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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Hydrology

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Hydrology

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University of Costa Rica

The University of Costa Rica (UCR) is the largest and oldest of the state universities in the country and is ranked 411 in the QS world university ranking, 18th in Latin America, 1st in Central America and top in Costa Rica ( Teaching at the UCR is organized through 13 colleges, 47 schools, 6 campuses and 11 sites that host over 38 thousand students. The postgraduate system at UCR offers 9 doctorate degrees, 156 master degrees, and 17 specializations in a wide range of disciplines. The department of Geography currently offers a professional master degree in GIS and remote sensing and an academic Master of Science in Geography. The Department of Geography (DG) host internationally recognized expertise in (a) tracer hydrology to better understand hydrological functioning across climate gradients in response to environmental change.


San Jose, Costa Rica


Relevant divisions
Biogeosciences (BG)
Geomorphology (GM)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)


Entry level


Required education

Application deadline
28 January 2018

21 December 2017

Job description

The Catchment Hydrology group led by Dr. Christian Birkel at the Department of Geography at University of Costa Rica in San Jose, Costa Rica is looking to recruit a postdoctoral research fellow for two years working on tracer-aided hydrological models in the humid tropics.
The position is suited for researchers with a keen interest in tracer methods, data collection and analysis and hydrological modelling to improve our understanding of water and material fluxes, storage and mixing in a highly dynamic, volcanic landscape. Candidates should have experience with numerical modelling (ideally R and Python), tracer techniques (especially stable water isotopes) and research. Spanish knowledge, fieldwork experience in mountainous terrain and experience with high-performance cluster computation is a plus.
For further information, please contact
Please, send your CV and a 1-page motivation letter to the above email by January 15th 2018.