FRANCE ENERGIES MARINES (FEM), the national research institute dedicated to Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE), supports the nascent ORE industrial sector with the means and skills that increase competitiveness by mutualizing R&D costs, reducing risks and accelerating the acquisition of data and knowledge. FEM activities are founded on Research and Development projects based on a broad public-private partnership involving large groups, SMEs, regional authorities, advanced research and training institutions and competitiveness clusters, and with the support of the national Investing for the Future program. FEM collaborators are scientifically and technically involved in these projects thanks to their high level of scientific expertise. The headquarters of FEM are located in Plouzané (Brest area), France.
Description du poste
A post-doctoral position has been opened within the DUNES project, which is dedicated to highly dynamic hydraulic dunes. Future ORE projects may deploy structures and cables within zones of this specific environment, and for which the associated ecosystem and dynamics require a better understanding.
The successful candidate will work both at the Oceanography and Geosciences Laboratory (LOG UMR 8187), under the supervision of Pr. Rachid Amara from the University of the Littoral Opal Coast (ULCO) and at France Energies Marines, under the supervision of Dr. Nolwenn Quillien from the Environmental Integration research program.
Both institutes work together on the main objectives of studying potential marine habitat modification linked to the installation of ORE devices and to develop tools and methodologies allowing the study of these potential effects.
The postdoctoral candidate will:
– characterize the benthodemersal fish community structure at these particular habitats and model the influence of environmental variables (such as temperature, salinity, current speed, grain size, turbidity) on these communities;
– analyze trophic links within benthodemersal fish community and between macrofauna (a second postdoc will aim at characterizing this faunal group) and fish;
– contribute to the theoretical characterization of potential ORE impacts on hydraulic
To address this program, the candidate will work within a multidisciplinary consortium with complementary expertise in ecology (experts of ichtyofauna, macrofauna, meiofauna), in hydrodynamics, sedimentology, in interactions between ORE systems and the marine environment, and in ORE devices & developments.
Modalités de candidature
Final date for applications: June 15th, 2019
Please send your CV and cover letter to the following electronic addresses: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
In case of an expected secondment of the candidate by a member of France Energies Marines, the application should mention the agreement of the present employer.