Post-Doc : Chemical characterization and hydrogeological modeling of fractured aquifers. Application to Volvic volcanic watershed via EURAXESS

University Bourgogne Franche-Comté

Besançon, France 🇫🇷


The proposed study concerns fractured aquifers and more peculiarly volcanic systems. It is localised in the Volcanic area of Chaine des Puys that faces at the same time an increasing of water abstraction conjugating to climate change, problematic enhanced during low flow stages. The overall objective of the study is then to better define the water resource and its sustainability.

The work of the post-doctorate will be organising in 5 tasks:

1) Synthesis of previous works, reinterpretation of raw data;

2) Design of new field campaigns, including geological measurements and sampling for chemical and isotopes analysis;

3) Definition of a conceptual model thanks to these new interpretations and acquired dat;

4) This conceptual model will support the quantitative model, notably on superficial/groundwater interactions, transit time, distinction between the base flow and the rapid alimentations coming from the surface and their consequences on the whole low-water flow rate.

5) From the conceptual model, a management tool of the water resource in such aquifer will be produced. It is mainly dedicated to the definition of the volumes that can be abstracted in order to not endanger the water resource within the next 50 years.

Keywords: Hydrogeology, hydrochemistry, volcanic aquifer, isotopes

Host Laboratory:
CNRS/UFC Chrono-environnement UMR 6249

Adress Host Laboratory:

CNRS UMR 6249 Chrono-Environnement

Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, UFR Sciences et Techniques
16 route de Gray,

F-25 030 Besançon Cedex, France

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Hélène Celle: helene.celle”>mailto:[email protected]”>

Contract duration: 24 months

Jobs Hours: Full time

Deadline application: 15th October 2021

Starting job: 1st November 2021

‍Candidate profile:

Qualification: PhD

The candidate must have an excellent knowledge in hydrogeology and hydrochemistry. Some experiences in isotopes, hydrogeological modeling or volcanic aquifers will be a plus.


Please send the following documents (all in one PDF file) by e-mail to helene.celle”>mailto:[email protected]”>

1) For EU candidates: Copy of your national ID card or of your passport page where your photo is printed.

For non-EU candidates: Copy of your passport page where your photo is printed.

2) Curriculum Vitae (may include hyperlinks to your ResearchID, Research Gate Google Scholar accounts).

3) Detailed list of publications (may include hyperlinks to DOI of publications).

4) Letter of motivation relatively to the position (Cover Letter) in which applicants describe themselves and their contributions to previous research projects (maximum 2 pages)

5) Copy of your PhD degree if already available.

6) Coordinates of reference persons (maximum 3, at least your master thesis supervisor):

Title, Name, organization, e-mail.

If you have questions regarding the application, please contact the supervisors.

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Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications: PhD





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