Post-Doctoral Position. TipHyc project (exploring Tipping points in the West African Hydrological Cycle)


Grenoble Alpes University


Saturday, May 7, 2022

Start Date

Friday, July 1, 2022

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The Institute for Geosciences and Environmental research is a public research laboratory in Earth and Environmental Sciences, under the supervision of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the French Research Institute for Sustainable Development(IRD), Grenoble Alpes University (UGA) and Grenoble Graduate Schools of Engineering and Management (Grenoble-INP).

The work will take place within the framework of the TipHyc project (exploring Tipping points in the West African Hydrological Cycle), funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR). The post-doc will work in the PhyREV team of the IGE (Hydrological Processes and Vulnerable Water Resources) composed of about 30 people (researchers, teacher-researchers, PhD students and contract researchers) covering the different compartments of the hydrological cycle (from hydrogeology to climate) and focusing on the West African region.

The objective of the project is to study, at the regional scale (West Africa), if, where and when tipping points have been crossed in the past and could be crossed in the future, and to identify thresholds that should not be crossed to avoid unacceptable consequences,or conversely, tipping points that could bring desirable changes.