Research Engineer PositionExternal

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Contact: Dr Vincent Rossi
E-mail: vincent.rossi [at]
Deadline: January 6, 2019

A research engineer position has been made available at the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France. The successful candidate will work on the SEAMoBB project (Solutions for sEmi-Automated Monitoring of Benthic Biodiversity), which focuses on benthic biodiversity of Mediterranean rocky habitats. Thanks to yearly sampling and metabarcoding analyses of several coastal sites spread throughout the north-western Mediterranean, it investigates marine biodiversity and connectivity (i.e. the exchanges of individuals among distant and isolated populations).

The Research Engineer will be in charge of improving (cleaning/documenting/debugging) the current version of the LFN code (C++), of developing new subroutines and of maintaining the LFN platform up-to-date for all current users. LFN is currently used by the initial developers in MIO and LOCEAN (France) and by collaborators in IFISC and IOE (Spain) and UTRGV (USA).


Development engineer interested in environmental and multidisciplinary topics. Educational background in Computer Science or Computational Physics (e.g. numerical analyses for Dynamical Systems, Network Theory, Fluid Dynamics) is required. Knowledge in Marine Sciences, Lagrangian modelling and Statistics are not required but will be considered as additional assets.

To apply for this position, please email Dr Vicent Rossi with a cover letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae, with subject line "application IE SEAMoBB". The deadline for applications is 06/01/2019. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted in January 2019.