratory of Oceanography of Villefranche (LOV) and the Biological Station of Roscoff (SBR), and the other two are the University of Southampton and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The main location of the postdoctoral fellow will be the LOV (https://lov.imev-mer.fr/) but he/she will also travel to and actively exchange with the three other partner labs. This position will start on January 1, 2022. This is a two-year funding from the French research funding agency (ANR).

QUALIFICATIONS

- PhD required, preferably in oceanography or related fields

- Experience in developing and using numerical models

- Good computational skills, and proficient in one of R, python, or matlab (or similar)

- Familiarity with computer language, preferably Fortran

- Strong ability to work independently

- Good communication skills in both written and spoken English are essential

- Experience and knowledge in physical and biological oceanography is also desirable

APPLICATION

Interested candidates should send their application (CV including list of publications, motivation letter and names of at least two referees) to:

- Dr. Julia Uitz [julia.uitz@imev-mer.fr], Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV), UMR 7093 Sorbonne Université & CNRS, https://lov.imev-mer.fr/web/member/julia-uitz/

- Dr. Frédéric Partensky [frederic.partensky@sb-roscoff.fr], Station Biologique de Roscoff, UMR 7144 Sorbonne Université & CNRS, http://www.sb-roscoff.fr/en/partensky-frederic/353

- Dr. Laurence Garczarek [laurence.garczarek@sb-roscoff.fr], Station Biologique de Roscoff, UMR 7144 Sorbonne Université & CNRS, http://www.sb-roscoff.fr/en/garczarek-laurence/43

The work will be performed in close collaboration with:

- Dr. Anna Hickman, University of Southampton, UK (https://www.southampton.ac.uk/oes/about/staff/ah2r11.page)

- Dr. Stephanie Dutkiewicz, MIT, Cambridge, Ma, USA (https://eapsweb.mit.edu/people/stephdut)

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Dutkiewicz, S. and Hickman, A. E. and Jahn, O. and Gregg, W. W. and Mouw, C. B. and Follows, M. J. (2015). Capturing optically important constituents and properties in a marine biogeochemical and ecosystem model, Biogeosciences 12:4447-81, https://bg.copernicus.org/articles/12/4447/2015/

Dutkiewicz, S., A.E. Hickman, O. Jahn, S. Henson, C. Beaulieu, and E. Moneir (2019). Ocean colour signature of climate change, Nature Communications 10:578. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-08457-x

Grébert T., Doré H., Partensky F. Farrant G.K. [..] and Garczarek L. 2018. Light color acclimation is a key process in the global distribution of Synechococcus cyanobacteria. PNAS 115: E2010-9. https://www.pnas.org/content/115/9/E2010

 

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceModelling tools
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Computer science: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    OTHER: Basic

Skills/Qualifications

- PhD required, preferably in oceanography or related fields

- Experience in developing and using numerical models

- Good computational skills, and proficient in proficient in one of R, python, or matlab (or similar)

- Familiarity with computer language, preferably Fortran

- Strong ability to work independently

- Good communication skills in both written and spoken English are essential

- Experience and knowledge in physical and biological oceanography is also desirable

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche
France
Villefranche-sur-mer
06230
181 Chemin du Lazaret

EURAXESS offer ID: 655569

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