Post-doc in ocean metagenomics

 CDD · Postdoc  · 30 mois (renouvelable)    Bac+8 / Doctorat, Grandes Écoles   NORCE · Bergen (Norvège)

 Date de prise de poste : 1 juillet 2024


Plankton, carbon export, sediment, deep sea


The postdoctoral project is part of the pan-European project BIOcean5D, that investigate marine biodiversity across spatio-temporal scales, and along gradients of human impacts.

We announce a 30-month (2,5 years) postdoctoral research position at NORCE Climate & Environment in Bergen, Norway, which may be extended.

The successful candidate will contribute to BIOcean5D by mining large-scale metagenomics datasets of plankton and sediment biodiversity, to analyse the patterns of marine biodiversity from the sunlit surface to the deep-ocean floor. The main objective is to get a better understanding of the plankton communities that contribute most to carbon sequestration in the deep ocean. Another objective is to develop a better understanding of diverse and inconspicuous deep-sea benthic biodiversity using omics methods.

We are therefore seeking a highly motivated candidate to strengthen our enthusiastic, cross-disciplinary research group in Molecular Ecology and Paleogenomics (MEP) that develop and apply molecular tools to address research questions in environmental biomonitoring and (paleo)oceanography. We will particularly appreciate keen interest and experience in microbial community ecology, environmental genomics, phylogenetics, and bioinformatics. Applicants are expected to have solid programming expertise for bioinformatics, statistics, and data visualization, as well as good writing skills. A previous experience in producing omics data (especially metagenomic) would be highly appreciated, but not mandatory.

Starting date: June / July 2024.


Procédure :

Date limite : 30 avril 2024



Offre publiée le 26 février 2024, affichage jusqu'au 30 avril 2024