Centro de Estudios Avanzado en Zonas Aridas (CEAZA)
Avenida Raúl Bitrán Nº 1305, Colina El Pino, La Serena
Fono 56-51-2204378
E-mail info@ceaza.cl http://www.ceaza.cl

Postdoctoral Researcher in Hydrogeophysics

With PhD degree obtained between 2014 and 2019


The Centre for Advanced Studies in Arid Zones (CEAZA), located in La Serena and Coquimbo - Chile is a scientific consortium, established in 2003, which is dedicated to studying the impact of climatic and oceanographic variability on the hydrological cycle and biological productivity in the arid zones of Northern-Central Chile.

Description of role:

The successful candidate will participate to research projects focused on the characterization of mountain aquifers with geophysics (Magnetic Resonance Sounding, Transient Electro-Magnetics, and Electrical Resistivity Tomography). Projects objectives are the set-up of 3D and 2D hydrogeophysical models of aquifers in the Limari catchment mainly. The candidate will participate to the projects organization, field surveys, data processing, interpretation and to the models construction. Additionally, the postdoc researcher will be expected to communicate the research results to the wider community, especially local decision-makers, through their participation in workshops, seminars and other outreach activities. The candidate is expected to write at least one first ranked publication as first author and may participate to international workshops.

The candidate could as well participate to other CEAZA’s projects, such as glacier and rock glacier characterization, peatlands assessment and salt intrusion in coastal aquifers.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Ph.D. in themes related to hydrogeology or geophysics, with PhD degree obtained between 2014 and 2019
  • Experience in research, demonstrated by a track record of ISI publications in relevant journals and/or participation in research projects.
  • Ability to use geophysical equipment and software.
  • Experience in field geophysics and organizing field surveys.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Desirable: Have at least a basic level of Spanish (communicative skills) at the time of assuming the position.
  • Desirable: Have already one expatriation experience.
  • Desirable: Experience in data processing and modeling in 3D.
  • Desirable: Experience in communicating research outputs to stakeholders (eg: water resource managers, local government bodies, general public).

Practical details:

The position is available for 2 years, starting about November-December 2019 (depending on the official beginning of the main project, which was already granted).

  • There should be various opportunities to stay in Chile after the 2 years contract, according to the candidate's will.
  • Raw salary is about 1,700,000 Chilean pesos per month
  • Foreign candidates will apply for a working permit at their own expense
  • The application can be submitted in French, English or Spanish, and should contain:
    • A research statement describing experience and motivation for this position
    • A Curriculum Vitae that includes a numbered list of publications and participation in research projects
    • Certificates and other relevant documents that confirm University qualifications and/or other relevant information
    • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The successful applicant will work as part of Geosciences group at CEAZA. More information about CEAZA and ongoing projects can be found at http://www.ceaza.cl. Do not hesitate to contact Dr. Remi Valois (remi.valois@ceaza.cl) for any additional details.

Applications should be sent to Dr. Remi Valois (remi.valois@ceaza.cl) before October 20th, 2019.

posted: 27 August 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.