Postdoc announcement - sediment transport / channel morphodynamics / river restoration, Rhone Sediment Observatory, CEREGE, Aix en Provence
CEREGE laboratory, , France
Apply before: 4 February 2019


Applicants should have a PhD degree in Earth Sciences, Engineering, Physical Geography, or closely related fields by the start of the contract. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated research experience in sediment transport and morphodynamic numerical modeling. Fluency in French is not required to apply but preference will be given to candidates with a basic level in oral communication.

Start date and contract details:
The desired start date is April 2019 for an initial period of 12 months and the contract is highly expected to be extended an additional 6 to 7 months in 2020. The net monthly salary is approximately 1900 – 2300 Euros (commensurate with number of years of previous experience). The total duration of a contract for a candidate with > 3 yrs of postdoc experience will be a couple of months shorter.

Additional details:
The postdoc will be based at the CEREGE laboratory (UMR 7330) and supervised by Michal Tal, assistant professor at Aix-Marseille University/CEREGE. The work will be carried out in close collaboration with the research group of Hervé Piegay, CNRS research director based at the ENS - Lyon, UMR 5600 and Benoit Camenen, researcher at Irstea-Lyon, as well as management partners (CNR, Water Agency), environmental consulting companies (GeoPeka, BURGEAP), and conservation agencies (Réserve de la Platière). The postdoc is expected to provide regular progress updates and manage communication amongst the different groups as well as write an annual OSR report. CEREGE is located on the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence and 30 km from Marseille. It is possible to live in either city and commute by car or bus to the lab. It is also possible to live in one of the small villages in the area. University housing can also be requested.

Application procedure:

Applications will be accepted until Feb. 4. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, PDFs of up to 3 publications, and contact information for 2 persons that can provide references. Contact for applications and inquiries: Michal Tal:

Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group