Post-doc in biogeochemical ocean modelling – French National Centre for Scientific Research

Reference : UMR7159-MARLEV-002
Workplace : PARIS 05
Date of publication : Monday, December 07, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 2 March 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Between 40-50 k€ gross annual salary depending on diploma and experience as assessed by the French CNRS. Benefits include excellent health insurance and social services.
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years

The expected objective is to gain a better understanding of the response of ocean biogeochemistry to changes in climate and related environmental stresses, while focusing primarily on the ocean carbon cycle and on the role of small-scale physical processes.

Biogeochemical ocean modelling. The successful candidate will benefit from a hierarchy of state-of-the-art modeling tools (incl. the NEMO-PISCES biogeochemical model), a set of existing high-resolution model simulations and the possibility to access High Performance Computing facilities to perform additional simulations and develop his/her own ideas.

– Candidates should hold a Ph.D., preferably in marine biogeochemistry or physical oceanography.  
– Previous experience working with ocean models and analysis tools such as Python, Ferret, MATLAB or IDL is highly desirable. 
– Candidates must be fluent in English and should be skilled in presenting science and writing scientific papers.

This post-doctoral position is to work in our Marine Biogeochemistry group at IPSL (Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, Paris). The position is associated with the funded French project SOBUMS ( and with the ENS Research Chair on Climate & the Ocean Carbon Cycle. The successful candidate will benefit from a stimulating environment with many interactions in a group of about twenty scientists, including several other post-docs and PhD students. Main contacts will be Laurent Bopp and Marina Lévy.

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