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Post-doctoral position available at UMR 7144 CNRS Sorbonne Université – Station Biologique de Roscoff (W/M)
Methane fluxes at marine interfaces – optimisation and deployment of an in situ mass spectrometer in marine environments
Job title: Postdoctoral Researcher (W/M)
Proposed starting date: as soon as possible before June 2019
Duration: 24 months
Deadline for application: until position is filled
Location: Roscoff, France
For further information about the post, please contact Cedric Boulart
on email firstname.lastname@example.org
A 24-month full-time postdoctoral researcher (W/M) position in Marine Chemistry
and In Situ Chemical Sensor Development is available in the Marine Chemistry Team
of UMR 7144 CNRS Sorbonne Université at the Station Biologique de Roscoff,
France, with a starting date before June 2019.
The appointment of the Postdoc will be made according to the guidelines of
Sorbonne Université, following the general rules of French universities and the salary
will be in accordance with the University salary scale.
The Marine Chemistry Team has developed a strong expertise in climate-change
gases as well as in the development of in situ chemical sensor for oceanography.
Our major task is to constrain air–sea exchanges of GHGs (e.g. CO2 and CH4) and
their variability at various time and spatial levels in marine ecosystems.
The Team is currently developing a new research topic on the biogeochemical cycle
of CH4 that is complementary to the research on marine CO2 cycle. The main goal is
to evaluate the source/sinks of CH4 at key sites and the response of CH4 cycle to
To address the variability of the biogeochemical processes, the Team is developing
new in situ chemical sensors that are deployed on various oceanographic platforms
(buoys, Ferrybox, CTD-rosette, ROV). We have recently acquired a new in situ mass
spectrometer that is able to measure dissolved gas concentrations at various depths
in marine environments in real time.
As part of the FULMAR project, funded by the Region Bretagne, we are seeking a
full-time postdoctoral researcher that will be responsible for the development and
the optimisation of the in situ mass spectrometer as well as the deployment and
data acquisition during oceanographic cruises. In details, the Postdoc will take in
- the optimisation of the instrument (detection limits, response time,
- the integration and the interfacing of the instrument on the oceanographic
platforms (in coordination with the engineers responsible of these platforms),
- the deployment of the instrument during oceanographic cruises,
- the data acquisition and analysis.
The candidate must hold a PhD for less than 3 years and should not have spent
more than 18 months in France during the last 3 years (between June 2015 and
June 2018). Ideally, the applicant should hold a PhD in marine chemistry, analytical
chemistry or environmental chemistry with a significant experience in instrumental
development such as in situ chemical sensors. An experience in mass spectrometry
and gas chromatography will be appreciated as well as data analysis (time-series),
programming and modelling (under R, Matlab or Python).
How to apply
Applicants should send via e-mail (in a single pdf file) their extended Curriculum
Vitae with publications list and other scientific works, professional degrees as well
as a letter of interest at: email@example.com .
Additional reference letters would be appreciated.