Job description

A post-doctoral position has been opened within the DUNES project, which focuses on understanding highly dynamic submarine dune ecosystems. 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 Shom , under the supervision of Drs. Thierry Garlan and Olivier Blanpain and at France Energies Marines, under the supervision of Dr. Maëlle Nexer, geomorphologist from the Environmental Integration research program.
Both institutes are working together on the main objectives of studying  short and medium-term dynamics, with the interplay of long – term controls, through field observations of dunes as habitats at the Dunkerque , France, site . Studies concern different dune formations (sandbanks, megarides, dunes) over different time durations within a two – year period (seasonality, storms , tide effects).
The post – doctoral candidate will:
▪ Update the state of the art of underwater dune (15%) morphological characteristics and dynamics;
▪ Review the different existing modelling approaches and propose one for the DUNES project area (40%) which includes relationships with marine organisms and ORE technology interactions;
▪Provide an up -to – date version of the Shom Dune GIS (15%);
▪Apply a new processing algorithm (Ogor 2018) to data acquired during the DUNES project (30%).
To address this program, the candidate will work within a multidisciplinary consortium with complementary expertise in sedimentology , hydrodynamics and ecology in the context of interactions between ORE systems and the marine environment, and in ORE devices & developments.

How to apply

Final date for applications: June 15th, 2019
Please send your CV and cover letter to the following electronic addresses:
For any additional information, please contact: and
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.