UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

Research Engineer Position in Hydrology

at Polytech’Nice-Sophia, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France

We invite applications for a 2-years position in Hydrology at Research Scientist level. The position will be based at the Innovative-CiTy Laboratory (I-CiTy),  in the Water and City Group of the Institut Méditerranéen du Risque, de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable (IMREDD). We focus on Water resource management, Urban services, Hydroinformatics, Optimization of distribution networks, Modeling and numeric simulation, Hydrology and urban hydraulics, Extreme phenomena (floods) and impact management, Hazard and vulnerability assessment, and Urban Resilience.


The Research Engineer will work in ALIRHYS Project, in the frame of Alcotra, founded by the European Community (FEDER). The ALIRHYS Project (Alpes Latines: Identification Ressources HYdriques Souterraines) aims to assess the groundwater resource of the French-Italian Southern Alps to secure the water supply during stress periods. It focuses on the recharge (monitoring and spatialisation of the precipitations and the snow mantle), on the transfer modeling (karst spring monitoring), and on the quality. 

The delivering of a Resource Management Guide of the Groundwater, taking into account the climatic evolution, will highlight the good practices, define a security plan for water supply during draughts, and optimize the exploitation of the resource.

Net salary: 22 000 € / year

Contract duration: 2 years (2013-14)


  • Ph.D. in Earth Science, Civil or Environmental Engineering, or a related field

  • experience in combining  groundwater and surface water modeling, GIS and statistical analysis

  • field studies in mountain area (monitoring, dye tracing)

  • areas of particular interest include karst hydrology, watershed hydrology

  • good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Proficiency in the following languages is expected: English (required), plus French and/or Italian


Potential for excellence in project management and research are the most important qualifications.

Review of application material will start on January 30, 2013. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter and a full CV/resume, together with three references letters. Please submit applications via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..