Contrato postdoctoral en Francia ~

12 de noviembre de 2009

Contrato postdoctoral en Francia

The Tour du Valat is a Camargue-based research centre for the conservation of Mediterranean wetlands. It
is run by a team of around sixty people. For over 50 years the centre has been developing projects covering
the entire Mediterranean basin. The projects aim to increase understanding of the processes responsible for
damaging wetlands, highlight and publicise the role played by wetlands, and propose management methods
for conserving their biodiversity and the sustainable management of their resources.
Concerned by the major problems faced by the Mediterranean basin wetlands, in 2006, Tour du Valat set up
a new five-year programme comprising three main branches: (1) an Observatory of Mediterranean wetlands,
(2) Integrated management and ecosystems dynamics, and (3) Global change and species dynamics. Each
programme is implemented by pluri-disciplinary teams working with key external partners.

Job description
In the framework of our new Louisiana Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) project in Camargue, we propose a 24
months post-doc contract, in order to assess the impact of Procambarus clarki on the Camargue ecosystems
and to propose possible courses of action for controlling it.
Required profile
PhD in Biological sciences
Strong experience in developing statistics or modelling (population dynamics, habitat, food webs)
characterising the reactions at the population or food chain levels
Aptitude to publish in international journals.
Proficient command of English and French, both written and oral is imperative. Other Mediterranean
languages would be a bonus.

A good knowledge on wetlands and Louisiana Crayfish are a bonus.
Type of contract and salary
24 month contract, 2500€ gross salary, management level, level 7 on the collective convention salary scale
for CCNA used by the Tour du Valat
Starting date
Position available immediately.
The position is based in our research centre in the heart of the Camargue, France (Tour du Valat, Le
Sambuc 13200 Arles, France, Frequent travel will be necessary.

If we still have your attention, send us your curriculum vitae along with the names and contact details
(telephone and e-mail address) of two referees. Applications should be made by e-mail to
The initial screening of applicants will close on 18th December 2009.

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