Job advertisement Postdoctoral Position, Environmental Geophysics

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Postdoctoral Position, Environmental Geophysics

Postdoctoral Position, Environmental Geophysics

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Géoressources et Environnement


Bordeaux, France


Relevant divisions
Biogeosciences (BG)
Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems (GI)
Soil System Sciences (SSS)




Preferred education

Application deadline
30 August 2020

14 July 2020

Job description

Postdoctoral Position, Environmental Geophysics

Field: Environmental Geophysics
Contract: 1 year (with possible extension)
Period: fall 2020 – fall 2021
Work time: Full time

Job description
The Géoressources et Environnement (Bordeaux INP, Bordeaux, France) research team, in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (California, USA), is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to develop and implement geophysical approaches to characterize soil-plant interactions that govern grapevine variability at a world-class Château in Pauillac, near Bordeaux. In particular, the position focuses on the integration of geoelectrical methods with soil sample and remote sensing datasets to investigate the influence of soil copper content, texture, moisture and landscape properties on wine grape characteristics.

The position requires an outstanding record of original and high-quality research and demonstrated experience. Essential for the position is a Ph.D. in geophysics, earth sciences, environmental sciences, engineering or related degrees. The incumbent must demonstrate experience in environmental geophysics, including geoelectrical field data acquisition, inversion, integration and interpretation. Desired is a solid foundation in soil physics, statistics, and geospatial constructs. The incumbent is expected to be motivated, well-organized, and able to perform independent research leading to high-quality presentations and publications. Furthermore, a clear communication in English or French is required.

The Postdoc Fellow will have the opportunity to interact with viticulturalists at the Château, and must have ability to commute between the Château and Talence to perform laboratory and numerical analysis of acquired samples/data at the University.

How to apply

A cover letter describing interest in and experience relative to the position, as well as a CV, is requested by 08/30/2020. The documents will be sent to:
Myriam Schmutz, Bordeaux INP, Géoressources & Environnement