Department/Office: Département des Ressources Biologiques et Environnement
Unité de recherche Halieutique Manche-Mer du Nord
Laboratoire Halieutique de Boulogne sur Mer
Duty station: Boulogne-sur-Mer, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, FR, France
Starting date on the job:
Deadline for applications: 26/03/2019
The Institute and the recruiting department
French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, Ifremer, through its research work and expert advice, contributes to knowledge of the oceans and their resources, to monitoring of marine and coastal environments and to the sustainable development of marine activities. To these ends, Ifremer conceives and operates tools for observation, experimentation and monitoring, and manage the oceanographic databases.
Created in 1984, Ifremer is a French public institute of an industrial and commercial nature. It is supervised jointly by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs.
Ifremer undertakes research missions, offers expert advice and acts as a funding agency.
Ifremer performs targeted applied research to address the questions posed by society (climate change effects, marine biodiversity, pollution prevention, seafood quality etc.). Results include scientific knowledge, technological innovations, and systems for ocean observation and exploration. Partnerships may be public, private or a combination of the two.
Ifremer works in a network with the French scientific community, also collaborating with international partner organizations, in the frame of several national and international projects, including contractual activities.
Description of the offer:
The recruiting department
The Channel & North Sea Fisheries Research Unit (Unité Halieutique Manche Mer du Nord, HMMN) is investigating the dynamics of marine fisheries, ecosystems and biodiversity, subject to the pressure of fisheries and other human activities in a global change context, as well as evaluating management strategies to mitigate the impact of these pressures.
HMMN hosts three technological facilities: a Sclerochronology National Center, a Trophic Ecology Platform, and a Zoo- (and Ichtyo-) plankton Taxonomy and Ecology Platform.
Under the leadership of the Head of the Channel and North Sea Fisheries Research Unit (HMMN), within the Boulogne s/mer laboratory, he/she will investigate the functioning of trophic networks in marine ecosystems.
General areas of responsibility
The main duty is to investigate thoroughly the functioning of the English Channel and Southern North Sea trophic networks, and more specifically the pivotal role played by ichtyo- and zooplankton, bentho-pelagic coupling, and the ecosystem effects inferred by, and on, fisheries dynamics.
To that purpose, he/she will apply some of the ecosystem models, which have recently been calibrated in the English Channel and the Southern North Sea, in tight interaction with the fish diet empirical analyses carried out within the Trophic Ecology Platform and the research developed within the Zooplankton Taxonomy and Ecology PLatform.
Collaborative work environment
HMMN team, other research units from the RBE department (unité Physiologie et Fonctionnement des Organismes Marins - PFOM, unité Sciences et Technologies Halieutiques - STH, unité Economie Maritime - EM, unité Ecologie et Modèles pour l’Halieutique - EMH), and from the ODE department ODE (Unité LITTORAL, unité DYNECO).
ICES research community, French or foreigh research institutes specialised in fisheries science and marine ecology.
PhD in numerical ecology / fisheries science,
Required knowledge, skills and characteristics
Traveling in France and abroad,
How to apply for this position
Deadline for applications: 26/03/2019
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