Department/Office : Département des Ressources Physiques et Ecosystemes de fond de Mer
Unité de recherche Géosciences Marines
Laboratoire Cycles Géochimiques et ressources
Duty station: Brest, Bretagne, FR , France
Starting date on the job :
Deadline for applications : 30/09/2021
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 Laboratory of Geochemical Cycles and resources conducts leading research on the processes of the genesis, transport and transformation of chemical species in varied geological ocean systems extending from continental margin cold seep zones through back-arc basins and abyssal plains to the hydrothermal systems of oceanic ridges. The research activities are centered around the formation of resources, geological hazards and impact studies.
To strengthen its expertise in the study of activities related to hydrothermalism and the formation of marine mineral resources (REMIMA), the laboratory is looking to recruit a petrologist, specialized in fluid/rock interactions.
This position will be fully integrated into the future CYBER team (axis 1: metallogenic processes and hydrothermalism and axis 3: biogeochemical cycles of the primitive oceans) within the imminent creation of the UMR (Joint Research Unit) Geo-Ocean (GM, LGO).
The successful candidate will be involved in projects related to the study of deep-sea hydrothermal processes and interactions and their impacts on ocean biogeochemistry and marine mineral resources formation (REMIMA).
He/she will be particularly interested in deep (e.g. mantle-oceanic crust transition, reaction zone) and subsurface (e.g. stockwork) processes associated with fluid/magma/rock interactions (e.g. high-temperature alteration, serpentinization).
He/she will focus on
(1) the evolution of metal concentration during petrogenetic processes (e.g. partial melting, fractional crystallization, assimilation, hybridization) and/or during fluid/magma/peridotite interactions at the mantle-crust transition;
(2) the mobilization and transport of these elements by hydrothermal fluids (study of alteration) up to the discharge zone;
3) the impact of hydrothermal fluid circulation on the geochemical and petrophysical properties of the rocks. He/she will be particularly interested in the roles of primary and secondary mineral phases (e.g. silicates, oxides, sulfides) in the trapping/releasing of metals at different structural levels and as tracers of fluid-rock interaction conditions.
He/she will contribute his/her skills to the exploration of ocean biogeochemistry and marine mineral resources formation in contrasting geodynamic contexts (slow and ultra-slow ridges, arcs and back-arc basins).
He/she will be a driving force in the development of national and international offshore missions.
He/she will be fully involved in the acquisition and exploitation of geological, geophysical, geochemical and mineralogical data obtained at sea and in the laboratory.
He/she will work in close collaboration with those researchers, engineers and technicians of the Marine Geoscience unit specialized in hydrothermalism.
Required Knowledge, skills, and characteristics
Technical / professional skills :
Specific working conditions
How to apply for this position
Deadline for applications: 30/09/2021
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|Intitulé||Researcher in Petrology of Fluid-Rock Interactions (M/F) PV-2021-044/1|
|Employeur||Ifremer - French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea|
|Job location||155 Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 92138 Issy-les-Moulineaux|
|Publié||août 26, 2021|
|Date limite d'inscription||septembre 30, 2021|
|Types d'emploi||Chercheur  |
|Domaines de recherche :||Océanographie,   Géophysique,   Géologie,   Biochimie,   Pétrochimie,   Géochimie,   Géomorphologie,   Hydrogéologie,   Hydrologie,    and 4 more. Géosciences marines,   Minéralogie,   Pétrologie,   Dynamique des fluides  |