UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

Dear friends and colleagues,

Karst Research Institute at ZRC SAZU, Postojna, Slovenia (http://izrk.zrc-sazu.si/en/predstavitev#v) is searching a candidate for an AXA postdoctoral grant. The Institute has been selected as an eligible institution by AXA Research Fund. We offer stimulating environment, field sites of classical karst, tutorship and related research infrastructure. Post-Doctoral project must be related to the topic of Environmental risk (climate change, from glacier retreat to sea-level rise; natural hazards, from earth hazards to atmospheric and space-weather phenomena; human-driven environmental changes such as urban pollution, nanotechnologies or pesticide exposure).

The candidate must comply with the following conditions:

- The candidate must have defended her/his Ph.D. thesis in sciences related to karst studies (geology, hydrology, geomorphology, speleothem science, karst biology or microbiology, and similar) before the beginning of the Post- Doctoral grant.
- Less than 5 years since awarding of first Ph.D. (extensions to this period may be allowed in case of eligible career breaks which must be properly documented).
- The candidate has to demonstrate excellence in research.

We need to report a name of one candidate to the AXA Research Fund by December 16th, 2013. The first round of selection is based on the candidate's outline proposal that has to be submitted by January 9th, 2014. Pre-selected candidates will be then invited to submit a full proposal by March 13th, 2014. The final selection will be announced on June 10th, 2014. Once selected, candidates have up to 12 months after the announcement of the campaign results to start their Post Doc research (i.e., to administratively register within their Host Institution).


Interested candidates are invited to contact us and send us a letter of interest, short CV and possible research topic. Please send an e-mail with subject AXE-Fellowship to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 15th, 2013.