Funding opportunities

International post-doctoral fellowship programme

The “Interdisciplinary School for the Blue Planet” (ISblue) launches an international post-doctoral fellowship programme. This call continues the International postdoctoral programme offered by ISblue since 2019 and LabexMer before that. ISblue offers creative young scientists the opportunity to develop their own research project in one of the ISblue laboratories. As part of the strong multidisciplinary ISblue community, post-doctoral fellows gain a fantastic experience and new opportunities for career development in marine science and technology.

The postdoctoral appointment is for a period of two years. Recipients of the awards will receive a gross salary of 37 200 € per year. In addition, support is available for travel expenses, equipment and supplies (5,000 € per year). Work contract will include national health and dental insurance, as well as retirement and unemployment benefits.

The program is funded by Ifremer, UBO and ISblue. The positions will be located in one of ISblue laboratories (Brittany, France).


The applicant’s project must be integrated at least in one of ISblue themes and be integrated in one of ISblue laboratories (scroll down to the end of the page).

In order to be eligible, applicants must :
– have obtained their doctoral degree within the last four years at the closing date of the call. This condition of 4 years maximum after the thesis is considered either from the defence date or from the graduation date (most advantageous case) and can be extended in special cases (maternity, illness…). Applicants submitting more than 4 years after the thesis (maximum 4 years + 6 months) will be considered if they can provide a letter of support from one of the themes representative.

– have spent a minimum of 18 months abroad (outside France) from 1st May 2018 until the start of the project. 

How to apply

The candidates will submit an original research project relevant to one of the ISblue research priorities (ISblue research strategy presentation), and propose collaboration with a local host.  The local host(s) should be affiliated to one of the ISblue laboratories and be responsible for providing adequate office and lab. space for the duration of the postdoctoral position. Communication with one or several potential ISblue hosts prior to submitting an application is strongly encouraged.

Internal calls

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Themes contacts:

  • Ocean and climate regulation Laurent Memery & Thierry Huck & Jill Sutton
  • Ocean-Earth interactionsDaniela Zeppilli & Daniel Aslanian & Stefan Lalonde
  • Sustainable coastal systems France Floc’h & Julien Ferec
  • The living ocean and ecosystem servicesClaire Macher, Alexis Bazire & Gauthier Schaal
  • Long-term observing systems for ocean knowledgeRonan Fablet & Bertrand Chapron