Job information

Location: CEREGE – Technopôle de l’Arbois, Aix en Provence – France
Salary: 2250€ per month
Contract: 2 years fixed term, full time
Closing date: 31 August 2019
Starting date: 1 November 2019

Postdoctoral position

Applicants are expected to get involved with data synthesis in the Forcis project – Foraminifera Response to Climatic Stress – including standardization and harmonization of data sets, and synthesis of historical plankton data-sets. The objective will be to assemble a comprehensive GIS database including historical data sets of plankton (tows, traps, continuous recorders, pump samples, etc.) in the global ocean, and associated hydrographic data. The compilation of the modern foraminifera data will lead to an improved calibration of the FORAMCLIM model. The new database will be used to compare the global biomass distribution of planktonic foraminifera to the EcoGEnIE 3D model.


Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in Marine Sciences with a focus on paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, marine biogeochemical cycles, micropaleontology, and planktic ecosystems. Experience in scientific computation, data management, and numerical modelling is required, as well as excellent English language skills, and a desire and willingness to work in an international and interdisciplinary team.

Host Structure


The Centre for Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity (CESAB) is the Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB) main program and a leading research organization in Europe, with an international reputation. Its aim is to implement innovative work of synthesis and analysis of existing data in the field of biodiversity. Advancing knowledge, developing culture and collaboration, facilitating links between scientific disciplines and with the stakeholders, are the main objectives of CESAB, which welcomes every year a large number of researchers from all continents.

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CEREGE, Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement de Géosciences de l’Environnement (Centre for Research and Teaching in Environmental Geoscience), regroups around 130 permanent staff (45 university lecturers and professors, 40 researchers and 45 engineers, technicians, and administrative staff), and 110 temporary staff including around 60 graduate students.

CEREGE is a joint research centre (UM 34), incorporating Aix-Marseille University (AMU), the CNRS (UMR7330), the IRD (UMR 161), the INRA and the Collège de France. Its main center is located in Provence, at the Technopôle Environnement Arbois Méditerranée, in Aix-en-Provence.

Thanks to its theoretical, methodological, and technological approaches to research, CEREGE is strongly interdisciplinary.

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Application instructions

– A letter of interest (2 pages maximum)
– Your curriculum vitae
– Contact details of 3 potential referees

Applications and questions regarding application must be sent no later than 31/08/2019 to Thibault de Garidel-Thoron ([email protected]).

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