[Coral-List] seeking a PhD candidate

Maggy Nugues maggy.nugues at univ-perp.fr
Mon May 20 15:20:22 UTC 2019

Hi everyone,

We are seeking applicants for a PhD project that will study the effects 
of macroalgae on the chemical and microbial mediation of coral 
recruitment. Our project aims to understand 1) how macroalgae modify the 
microbial and chemical reefscapes, and 2) how these modifications affect 
the coral microbiome and the early life stages of reef corals. The work 
will be divided in three phases: 1) fieldwork in Moorea, French 
Polynesia, under the auspices of the CRIOBE research station, 2) 
microbial and chemical analyses at the CRIOBE in Perpignan, France and 
at the Oceanographic Observatory in Banuyls, France, and 3) data 
analyses and write-up of thesis at the CRIOBE in Perpignan, France.

Deadline for applications: 31st May 2019 in order to submit your 
application to a funding source
Studentship funding: 1400 euros per month for 3 years
Start date: January 2020
Qualifications: To be eligible, the applicants should hold a Master 
degree in Marine Biological Sciences or Chemical Ecology. Applicants 
should be certified SCUBA divers (minimum qualification: CMAS*** or PADI 
Rescue Diver). NB: The successful applicant will need to obtain a 
scientific diver certification by the time his/her fieldwork in Moorea 
starts in January 2020. Experience working on coral reefs is preferred. 
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.

Interested candidates should send a motivation letter, CV, proofs of 
Master degree and diving certifications to Maggy Nugues 
(maggy.nugues at univ-perp.fr).

Best regards,
Maggy Nugues

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

USR 3278 - Centre de Biologie et d'Ecologie Tropicale et Méditerranéenne (CBETM)
Université de Perpignan (UPVD) - bâtiment R
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 at ephe.sorbonne.fr
Lab website: http://www.criobe.pf/

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