Postdoctoral Fellow in Human and Social Sciences (M/F), France

PhD Open Position in Organic Chemistry, CNRS, France

Postdoctoral Fellow in Human and Social: Join an interdisciplinary and international project funded by the Belmont Forum as a Postdoctoral Fellow at UMR 7533 Ladyss, focusing on pastoral landscapes’ adaptation to climate change. Conduct fieldwork in Soule, France, and collaborate with international teams to understand the dynamics of pastoral systems.

Designation: Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Area: Human and Social Sciences
Location: Nanterre, France


  • Recent Ph.D. in human and social sciences with expertise in environmental issues, intangible cultural heritage, or rural contexts
  • Proficiency in qualitative surveys, participatory methodologies, and field research
  • Experience with conducting interviews, ethnographic methods, and archival research
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and modeling software is advantageous
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary, international team and communicate effectively
  • Proficiency in French and English; Spanish language skills are desirable

Job Description: The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct research on the dynamics and adaptation of pastoral systems in the Basque Country, particularly in Soule, France, in the context of environmental and climatic change. Responsibilities include designing investigation protocols, conducting field surveys, organizing seminars, coordinating data comparison, and publishing research findings.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit an online application, including a CV, cover letter, and contact details for three professional references, before the application deadline on April 12, 2024. Applications can be submitted through the designated online portal or by contacting Professor Anne Sourdril at for more information.

Last Date for Apply: April 12, 2024

Additional Information:

  • The Postdoctoral Fellow will be recruited by the CNRS and work within UMR 7533 Ladyss on an international comparative project.
  • The position offers a stimulating work environment, including a desk, laptop, and a budget for field costs.
  • Occasional travel to high-altitude sites and abroad (Spain and the United States) may be required, necessitating a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle ownership.

Join a dynamic research team at UMR 7533 Ladyss and contribute to cutting-edge research on pastoral landscapes’ resilience to climate change.



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