Post-doctoral research fellowship Coastal monitoring H/F
BRGM is active at the European level, with sustained involvement in European research programmes and support to public policy development and international cooperation.
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Published: 26 days ago
Application deadline: May 16
Location: Orléans, France
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Post-doctoral research fellowship Coastal monitoring H/F

Référence : 2018-DAT05e_bis

The BRGM, French geological survey, is the reference public institution for Earth Science applications in the management of surface and subsurface resources and risks ( Its action is oriented towards scientific research, support to public policies and international cooperation.

Location :
Country France
Region Occitanie
Département Hérault
Town Montpellier                                                                                                           
Department : DAT/Regional Division Occitanie
Starting : 3rd quarter 2018
Contract : Post doctoral fellowhip (18 months)

Background - Experience

You have a Ph.D. in Coastal engineering, Coastal geology, Oceanography, or in a related area (ocean physics, Geomorphology or other relevant Earth Sciences) from an accredited institution, with field experience in coastal environments (onshore and offshore).

Context and contribution

The main mission of the BRGM Occitanie is to support decentralized state services and communities in the area of Earth Sciences. With particular regard to coastal activities, the regional division is involved in setting up coastal dynamics observation networks, in coastal risk assessment and the impact of climate change, and in understanding and modeling hydro- and morpho-dynamics (estuaries, lagoons, coastline).

Required skills and experience

  • Good knowledge of Matlab, Python and/or Fortran tools (programming and analysis).
  • Strong background (both coursework and professional or research experience) in hydrodynamics/morphodynamics.
  • Interest or relevant experience in Video monitoring or image processing.
  • Holding a boat license would be a plus.
  • Good writing skills and ability to adapt communication to different audiences;
  • Ability to be a team player and sense of relationship.
  • Autonomy and sense of initiative;
  • Knowledge of French language would be a plus.


This full-time position involves frequent travels in France and occasionaly abroad. The remuneration is fixed at 32 000 €/year and is paid over 13 months.

Application procedure

With equal skills, all our positions are open to people with disabilities.
Please send your application (updated CV and cover letter) until May,16, 2018

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