Job alert: Researcher for the study of the behavior of radionuclides in the marine environment

Normandy, France

Candidate Profile

doctorate in oceanography, physics or geosciences related to the marine environment.

Knowledge on the transfers of radionuclides or chemical substances in marine ecosystems, environmental physics and fluid mechanics.

Experience in modeling and/or experiments in the marine environment.

Creative, initiative spirit and reactive. Good relational and organizational skills.

Experience of field missions at sea and enjoy team working.


Position description

Permanent position in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, Normandy, France (full time). 

You join the Research Service on the Transfers of Radionuclides on Ecosystems within the Department of the Environment. This Department is responsible for conducting research and expert appraisals on the behavior and effects of radionuclides in ecosystems and geological environments, on spatial and temporal evolutions of radioactivity in the environment and on hazard and flooding as sources of external aggression of nuclear installations.


You propose, carry out and pilot research programs on the study of the behavior of radionuclides in the marine environment in connection with the research strategy of the Institute's Environment Department. You conceptualize and carry out experiments in the marine environment on the dispersion and transfers of radionuclides in dissolved and particulate phases. You measure the environmental parameters that allow these processes to be quantified. You produce data likely to supply and validate dispersion and transfer models of the radionuclides you use. A particular effort will be devoted to the study of the dispersion of radionuclides linked to sediments. You are in permanent contact with the institute's expertise units (environmental monitoring, management of chronic or accidental release situations) in order to collect their needs. , and, in return, you propose solutions resulting from your research. You write reports and publications, and participate in scientific conferences. You participate in transversal activities within the institute (working groups, unifying projects, etc.). You develop and maintain your network of scientific partners in connection with your research activities. You supervise students and participate in research actions. Openness to society (science festival, tutoring of high school students, etc.).

Frequent trips in France and occasional trips abroad. Field missions of several consecutive days, up to two weeks.

French being the current working language in the team, a minimum French language level is necessary.

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