Nutrient enrichment and climate-hydrological anomalies: the Po river as a case study via EURAXESS

Universita' degli Studi di Torino

Turin, Italy 🇮🇹

Job Information

Organisation/Company: UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Torino

Research Field: Environmental science

Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2), Leading Researcher (R4), First Stage Researcher (R1), Established Researcher (R3)

Country: Italy

Application Deadline: 24/01/2023 – 00:59 (UTC)

Type of Contract: To be defined

Job Status: Not Applicable

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?: Not funded by an EU programme

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?: No

Offer Description

Among the effects of climate change on the quality of rivers, there is a higher concentration of pollutants and eutrophic nutrients. This increase is related to higher temperatures, alterations of hydrological regimes, and water scarcity. The joint effects of these two pressures (water scarcity and increase in nutrients) on benthic communities are still poorly investigated. The study will concern the joint effect concentration of phosphorus and nitrogen concentrations and water scarcity on the biological communities of the river Po, through 1) field investigations in heavily anthropized stretches (Turin metropolitan area) with measurement campaigns of the abiotic predictive variables and benthic communities, both from a structural and functional point of view; 2) experiments will be set up and performed in controlled flow and nutrient concentration conditions at the fluvial ecohydrology facility of the ALpstream Center in Ostana (Cuneo).


Additional Information

Eligibility criteria

The Call (published on Albo d’Ateneo no. 5931 on 23/12/2022) containing the selection requirements and how to apply is available at .

Eligible destination country/ies for fellows:

  • Italy

Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence:

  • All

Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies:

  • All

Selection process

By qualifications and interview (in Turin, Italy). Dates and venues of the interviews are published, by the date of the deadline, on the official notice board of the website of the University of Turin ( ). The application must be presented by online procedure at – for informations: assegniricerca@unito.itWebsite for additional job details

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available: 1

Company/Institute: UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Torino

Country: Italy

Where to apply



City: Turin




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development