ORGANISATION/COMPANYFundación Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de Cantabria
RESEARCH FIELDEnvironmental science › Earth scienceEnvironmental science › Natural resources managementEnvironmental science › Water science
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE03/04/2020 13:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONSpain › Santander
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/06/2020
IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?Yes
We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate with a strong interest in freshwater (rivers) ecology, with a specific understanding of ecosystem functioning and the patterns of alteration created by anthropogenic activities. The candidate will join the Freshwater Ecosystems Research Group of IHCantabria where we are seeking for a young and motivated researcher who can complement and strengthen our position in the field of river ecosystem functioning. The candidate will be involved in a recently awarded project “Global effects of hydrological alteration in the functional state of large rivers (GANGES – Phase 1)”.
One of the main research interests of the Freshwater Ecosystem Group is the understanding of how the presence of dams threatens the ecological integrity of large rivers, aiming to generate new knowledge that enables the definition of proper management actions to improve large river’s integrity. Our research and applied science encourage the need to address the challenges that humanity faces regarding the integrity of freshwater under largescale perspective, which is now feasible by increasingly available time series data and novel modelling techniques. In this regard, the proliferation of reliable river functioning monitoring data at national/continental level and its combination with Earth Observation and optical approaches brings an undeniable opportunity to answer several critical scientific questions.
The candidate will be involved in the research of largescale patterns of river ecosystem metabolism (REM) including: 1) Review of existing metabolism databases in large rivers and hydrological and environmental characterization of available sites. 2) Optimization, adaptation and implementation of specific tools and codes for the calculation of river metabolism. 3) Development of a classification of functionality regime typologies according to the spatio-temporal variability of the REM and understanding of the main hydrological and environmental patterns that influence this variability. 4) Analysis of the effects that dams have on the functionality regimes of a selection of large rivers.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION PROCESS TYPE OF PROCESS Open Access
POSITIONS 1 (initially planned)
PROCESS OF REQUIREMENT Ad publication in FIHAC webpage: 03/03/2019
Closing Requirement process: 03/04/2019 at 13:00 hours
PRE-SELECTION Expected date of pre-selection: 03/04/2019
SELECTION TEST 0 Date of the test:
JOB INTERVIEW Expected date of job interviews: 07/04/2019 Maximum of applicants: 3
REPORT Expected date of final report: 08/04/2019
FINAL DECISION Expected date of final decision: 08/04/2019
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELBiological sciences: PhD or equivalentEnvironmental science: PhD or equivalentEngineering: PhD or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
- Experience in the treatment of statistical data and dissemination of scientific results
- Postgraduate education related to the effects of global change on freshwater ecosystems
- Experience in techniques and tools to characterize fluvial metabolism
- Experience in participation in national and international R&D projects
- Experience in participation in national and international consulting and knowledge transfer projects
- English communication skills
- Programming skills in R, matlab, phyton or similar
- Skills in the use of Geographic Information Systems
- Training courses related to fluvial metabolism or carbon cycle
- Experience in presentation of works in congresses
- Pre and/or postdoctoral stays in centers other than the one in which the doctoral thesis was developed
EURAXESS offer ID: 502493
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