Title: Modelling of the Critical Zone within the French Critical Zone Observatories network
Duration of the contract: 1 year (renewable to 2 years)
Starting date of the contract: April 2019
Gross salary: 2400-2600€ per month, according to qualification
Location: The supervision of the work will be performed by the leaders of OZCAR WP2 “Data-model interface” and the postdoc will be located either in Paris, either in Lyon, according to the candidate profile.
The French OZCAR (Critical Zone Observatories- Application and Research) Research Infrastructure gathers observatories monitoring various compartments of the critical zone and encompass disciplines such as hydrology, hydrogeology, cryosphere studies, land-surface-atmosphere exchanges, peatlands. It gathers several hundreds of researchers, engineers and technicians sampling very instrumented sites. Modelling is a suitable tool to check the consistency of the data and to extend the knowledge acquired in the experimental sites to other sites. It also offers a suitable background for interdisciplinary thinking and the coupling of various processes, studied independently by various disciplines. It also allows comparative studies between instrumented sites in different geological and hydro-climatic contexts.
The research will address the following scientific question: using hydrological modelling and geochemistry and the observations available in the OZCAR observatories, can we identify a signature of climate, geology and/or land use, in the partitioning of water flow into surface, sub-surface and base flow?
Expected tasks of the candidate:
To apply, Send your CV and a motivation letter by January 31, 2019, to:
OZCAR Postdoctoral Position Flyer
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