Ifremer - Contractor Training Programme

2017 

The French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer) is offering training places for candidates of developing States in accordance with its contract for polymetallic sulhides exploration with the International Seabed Authority. The current offers are as follows:

  • Internship Training Programme (two internships; mid May to mid July 2017) NEW

  • At-Sea Training Programme (one at-sea training place; March to May 2017) NEW

Internship Training Programme

Ifremer is offering two (2) internships to candidates from developing States at its deep-sea ecosystems studies laboratory in Brest for a duration of two  months from around mid-May to mid-July 2017.

The specific objectives and activities of the two internships are as follows:

  • The taxonomy internship is dedicated to the identification and DNA-barcoding of specimens belonging to the class Polychaeta from box-core samples of the Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone.
  • The habitat internship involves unsupervised and supervised classification of seafloor habitats from high-resolution bathymetry, backscatter imagery and oceanographic data
  • Provide interns with practical knowledge of deep ocean environmental studies and develop skills in morphological and molecular taxonomy and biostatistics and  habitat mapping.

As a minimum requirement, candidates should hold a Bachelor degree, preferably in natural sciences and should be enrolled in a first Master's level course (or equivalent) preferably in  marine biology, biology, biodiversity and ecology, molecular biosciences or geobiology. Candidates must also be proficient (both written and spoken) in either French or English. 

lfremer will cover the costs of • International airfares (economy-class return ticket) • Accommodation, local transport in France if required • and meals for the duration of the training.

Applications should be submitted by email, in one of the official languages of the International Seabed Authority to training@isa.org.jm by 15 January 2017.

Applications must be accompanied by:

a)    Application form (docx | pdf) to be completed by the applicant;
b)    Nomination form (docx | pdf) to be completed by the institution or governmental department. 

At-Sea Training Programme

Ifremer is offering one (1) at-sea training place for candidates of developing States on-board one of it's research vessel.
  
The training will take place between March and May 2017 for a duration of approximately 2 months (durations are indicative only) organised as follows:  2 days pre-cruise (at the port of mobilization); 44 days at-sea training (15th March and 28th April 2017); and 10 days for the post-cruise training in Brest.

The objective of the at-sea training is to provide a practical experience about polymetallic sulphides exploration cruises and activities. As a minimum requirement, candidates should hold a bachelor/master degree of science in the relevant field of geology, geochemistry, geophysics, mineralogy or have an equivalent educational background.  Candidates should also have at least one year of work experience in that relevant field. Candidates must also be proficient in either French or English (both written and spoken).
  
Ifremer will cover the following costs: ● International airfares (economy class, flight from the country of origin to the country of mobilization, flight from the port of demobilization to Brest and flight from Brest to the country of origin); ● Accommodation ● local transport if required and meals for the duration of the training.  

Submission of application should be in one of the official languages of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in electronic format to training@isa.org.jm and should be received by 16th December 2016.  

Applications must be accompanied by: 

  1. Application form (docx | pdf) to be completed by the applicant;  
  2. Nomination form (docx | pdf) to be completed by the institution or governmental department.

Applications must also include a medical certificate (template) confirming the applicant’s ability to work at sea and to board the exploration cruise.
 



CLOSED (2016)

Update May 2016
The successful candidates are as follows:

First Five Ranked :
Mr. Aristide Sorel Tseng Ngongla (Cameroon);  Mr. Dharmendra Pratap Singh (India); Ms. Lorelie A. Burgos (Philippines); Ms. Anabela Taverna (Argentina); and Ms. Beatriz Eugenia Mejia (Colombia).
Alternates:
 

  1. Ms. Bin Qi Gan (Singapore)
  2. Ms. Juliana Lopes Segadilha (Brazil)
  3. Mr. Abdul-Rahman Dirisu (Nigeria)
  4. Mr. Dongsheng Zhang (China)
  5. Ms. Huong Thi Lan Tu (Vietnam)
  6. Ms. Shagnika Das (India)
  7. Ms. Rachel Bolufe (Cuba)
  8. Mr. Mostafa Mahmoud (Egypt)
  9.  Mr. Shivanagouda Sanagoudra (india)
  10. Mr. Sarvanen Curpen (Mauritius)

The Institut français de Recherche pour I’Exploitation de le Mer (Ifremer) is offering five (5) internships for candidates from developing States to participate in a 5-day taxonomy workshop that will be held in Brest, France, from 27 June to the 1 July 2016 as part of the yearly summer schools organized by LabexMER.

The objective of the workshop is to gain experience and learn the basic theoretical and practical skills required to process samples and identify taxa of the benthic meio- and macrofauna. A session will also be dedicated to the deep-sea fauna associated with the nodule fields.  Skills that will be taught or developed include the taxonomy of the benthic meio- and macrofauna dominant groups, molecular biology applied to barcoding, sampling and preparation protocols of benthic samples.

As a minimum requirement, candidates should hold a Bachelor of Science in marine environment,  or a 3 year technical degree in marine environment or equivalent. A first experience in taxonomy is desirable. Candidates must also be proficient in either French or English (both written and spoken).

Ifremer will cover the following costs:  •    International airfares (economy class, return ticket); •    Accommodation, local transports if required and meals for the duration of the workshop.

Submission of application should be in one of the official languages of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in electronic format to training@isa.org.jm and should be received by 15 March 2016.

Applications must include:

a) Application form [ docx | pdf ] to be completed by the applicant;
b) Nomination form [ docx | pdf ] to be completed by the institution or governmental department.

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