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Reference : UMR8591-FREGOB-001
Workplace : MEUDON
Date of publication : Thursday, January 13, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 March 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2242 and 2405 € gross per month depending on experience
Desired level of education : 5-year university degree
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
In the framework of the Carhyce tool (Hydrological characterisation of watercourses) developed in collaboration with the French Office for Biodiversity, the person recruited will have the following tasks
- The realization of the updates of the IED and its evaluation reference systems;
- consolidating the development of the Carhyce project as a WFD assessment and/or hydromorphological diagnostic tool and continuing methodological comparisons with other European indicators.
- Recover and format the data from the Carhyce data base and then update the IED by running the processing chain developed in R and ArcGIS.
- Develop a new multi-component hydromorphological indicator that will best integrate all the data from the Carhyce field protocol (channel geometry, granulometry, riparian vegetation, clogging, nature of the banks, etc.).
- Test the sensitivity and robustness of this newly created indicator.
- Study the links between the indicators produced and the anthropic pressures observed at different scales (station, basin, regional)
- Participate in field campaigns in the context of the comparison between the IMG and other hydromorphological indicators.
- Write a summary report presenting the treatments and results.
The person recruited should have a Master's degree in geography, geology, geomatics or engineering and have :
- good knowledge and experience in fluvial geomorphology
- good levle in R software;
- an advanced level in spatial data processing (GIS and statistical processing);
- rigour, precision, autonomy and good writing skills
- a good level in scientific English
The position will be based at the Physical Geography Laboratory (UMR8591) (in Meudon until July, then in Thiais for the second part of the contract), under the responsibility of Frédéric Gob and in collaboration with Nathalie Thommeret from the Ecole supérieure des géomètres-topographes (French School of Surveyors), Clélia Bilodeau from the University of Paris, and Karl Kreutzenberger from the French Biodiversity Office.
Constraints and risks
A few days of fieldwork in France are to be expected.
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