Laboratoire MAPIEM (EA 4323)

Matériaux Polymères Interfaces Environnement Marin


Post-doc position in marine fouling management in the field of Marine Renewable Energy

Job opportunity
Post-doc position in marine fouling management in the field of Marine Renewable Energies

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Position Description

The successful candidate will work within the “Environmental Integration of ORE” R&D program lead by France Energies Marines. One of the program objectives is to develop tools and methodologies allowing the marine fouling management of ORE structures from a technical / economical point of view.
The postdoctoral candidate will work at the Université de Toulon in the MAPIEM laboratory (EA 4323). He/She will identify suitable systems for effectively preventing fouling from ORE components, in different theatres of operation. To address this program, the candidate will work within a pluridisciplinary consortium with a complementary expertise in ORE systems, in the development and selection of environmentally friendly antifouling or fouling release strategies, in the understanding of (bio)deterioration and the biofouling management. The risks, benefits, barriers and opportunities associated with different types of biofouling management activities will be addressed.

Mission and activities

Under the supervision of Dr. Christine Bressy from the MAPIEM laboratory (Université de Toulon) and Dr. Nolwenn Quillien from the Environmental Integration research program at France Energies Marines, the successful candidate will address a complete literature review covering antifouling approaches, in-water grooming and/or cleaning processes to manage fouling and relevant microbial communities involved in (bio)deterioration of materials. Strong interactions with collaborating partners will be developed. Preliminary in-situ tests on selected antifouling strategies will be investigated.

Practical Information

  • Starting date: As soon as possible and no later than November 2019
  • Location:
    MAPIEM loboratory
    University of Toulon
    SeaTech, Bât. X,
    Avenue de l’Université
    83130 La Garde
  • Travel is to be expected to the France Energies Marines headquarters in Brittany (Bâtiment
    Cap’Océan, 525 Avenue Alexis de Rochon, 29280 Plouzané) and to the LBCM laboratory,
    Université de Bretagne Sud (27 rue Armand Guillemot, 56100 Lorient)
  • Final date for applications: June 12th, 2019
  • Contract type: 12-month FEM temporary contract, French “CDD”.
  • Application process: please send your CV and cover letter to the following electronic addresses:
Post-doc position in marine fouling management in the field of Marine Renewable Energy