Researcher in Hydrology and Hydraulics
CIMA Research Foundation, , Italy
Apply before: 20 February 2019

CIMA Research Foundation is a non-profit research organization that promotes the study, scientific research, technological development and higher education in engineering and environmental sciences. Activesin the fields of civil protection, risk reduction, climate change impact, public health and aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems conservation. CIMA is looking for motivated researchers to strength its Program in the field of “Hydrology and Hydraulics”. The Program includes research and applied-research projects funded by national (Italian) or international organizations and supports the operative activities of different national and international institutions.

The desired candidates should work in the pursuing of different of the following objectives within the Program:

  • Develop hydrological-hydraulic models for flood forecasting and water management;
  • Strength the use of satellite data in hydrology for flood and droughts;
  • Improve the modelling of snow for hydrological purposes;
  • Evaluate the impact of climate change on hydrological cycle;
  • Support the operative activities in flood forecasting.

The ideal candidates should have the following characteristics:

  • A Ph.D. in Hydrology, Hydraulics or related topics, or analogous experience;
  • Experience in hydrological modelling and hydrological data analysis;
  • Experience in the use of satellite data;
  • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. Python, Matlab, R, Fortran);
  • Knowledge of GIS instruments and scripting;
  • Knowledge of English;
  • Willingness to travel abroad.

Further desirable assets could refer to:

  • Experience in hydraulic modelling (1D, 2D);
  • Experience in droughts analysis;
  • Experience in flood forecasting;
  • Experience in agricultural hydrology;
  • Knowledge of hydrological impacts of climate change;
  • Communication skills (spoken, written and presentation);
  • Good record of scientific publications;
  • Professional experience in the management and implementation of technical projects;
  • Knowledge of French/Spanish/Portuguese;
  • Knowledge of the UNIX environment.

Of interest for:
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group