A postdoctoral position in microbial and chemical ecology is available in Concarneau Marine Station within the frame of the BIO-TIDE project. The successful candidate will conduct research aimed at quantifying and identifying metabolites of intertidal diatom biofilms, and the links between metabolic diversity and ecosystem function and services in intertidal sediments (primary production, sediment stability). The selected candidate will perform LC-MS/MS and GC-MS measurements on natural sediments of the intertidal area and will develop a GC-MS dedicated protocol for low molecular weight metabolites.
A Ph.D. in Microbial Ecology and/or chemical ecology or a related field is preferred. Previous experience with GC-MS and/or LC-MS/MS is mandatory. In addition, the recruitment policy of the Brittany Region makes compulsory that eligible candidates should have spent at least 12 months outside France in the last 3 years.
The work will involve a mixture of field and laboratory work with flexibility to collaborate with BIO-TIDE project partners at the University of Nantes (France), University of Ghent (Belgium), Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (France) and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)