Call for Junior chairs, PhD and post-doctoral positionsExternal

Call Overview

Call Category: Expertise

Contact: Sandrine Skiba
Email: sandrine.skiba [at]
Opening: May 1, 2017
Closing: June 20, 2017

The University of Pau (France) is opening calls for Junior chairs, PhD and post-docs positions. As partner of this University, the INRA research unit (Nutrition, Metabolism, Aquaculture) is available to host candidates for these positions.

For the junior chairs:

Required Competences:

-              Applicants are expected to show outstanding commitment to research and teaching

-              A maximum of 5 years’ experience after PhD defence is desirable

-              Applicants should be supported by a local host laboratory (the director is the contact person)


Criteria of selection of the candidate (without priority order):

-              The research and teaching projects

-              The candidate’s motivation

-              The candidate concern for the societal problematic related to energy and environment and his/her positioning to direct efforts toward the identification of original solutions for the future of energy and environment. In this context, the topic that has been chosen for the INRA research unit (Nutrition, Metabolism, Aquaculture) is “New nutritional strategies for sustainable development of aquaculture”

-              Outstanding scientific record (publications, patents, …)


The chair will be funded for 5 years. The start-up package to support this junior chair consists in two PhD candidates (or one PhD candidate and one postdoctoral fellow) and associated running costs.

For PhD and Post-doc positions:

Candidates will be selected following three steps:

                1st step: Candidates will be selected on the basis of the quality of their curriculum in relationship with the disciplinary fields defined by the university. This is in relation to the university's lab : “New nutritional strategies for sustainable development of aquaculture”

                2nd step: Selected candidates will be asked to develop a doctoral research proposal with the supervisor

                3rd step: Interview - the candidate will be invited to defend his project in front of the selection board.


The INRA research unit (Nutrition, Metabolism, Aquaculture) is able to propose hosting for one PhD and one post-doc on the following projects:

  • PhD : Parental selenium and antioxidant status in rainbow trout.
  • Post-doc: Metabolic consequences of fishmeal and fish oil replacement by new ingredients (insects, yeast, microalgae…) in rainbow trout.

The deadline for applying for the PhD and Post-doc positions is 10 June 2017, while the Junior chair positions have a deadline of 20 June 2017.