Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

CRSA - Postdoctoral researcher in Isotope-Enabled Ecohydrological Modeling in Morocco

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About UM6P:

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution dedicated to research and innovation in Africa and aims to position itself among world-renowned universities in its fields.

The University is engaged in economic and human development and puts research and innovation at the forefront of African development. A mechanism that enables it to consolidate Morocco's frontline position in these fields, in a unique partnership-based approach and boosting skills training relevant for the future of Africa.

Located in the municipality of Benguerir, in the very heart of the Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aspires to leave its mark nationally, continentally, and globally.

About CRSA:

CRSA is a transversal structure across several UM6P Programs. Research within the center is organized around several major areas that aim to ensure the challenging Food and Water security goal in Africa, with a special focus on developing methods/tools that use multi-source remotely sensed data. The research aims to improve our understanding of the integrated functioning of continental surfaces and their interaction with climate and humans, with emphasis on sustainable management of natural resources (soil, land, water, agriculture) in the context of Climate Change. One of center’s goals is to provide a set of services and operational products to users (local, national and international) that aid in the decision support of water and food systems.

About IsoTrace:

Within the framework of the IsoTrace project, our team aims to rethink and adapt research, development, innovation and training to new paradigms to meet the future challenges for water sustainability.

Job description: 

The IsoTrace team is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Postodoctoral Scientist with advanced expertise in isotope-enabled ecohydrological modeling. 

We are looking for an early career scientist who is passionate about unraveling the intricate connections between water resources, ecosystems, and climate dynamics. This cutting-edge postdoctoral research opportunity in Morocco will spearhead groundbreaking research at the intersection of isotopes, ecohydrology, and modeling mainly in the continuum water-soil-plant-atmosphere.

Key Responsibilities:

- Develop and calibrate isotopic tracers to understand water sources, transport processes, and ecosystem interactions.

- Integrate isotopic data with ecohydrological models to assess the resilience of Moroccan water systems under changing environmental conditions.

- Play an active role in supervising and providing guidance to PhD students who are actively involved in ecohydrological modeling research.

- Conduct laboratory analyses and field work.

- Collaborate with local researcher from the college of agriculture, mainly IWRI and CRSA, as well as institutions and stakeholders to translate research findings into actionable water management strategies.


- Ph.D. in Hydrology, Environmental Science, Earth Sciences, or related fields.

- Strong background in isotope hydrology, ecohydrology, and modeling techniques.

- Experience in fieldwork, data analysis, and scientific writing.

- Excellent communication skills and a collaborative spirit.

- Demonstrated track record of scientific publications. 

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CRSA - Postdoctoral researcher in Isotope-Enabled Ecohydrological Modeling in Morocco
Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid Ben Guerir, Morocco Benguerir, Morocco
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