Postdoctoral fellowship in biological fractionation of non-traditional isotopesExternal

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Contact: Nathalie Vigier
E-mail: nathalie.vigier [at] obs-vlfr.fr
Deadline: June 30, 2019

The Lab of Oceanography of Villefranche-sur-Mer (France) is seeking postdoctoral candidates to join the ISO2MET ANR project, which aims to apply stable isotope fractionations of trace metals in marine ecotoxicology, and to determine the relationship. The successful candidate will primarily focus on characterizing and quantifying biological fractionation of lithium, copper and zinc isotopes in the marine environment.

The post-doc will also participate to the experimental work initiated at the cellular level, in collaboration with a laboratory located at the Faculty of Medicine in Nice. At the organism level, the candidate will perform high sensitivity isotopic measurements on plankton, plankton-feeders, fishes, bivalves and corals, collected in contrasted environments, or cultured under controlled conditions. The objective is to establish the control laws of biological isotope fractionations in the ocean and to provide new approaches in ecotoxicology, paleoenvironment and medical fields.

Candidates should hold a PhD in non-traditional isotopes in the environment and have significant skills in biology and/or paleo-environments. Experience in modeling isotopic and geochemical data would be an asset.

LOV is a joint research unit of both the CNRS and Sorbonne University, and is a French marine station specialized in plankton ecology, ocean acidification and marine biogeochemical cycles. At LOV, the post-doc will participate to the newly formed Chemistry-Ocean-Climate (CHOC) team dynamics, that involve 8 researchers, technical staffs and several PhD students. In the context of the project, the post-doc will be part of the ANR ISO2MET team and will benefit from the interdisciplinary and numerous interactions of its members from LOV, LP2M (Nice), IAEA-Monaco, LIENSs (LaRochelle) and ENS-Lyon (https://anr.fr/Project-ANR-18-CE34-0002).

To apply, please send a CV, motivation letter and two references to nathalie [dot] vigieratobs-vlfr [dot] fr and to isabelle [dot] maireatobs-vlfr [dot] fr,