Post-doctoral researcher in hydroclimatic modelling (H/F) via EURAXESS

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

Paris, France 🇫🇷

Job Information

Organisation/Company: CNRS

Department: Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace

Research Field: Environmental science, Environmental science » Earth science, Environmental science » Global change

Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)

Country: France

Application Deadline: 01/02/2023 – 00:59 (UTC)

Type of Contract: Temporary

Job Status: Full-time

Hours Per Week: 35

Offer Starting Date: 01/04/2023 – 12:00

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

He/she will ensure that the simulation protocol (already established) is duly followed, including the proper output of all required variables. The analyses encompass comparisons with atmospheric and hydrologic observations in the past, with the results of climate simulations by other climate models (involved in BLUEGEM, CMIP6, and other projects if relevant), as well as focused analyses on land-atmosphere coupling or extreme events. The researcher will also present his/her results to the BLUEGEM project members, in international conferences, and in high-level scientific journals.

The proposed work contributes to the international project BLUEGEM, which aims at exploring the evolutions of groundwater, irrigation, and climate throughout the Anthropocene (1900-2100), to better understand their coupling, foresee their potential changes, and identify possible social consequences. These assessments are of paramount importance for identifying sustainable pathways with respect to water resources, food security, biodiversity, notwithstanding human well-being and socio-economic activities (details in

The hired researcher will run and analyse several coupled climate simulations with the IPSL-CM6 model over the 1900-2100 period to understand the impact of irrigation on the past and future climatic evolution, and to explore whether the planned expansion of irrigation in future scenarios may be challenged by the lack of water resources.

The Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (IPSL) is a research federation that brings together 10 laboratories in Ile-de-France working on the links between the climate system and the environment. A structuring tool is its climate model, involved in all the international climate projection exercices feeding the IPCC reports.
The proposed position is based in Paris, at Sorbonne University in the laboratory METIS (Environmental media, transfers and interactions in hydrosystems and soils :, which conducts multidisciplinary research on the functioning and evolution of continental environments, focusing on processes that affect the transfers of water, and chemical elements in the soil, sub-surface and aquatic environments. The hired researcher will work under the guidance of Agnès Ducharne, senior scientist at METIS and PI of the BLUEGEM project.
He/she will benefit from access to up to date supercalculators, and a stimulating scientific environment, at IPSL and via the international project BLUEGEM, which both promote young scientists


Research Field: Environmental science
Education Level: PhD or equivalent
Research Field: Environmental science
Education Level: PhD or equivalent
Research Field: Environmental science
Education Level: PhD or equivalent
Languages: FRENCH
Level: Basic
Research Field: Environmental science
Years of Research Experience: None
Research Field: Environmental science » Earth science
Years of Research Experience: None
Research Field: Environmental science » Global change
Years of Research Experience: None

Additional Information

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent in any scientific or engineering discipline with a grounding in climate, hydrology, or related fields. The work requires a strong experience in numerical modeling and quantitative methods, including statistics. From a technical point of view, the work will be realized in a Unix environment, and requires some familiarity with shell scripts, fortran codes, version servers, and post-processing langages (python, R, or matlab).

Proficiency in English is necessary (written and oral), as well as skills for teamwork.Website for additional job details

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available: 1

Company/Institute: Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace

Country: France

City: PARIS 05

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City: PARIS 05





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