You will be hosted at the LESSEM Research Unit (INRAE Grenoble), in the DYNAMICS team, which develops research on the forest ecosystems dynamics using modelling approaches. You will be in charge of studying the relationships between the structural complexity of forests at the landscape scale and the resilience of the provision of ecosystem services (biodiversity, carbon, wood production). The position is in the framework of projects I-MAESTRO (ERANET ForestValue, and RESONATE (H2020, You will work in close collaboration with colleagues form the team, and several European partners involved in these two projects.

More specifically, you will be in charge of:
– Carry out simulations with the LandClim model on the Bauges site (France).
– Analyse the results of the simulations.
– Write an article and contribute to the deliverables related to the RESONATE and I-MAESTRO projects.
– Defining, together with the RESONATE modellers, the forest dynamics modelling studies that will be carried out in the 9 regional case studies of the project (

– Background: PhD in ecology or forest science.
– Knowledge: programming (especially R), modelling, data analysis, scientific writing.
– Experience: use of a forest dynamics model, carrying out simulations, writing articles.
– Skills: teamwork, communication in English.

– Duration: 12 months.
– Start of contract: 1 May 2022.
– Gross salary: between 2371.13€ and 2919.39€ depending on experience.
– Location: INRAE, Grenoble University campus (2 rue de la papeterie, 38 402 Saint Martin d’Hères).

– Send your CV and a cover letter to Thomas Cordonnier ( and Patrick Vallet (
– Application deadline: 08/04/2022. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by video conference on 11 or 12 April 2022. If no candidate is selected at this stage, the application will remain open until the position is filled.

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