Postdoctoral position in ecology/microbial ecology (Dijon, France) ~

4 de septiembre de 2013

Postdoctoral position in ecology/microbial ecology (Dijon, France)

A 2-year postdoctoral position in the field of ecology/microbial ecology is available under the supervision of Dr. Romain Barnard in the group of Dr. Laurent Philippot at the INRA, Department of AgroEcology, Dijon, France (starting date winter 2013). The applicant is invited to study the link between precipitation patterns, microbial activity, soil and plant functioning using molecular microbiology and stable isotope methods.*

Soil moisture plays a key role in mediating the effects of global change on ecosystem functioning. Increased frequency and intensity of extreme climatic events are predicted in Europe, including severe droughts and intense precipitation events. The effects of contrasting precipitation patterns will be addressed in a multidisciplinary approach combining state-of-the-art molecular microbiology techniques with stable isotopes approaches and biogeochemical methods.

*Key duties:*
To design and conduct experiments, write publications. To assist the PI in project management. To interact closely with the researchers, students and postdocs in the group.

A PhD in microbiology, microbial ecology, ecology or another relevant discipline. Experience in molecular biology and ecology. Demonstrated good track record of publications. Good skills in English (both written and oral).

The postdoc will be located at INRA Dijon. The Centre is situated on the university campus, and offers extensive labs and facilities for microbiology and ecology. The historical city of Dijon provides a relaxed environment, 1.5 hours away from Paris by train.

Please send cover letter, CV and three reference letters in one pdf file to before October 15th.


Romain Barnard, Ph.D.
INRA / National Institute for Agricultural Research
UMR 1347 Agroecology
17 rue Sully BP 86510, 21065 Dijon Cedex, France

Tel: +33 (0)3 80 69 37 45
Fax: +33 (0)3 80 69 32 24

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