PhD position at the IRD-ENTROPIE – Deadline 30 November 2022

The IRD-ENTROPIE is seeking a motivated candidate for a PhD position at the Institute of Research for Development’s (IRD) ENTROPIE laboratory in New Caledonia under the supervision of Drs Mohsen Kayal and Fanny Houlbreque.

The PhD investigation will combine ecological and physiological approaches to characterize drivers of coral dynamics in remote coral reefs of the Coral Sea Natural Park. The PhD candidate will investigate the links between coral physiological state (associated symbiont communities, photosynthesis, respiration, fecundity, bleaching sensitivity) and population dynamics (survival, growth, reproduction), and implications for coral trajectory in changing environments.?Applicants should hold a Master’s degree in ecology, marine biology, or equivalent.?

Required skills:

– mastery of statistical tools (GLMs, coding in R)

– good level of scientific writing

– field experience

Preferred skills:

– French professional diving certificate (CAH), or equivalent

– Python programming language

Please send your request and CV to and

Deadline for application : November 30th 2022. Selected candidates will be invited to an interview by Zoom.

The start of the PhD is scheduled for February 2023.

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