Duration of contract: 12 mois renouvelable 6 mois
Deadline for applications: 30/04/2021
The Institute and the recruiting department
A pioneer in ocean science, IFREMER’s cutting-edge research is grounded in sustainable development and open science. Our vision is to advance science, expertise and innovation to:
- Protect and restore the ocean
- Sustainably use marine resources to benefit society
- Create and share ocean data, information & knowledge.
With more than 1,500 personnel spread along the French coastline in more than 20 sites, the Institute explores the 3 great oceans: the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific oceans. A leader in ocean science, IFREMER is managing the French Oceanographic Fleet and its dedicated scientists create ground-breaking technology to push the boundaries of ocean exploration and knowledge, from the abyss to the atmosphere-ocean interface.
Well-established in the international scientific community, our scientists, engineers and technicians are committed to advance knowledge about our planet’s last unexplored frontiers. They provide the science we need for informed decision-making and public policy and they transfer this knowledge and technology to businesses to fulfill public and private needs. Core to our mission is also to strengthen public awareness about the importance of understanding the ocean and its resources, and empowering future generations of leaders through education and outreach national campaigns.
Founded in 1984, IFREMER is a French public organization and its budget approximates 240 million euros. It is operating under the joint authority of the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the French Ministry for the Ecological and Solidary Transition, and the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
General areas of responsibility
The DYNECO (Dynamics of Coastal Ecosystems) research unit is one component of the « Oceanography and Ecosystems Dynamic » department and has for main objective to study how coastal ecosystems respond to anthropogenic or natural pressures. DYNECO conducts scientific and expert assessment activities in this field. The global approach rests on the analysis of physical and biogeochemical processes and is based on experimentations, in-situ observations and modeling. The main research areas concern : i) dissolved and particulate matter fluxes within marine coastal ecosystems , ii) diversity, functioning and future of communities and of their habitats, iii) perturbation at population scale.
Within DYNECO Research Unit, the candidate will join the Coastal Benthic Ecology Laboratory (LEBCO) focuses its researches on the explanation of the structures and the associated functionalities of benthic coastal ecosystems in relation with environmental pressures. Research in benthic ecology and public policy support require an increasing use of spatial analysis to understand habitat structure and evolution. Acquisition methods and analysis of airborne hyperspectral data have been successfully developed in recent years at LEBCO. LEBCO seeks to extend these applications to:
The iAtlantic consortium has formed in response to a European Commission Blue Growth call for projects assessing the status of Atlantic marine area. The aim is to enhance the knowledge on the status and dynamics of Atlantic marine ecosystems, quantify the main drivers of short and long-term changes, examine the interactions between different stressors, including climate change, and the role of cumulative impacts on ecosystem functioning and associated ecosystem services. They shall also contribute to improve the sustainability of the exploitation of marine resources through extending climate based predictions as well as testing for so-called tipping points, regimes shifts or more advanced assessments of ecosystem stability.
As a partner of iAtlantic project, Ifremer proposes to address several objectives to understand the distribution of coral communities and how anthropogenic impacts (climate change and trawling) will affect them.
General areas of responsibility
As part of the work package 2 “Mapping ecosystems”, the task 2.4. “Trial of hyperspectral imaging” aims to assess the feasibility and advantages of using the underwater hyperspectral imagery (UHI) technology to achieve accurate deep-sea environmental mapping and monitoring as well as increase our ability to detect changes in the health status of marine organisms. In this perspective, a site in the Lampaul Canyon was selected as an Area of interest.
Within this framework, we are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher in optical signal and image processing to (i) participate to the Hyperspectral Image acquisition during the cruise, (ii) develop and implement Image analysis and processing for seabed type discrimination and mapping that enable extraction of key biological metrics useful for habitat conservation status assessment (e.g. faunal densities), (iii) perform accuracy assessment using ground truthing data acquired by video observation and physical sampling, and (iv) contribute to the project technical reports. The Ifremer Datarmor supercomputer will provide the storage capacities and computing power required for hyperspectral data processing.. This research work will be promoted through methodological and applied publications in international conferences and scientific journals in the field.
Required Knowledge, skills, and characteristics
Technical skills and knowledge:
Required Qualifications are related to:
The successful candidate must have (1) a PhD in image or signal processing, machine learning or related fields, or equivalent experience; (2) a publication record; (3) excellent writing communication skills and (4) strong organizational and skills.
Specific working conditions
How to apply
Applicants should provide:
1) A letter of interest detailing qualifications for the position,
2) A curriculum vitae or resume that shows the applicant’s educational background, research and work experiences, publications and other scholarly activities
3) Contact information for professional references (name, institution, title, email address, phone number; to be contacted after the interview process)
Closing date for receipt of applications:
To ensure consideration, please apply no later than April 30, 2021. This position will remain open until filled
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Deadline for applications: 30/04/2021
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|Intitulé||Post doctoral Research in imagery data processing (M/F)|
|Employeur||Ifremer - French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea|
|Job location||155 Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 92138 Issy-les-Moulineaux|
|Publié||mars 18, 2021|
|Date limite d'inscription||avril 30, 2021|
|Types d'emploi||Post doc  |
|Domaines de recherche :||Écologie,   Biologie marine,   Géosciences marines,   Géoinformatique (SIG),   Apprentissage automatique,   Traitement du signal,   Traitement d'images  |