Post-doc position at the University of Rennes: stress ecology and ecotoxicology - extended deadline for application30/05
An 18-months postdoctoral position in stress ecology and ecotoxicology is available at the University of Rennes1 (Brittany, France): "Evaluation of tolerance development of soil engineer fauna to contamination with residual pesticides in agricultural landscapes".
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. It is part of a current programme on Environmental Toxicology and Stress Ecology (LIA ETSE, CNRS and University Rennes1). The application deadline is now 30 May 2017.
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 01 September 2017; gross salary from 2000 to 2300 euros per month according to research experience. Note that the position is opened to abroad scientists or to French scientists whom have spent at least one year in research abroad within the last 3 years. The workplace is in Rennes.
Candidate profile: 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. High capacity in developing field research strategies in combination with laboratorial analytical skills are appreciated. Beneficial are skills in statistical analysis/modelling. Good communication skills in spoken and written English are required.
The university provides 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.
Applications should be sent to Claudia Wiegand and Françoise Binet. New deadline for application: 30 May 2017; interviews are planned in May-June. Applications need to 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.