VSC Aquaculture engineer in Station Le Robert at IFREMER - ENGLISH

Date Posted: 7/27/2020

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Job Description

Job title : VSC Aquaculture engineer

Reference: VSC 2020-825/1


Duration of contract:12 mois

Start date:

Deadline for applications:15/08/2020


The Institute and the recruiting departement

A pioneer in ocean science, IFREMER’s cutting-edge research is grounded in sustainable development and open science. Our vision is to advance science, expertise and innovation to:

- Protect and restore the ocean

- Sustainably use marine resources to benefit society

- Create and share ocean data, information & knowledge.

With more than 1,500 personnel spread along the French coastline in more than 20 sites, the Institute explores the 3 great oceans: the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific oceans. A leader in ocean science, IFREMER is managing the French Oceanographic Fleet and its dedicated scientists create ground-breaking technology to push the boundaries of ocean exploration and knowledge, from the abyss to the atmosphere-ocean interface.

Well-established in the international scientific community, our scientists, engineers and technicians are committed to advance knowledge about our planet’s last unexplored frontiers. They provide the science we need for informed decision-making and public policy and they transfer this knowledge and technology to businesses to fulfill public and private needs. Core to our mission is also to strengthen public awareness about the importance of understanding the ocean and its resources, and empowering future generations of leaders through education and outreach national campaigns.

Founded in 1984, IFREMER is a French public organization and its budget approximates 240 million euros. It is operating under the joint authority of the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the French Ministry for the Ecological and Solidary Transition, and the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food.


General areas of responsibility

The VSC (Volunteer in Civic Service) is placed under the responsibility of the head of the Antilles Research Unit (BIODIVENV) for an initial period of 12 months, possibly renewable once. He / she's mission is to participate actively in the smooth running of the actions carried out by the aquaculture team of the Robert unit. He / she is particularly assigned to operations related to the program on aquaculture diversification (“Diamond” project, FEAMP 2020 - 2022): - Bibliographic watch - Supply of biological material from the natural environment (juveniles, broodstock) from partners / providers (fishermen, associations, etc.), as well as with the unit's aquaculture team - Implementation and follow-up of zootechnical experiments carried out in the unit's infrastructures, in particular in terms of controlling the reproduction of new local species targeted by the project.  



Required Knowledge, skills, and characteristics


Initial training: • Bac + 5 type Engineer / Master with first experience in Aquaculture. •Boat license Professional experience : • Marine fish farming • Tropical aquaculture • Broodstock management • Larval breeding management Specific knowledge: • Biology and farming of marine fish • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Power point, Access software • Statistical data processing • Drafting and presentation of summary documents Personal qualities : • Autonomy, sense of responsibility, rigor and versatility • Initiative, analytical and synthesis skills • Organizational skills, aptitude and taste for field work • Ability to work in a team in an island and tropical environment



Specific working conditions


Full time position On weekends and public holidays



How to apply for this position

Deadline for applications: 06/08/2020

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