[Coral-List] Projects for MSc/MRes students or volunteer positions in coral reef ecology at CRIOBE

Maggy Nugues maggy.nugues at univ-perp.fr
Wed Jul 8 08:18:15 EDT 2015

Projects for MSc/MRes students or volunteer positions in coral reef 
ecology at CRIOBE:

We are seeking two motivated graduate students or volunteers to 
participate in research projects on coral recruitment and herbivorous 
fish grazing at the CRIOBE (www.criobe.pf) in Moorea, French Polynesia. 
The applicants will have the opportunity to acquire field and laboratory 
research skills in coral reef ecology. They will conduct field and 
laboratory experiments to study the factors influencing coral larval 
settlement and post-settlement processes and the impact of herbivorous 
fishes on coral reef seaweeds. The students will need to be already 
enrolled in a masters programme at another institution, but the proposed 
project may fill all of their requirement for research experience. 
Applications from motivated and qualified volunteers, not enrolled in a 
University, but interested in gaining more research experience, will 
also be considered.

Qualifications: Applicants MUST be certified SCUBA divers (CMAS** or 
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver) with at least 20 logged dives. 
Applicants should have a classroom/laboratory background in ecology and 
marine biology. Experience in fieldwork, and conducting field 
experiments in remote locations, particularly in the tropics, is 
preferred. At least one of the two applicants will need to have a boat 
driving licence. Candidates should be physically fit, willing to work 
for long hours, comfortable working in and on water, fluent in English 
or French, and have good team and communication skills.

Duration of the project is 6 months with some flexibility. Starting 
date: mid-September to mid-October 2015. All bench fees, laboratory, 
diving and accommodation costs at the CRIOBE research station will be 
covered and a small monthly stipend to cover food costs will be 
available. Applicants are required to pay for their own travel and 
diving insurance.

Interested candidates should send a motivation letter and CV as well as 
contact information of two referees by email to Maggy Nugues 
(maggy.nugues at univ-perp.fr) by July 20, 2015.


Dr. Maggy M. NUGUES
Maître de conférences EPHE / Associate Professor
Laboratoire d'Excellence “CORAIL”

Université de Perpignan (UPVD)
Centre de Biologie et d'Ecologie Tropicale et Méditerranéenne (CBETM)
58 Av. Paul Alduy - 66860 Perpignan cedex, France
Centre de Recherche Insulaire et Observatoire de l'Environnement (CRIOBE)
BP 1013 - 98 729, Papetoai, Moorea, Polynésie française

Tel : (33) (0)4 68 66 21 56, Fax : (33) (0)4 68 50 36 86
Email :maggy.nugues at univ-perp.fr  /maggy.nugues at criobe.pf  
Skype: maggy.nugues
Lab website:http://www.criobe.pf/

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