Research Engineer Position in Hydrology
at Polytech’Nice-Sophia, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France
We invite applications for a 2-years position in Hydrology at Research Scientist level. The position will be based at the Innovative-CiTy Laboratory (I-CiTy), in the Water and City Group of the Institut Méditerranéen du Risque, de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable (IMREDD). We focus on Water resource management, Urban services, Hydroinformatics, Optimization of distribution networks, Modeling and numeric simulation, Hydrology and urban hydraulics, Extreme phenomena (floods) and impact management, Hazard and vulnerability assessment, and Urban Resilience.
The Research Engineer will work in ALIRHYS Project, in the frame of Alcotra, founded by the European Community (FEDER). The ALIRHYS Project (Alpes Latines: Identification Ressources HYdriques Souterraines) aims to assess the groundwater resource of the French-Italian Southern Alps to secure the water supply during stress periods. It focuses on the recharge (monitoring and spatialisation of the precipitations and the snow mantle), on the transfer modeling (karst spring monitoring), and on the quality.
The delivering of a Resource Management Guide of the Groundwater, taking into account the climatic evolution, will highlight the good practices, define a security plan for water supply during draughts, and optimize the exploitation of the resource.
Net salary: 22 000 € / year
Contract duration: 2 years (2013-14)
Ph.D. in Earth Science, Civil or Environmental Engineering, or a related field
experience in combining groundwater and surface water modeling, GIS and statistical analysis
field studies in mountain area (monitoring, dye tracing)
areas of particular interest include karst hydrology, watershed hydrology
good interpersonal and communication skills
Proficiency in the following languages is expected: English (required), plus French and/or Italian
management of the European project (financial, project management),
team work management with the partners of the Project (in France Nice-Côte d’Azur Urban Area, Suez Environnement Group, ACRI Group, and in Italy: Politecnico di Torino, Regione Piemonte),
supervising academic projects of students from Hydroinformatics and Water Engineering Department of Polytech’Nice, in the frame of Alirhys.
Potential for excellence in project management and research are the most important qualifications.