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Job opportunity: Research hydrologist at CEAZA

Simon Gascoin

Job opportunity: Research hydrologist

Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas / Center of Advanced Research in Arid Zones, La Serena, Chile

We invite applications for a 3-year renewable researcher position in hydrology to join a group of young international scientists at CEAZA*. The successful candidate will contribute to ongoing projects and develop his/her own research on the wide range of hydrological processes involved in the water cycle of the semiarid Northern-Central Chile, including snow and glacier melt, groundwater flow and water use by irrigation. He/She will work in close collaboration with researchers in glaciology, hydrogeology and water management, but may also develop innovative research projects with biologists and climate scientists.

He/She will contribute to the development of a regional water observatory. This long-term project will generate data and therefore facilitate quantitative analysis of the interactions between regional water resources and climate.

The candidates must have a PhD or Master degree in hydrology or a related discipline. They must demonstrate their ability to use hydrological models and their interest in multidisciplinary research. Experience in remote sensing data processing is an asset. Knowledge of Spanish language is not required.

Gross salary is 1’537’500 Chilean pesos per month.

Applications should be written in English or Spanish and include:

  • A cover letter summarizing experience and motivation for this position

  • A curriculum vitae including a list of publications

  • A copy of PhD or Master diploma and other documents showing degrees and former positions relevant for this position

  • A list of 2 potential referees

Applications should be submitted by E-mail to Dr. Simon Gascoin ([hidden email]).

Review of applications will begin on September 15th, 2010 and will continue until no longer needed. The position is available from November 2010.

*CEAZA (Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas) is a regional research center, established in 2003 dedicated to studying the impact of climatic change and oscillations (e.g. ENSO) upon the hydrological cycle and the biological productivity in the arid zones of Northern-Central Chile. The successful applicant will work as part of the Hydrology and Modeling group at CEAZA. More information about CEAZA and ongoing projects can be found at http://www.ceaza.cl. Do not hesitate to contact Dr. Simon Gascoin ([hidden email]) for any additional detail.



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Simon Gascoin
Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas (CEAZA)
La Serena, Chile
+56 51 334874
www.ceaza.cl
http://www.sisyphe.upmc.fr/~gascoin


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