Postdoctoral Position in Marine Environmental Genomics, LOMIC, Banyuls-sur-mer, France

The Microbial Oceanography Laboratory (LOMIC, has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to investigate interactions and feedbacks between microbes and their chemical environment with specific focus on vital trace metals in the Southern Ocean. The position is part of the project AWESOME-SWINGS (A Water mass analysis and Exploration of linkS between marine Organisms and trace MEtals along the South West INdian GEOTRACES Section) and the research will build on samples collected during the multidisciplinary SWINGS cruise (January to March 2021; labelled by the international GEOTRACES program ( The postdoctoral researcher will explore already existing metagenomes from distinct water masses in key areas of the Southern Ocean. The successful candidate will benefit from a multidisciplinary team of physical, geochemical and biogeochemical oceanographers to elucidate links between microbial communities and the distribution and speciation of trace metals in the Southern Ocean addressing questions that also fall under the future international BioGeoSCAPES program

Experience in high-throughput sequencing data analysis (familiarity with the UNIX terminal environment; management of big data on clusters; running of Perl & Python scripts) and statistical tools (multivariate analyses in combination with supervised and non-supervised clustering methods) is expected. Background in microbial ecology and marine biogeochemistry is preferred, but not required.

This a 2-year position for a candidate with max. 2 years experience after the PhD.
Review of applications will start immediately and until the position is filled.
The position will start before June 2023.
To apply, please send a CV with two references to