Postdoctoral Research Contract-MOPGA-Campus France (12 months)

Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV) - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Sorbonne Université (SU), France

Deadline for local selection of applicants: 10 December 2023

Deadline for MOPGA application: 9 January 2024

Contacts: Steeve Comeau ( ; Frédéric Gazeau (

Description: The program “Make Our Planet Great Again-MOPGA” open calls to fund a Postdoctoral Researcher position for 12 months. For details about the selection process, eligibility, eligible countries and documentation visit: This call is only open to non-French researchers. LOV could eventually offer an extension. Location: This position will be located at LOV, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France. LOV is a leading French oceanographic institution dedicated to marine science research. It is a research unit of the CNRS and Sorbonne Université. It is internationally renowned in the fields of biogeochemistry, global environmental change, marine optics, ecology/physiology and microbial ecology. Priority will be given to projects related to “Ocean solutions” (e.g. blue carbon, alkalinization) both in the Mediterranean Sea and the Arctic. Application process and timeline: The selection process will unfold in two phases: In the first phase (pre-selection), interested candidates holding a doctoral degree for less than 5 years should send the following information: 1) Cover letter of 1-2 pages (with a brief summary of the candidate’s research experiences and long-term goals), 2) curriculum vitae (with a list of publications), 3) contact information of 2-3 scientists familiar with the candidate and his/her research work. The deadline for this first phase is 10 December 2023. In the second phase, the selected candidate, together with LOV scientists, will submit the application to the “Make Our Planet Great Again” online system. The application will comprise: a research project, a CV with list of publications, PhD diploma, CV of the postdoctoral supervisor, letter of commitment from the French host institution for the co-financing of the post-doctorate, and letters of recommendation. The deadline of this second phase is 9 January 2024.