Research Unit: UMR 6553 ECOBIO, University Rennes1 (Rennes, France)
We offer a postdoc position in stress ecology and ecotoxicology for 18 months at the University of Rennes1 (Brittany, France). The position is available in the research group “RITME” lead by Professor Claudia Wiegand at the CNRS laboratory “Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Evolution” (ECOBIO, UMR 6553) in Rennes, France (web site https://ecobio.univ-rennes1.fr). It is part of a CNRS program on Environmental Toxicology and Stress Ecology (LIA ETSE, CNRS and University Rennes1).
The holder of this post-doc position will address consequences of earthworm population’s exposure history in terms of acclimation and adaptation strategies, the physiological mechanisms facilitating it, and its impact on further generations. Combining field studies and laboratorial experiments, and applying state of the art biochemical and molecular analysis will progress this research line.
Form of employment: Full term position for 18 months, starting 1rst September 2017 ; gross salary from 2000 to 2300 euros per month according to research experience. Note that the position is opened to abroad scientist or to French scientist who have spent at least one year in research abroad within the last 3 years. The work place is Rennes.
The applicant holds a PhD in Life sciences and Environment with a background in Biology and Ecology. He / she is strongly interested in the intersection of stress-physiology, biochemistry and ecology of soil systems. We appreciate high capacity in developing field research strategies in combination with laboratorial analytical skills. Beneficial are skills in statistical analysis / modelling. Good communication skills in spoken and written English are required.
We provide interdisciplinary training by addressing mechanisms of detoxification and oxidative stress, of energy allocation, and by developing metabolomics approach. Moreover, access to long-term observatories and fields of known history of pesticide application, climatic chambers and LC-MS/MS equipment for analysis of pesticides and their metabolites.
Deadline application is May 30th 2017. Interviews are planned in June.
Applications include: 1) CV, 2) Proof of PhD degree, 3) letter of motivation including a brief summary of the past research, current and future research interests, 4) Names and contact information of at least 2 references.