Phd Position In Astrobiology/Metabolomics/Mars Biosignatures

Universities and Institutes of France

France

August 29, 2022

Description

  • Organisation/Company: UNIVERSITE ORLEANS
  • Research Field: Biological sciences Geosciences › Geology Other
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 29/08/2022 21:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: France › Orléans
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 37b0
  • Description

    At the Center for Molecular Biophysics (CBM) in Orléans, a doctoral position is available in the field of astrobiology, microbial metabolomics and the study of microbial interactions with Martian meteorites as part of a project funded by the ERC.

    Activities

    - Participation and implementation of research projects in the field of astrobiology with a focus on microbial interactions with meteorites from Mars, including field campaigns and metabolomic analysis of environmental samples from extreme environments with the possibility of writing a doctoral thesis.

    - Participation and independent holding of courses within the framework of research projects.

    - Supervision of students and participation in the administration of the laboratory, teaching and research.

    - Process and interpret experimental data;

    - Present and promote the results obtained (reports, publications, conferences);

    - Collaborate with team and consortium members, exchange and share knowledge;

    - Ensure compliance with milestones and deliverables.

    Context and work environment

    The researcher will conduct most of the experiments at the CBM in Orléans. The researcher will carry out short field trips and meteorite collection campaigns to analyze samples from extreme Mars-like environments.

    Offer Requirements Skills/Qualifications

    Required profile

    - Master's degree in geology, geomicrobiology or similar.

    - Fundamental techniques of geomicrobiology.

    - Previous work experience with microbial metabolomics.

    - A strong interest in Astrobiology/Microbiology and a passion for science and research.

    - Excellent command of written and spoken English.

    - Ability to work in a team and field campaigns.

    Qualities :

    - Strong interest in experimental work;

    - Autonomy and a taste for teamwork (5 other persons from CBM are involved in this ERC project);

    - English and French: read, written and spoken;

    - French/English writing and oral skills;

    - Know how to communicate and promote research;

    - Spirit of initiative, analysis and synthesis;

    - Organized, rigorous, respectful of safety instructions.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: UNIVERSITE ORLEANS
  • Department: Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire (CBM)
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https:// www. univ-orleans.fr/
  • Country: France
  • City: Orléans
  • Postal Code: 45067
  • Street: Château de la Source, Avenue du Parc Floral
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