Postdoctoral fellowships in Marine Sciences

Jan 25, 2018
Apr 16, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
LabexMER is a consortium of French Universities and Institutions who decided to combine their research capacities to tackle fundamental issues related to understanding of ocean in the context of climate change. Further information about LabexMER on:

The brightest young scientists are also the most creative. They are able to conceive and carry out independent research. LabexMER partners have created a new postdoctoral program :it allows young scientists to propose their own research project in marine sciences to be carried out in one or several LabexMER labs 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 from the coast to the abyss, (5) Dynamics and vulnerability of the coastal zone, (6) Evolution of marine habitats and adaptation of populations, (7) Sea motions and interactions with marine structures, (8) Marine Social-Ecological System Management..

Employment contract with full social security: yes

Currency: euro

Covers salary: yes

Covers travel and subsistence: yes

Covers research costs: yes

Covers other costs: The postdoctoral appointment is for a period of two years. Recipients of the awards will receive a net salary of about 2400€ per month. 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.

Maximum duration of fellowship: 24

In order to be eligible, applicants must have received their doctoral degree within the past 3 years at the closing date of the call. This condition of 3 years maximum after the thesis is considered either from the defense date or the graduation date (most advantageous case) and can be extended in special cases (maternity, illness ...). Applicants showing more than 3 years after thesis (maximum 3 years + 6 months) will be considered, if they can provide a support letter from one member of the LabexMER Scientific Committee.

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 : this means having spent at least a 12 months period out of France within the three years immediately prior to the application deadline.

Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence: International

Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies: International

The competitive awards are designed to further the education and training of the applicant with primary emphasis placed on the individual's research experience and promise, and on relevance to LabexMER research Axes. A local committee of experts will rank the candidates based on their resume, their project, and letters of recommendation. Short listed candidates will be interviewed by the selection Committee.

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Frequency of calls: annual

International mobility required: yes