LabexMER International postdoctoral Fellowships in marine Sciences

Brest-Plouzané, Brest (FR)
Recipients of the awards will receive a gross salary of about 3000€ per month (36000€ per year)
Feb 23, 2017
Mar 25, 2017
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LabexMER “a changing ocean" is a consortium of French Universities and Institutions who decided to combine their research capacities to tackle fundamental issues related to our understanding of ocean functioning in the context of climate change. Further information about LabexMER and universities involved can be found on: 


The brightest young scientists are also the most creative. They are able to conceive and carry out independent research. The LabexMER partners have created a new post-doctoral program, inspired by successful similar programs such as the U.S. NOAA Climate Change and Global Change postdoctoral program or WHOI postdoctoral fellowship. It allows young scientists to propose their own research project in marine sciences to be carried out in one or several LabexMER laboratories and within one or more LabexMER research axes : (1) The ocean engine at very high resolution, (2) Complexity and efficiency of the biological pump, (3) Geobiological interactions in extreme environments, (4) Sediment transfers: source to sink and mud to mantle, (5) Dynamics and vulnerability of coastal zones, (6) Evolution of marine habitats and adaptation of populations, (7) Sea motions and interactions with marine structures, (8) Marine Social-Ecological System Management.

Funding scheme:

The competitive awards are designed to further the education and training of the applicant with primary emphasis placed on the individual's research promise and relevance to LabexMER research axes.

The postdoctoral appointment is for a period of two years. Recipients of the awards will receive a gross salary of about 3000€ per month (36000€ per year). In addition, support is available for travel expenses, equipment, and supplies. Work contract will include national health and dental insurance, as well as retirement and unemployment benefits.

Candidates profile:

In order to be eligible, applicants must have received their doctoral degree within the past 3 years. Since this program is targeted at international young scientists, applicants holding a French doctoral degree are eligible for the award only if they demonstrate extensive international research experience acquired during or after their PhD. Successful applicants must be able to present a certified copy of their diploma, or a certified letter from the university officials stating that they have completed all of the requirements for their degree. It is also expected that candidates will have a command of the English language. Knowledge in French language is not required but the candidate should understand that they are expected to acquire basic knowledge of French during their postdoctoral appointment.

Keywords: sea, ocean, climate, marine biology, geophysics, marine environment, coastal management, marine chemistry

4 positions available for the 2017 call