Antamina Water Resources Postdoctoral Fellowship via ResearchGate

Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC)

Lima, , PE

The ‘Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia – UTEC’, Lima, Peru, invites applications from outstanding individuals for the Antamina Postdoctoral Fellowship. We are especially interested in the following areas, but not limited to: (1) Interaction between surface and groundwater flows, (2) transport and fate of contaminants, (3) Water quality, bioindicators and geochemistry, (4) Remote sensing applied to coastal and highland areas and environmental processes, (5) Watershed management and monitoring using system thinking approaches, and (6) ecosystem services. We welcome approaches from theoretical, field based and/or numerical based ones. Potential projects are: (1) Water stress, climate change and required monitoring and management strategies for coastal and highland watersheds, (2) Monitoring of land use change and anthropogenic effects on coastal and highland wetlands, (3) Glacier processes and their impacts on water availability, among others.

UTEC opened its doors in 2012 and is home to over 2200 students and 50 full-time faculty members today. The University’s main goal is to admit outstanding students, regardless of their socioeconomic status, and to graduate the global engineers of 21st Century, with a holistic vision, good business and communication skills, and a clear focus on innovation and entrepreneurship contributing to the economy and society at large. UTEC is backed by the most influential business owners and companies in Peru, and supported through strategic alliances with world-renowned universities and institutions, such as MIT, Harvard University, Purdue, the University of New Mexico, and the Colorado School of Mines. The postdoctoral position is supported through a 2-year donation from the Antamina Mining Company.

Applications will be considered beginning February 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. The proposed starting date for this position is March 1, 2020. Interested applicants should provide (IN A SINGLE PDF FILE), a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of research, copies of representative journal publications, and the names and contact information for at least three references.

Once hired, the successful candidate will be expected to develop stimulating research projects that should include publications in highly-respected journals, serve as mentor to graduate and undergraduate students, and to produce social impacts through science and engineering.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in civil and environmental engineering, earth sciences or related fields;
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Fluent in English (Spanish is a plus).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience writing grant proposals;
  • Demonstrated interest in working with academic, industry, and/or community partners.