Research Assistant - CDD - Benguerir

Méthodes / Process / Industrialisation - Secteur Enseignement / Formation

  • De 3 à 5 ans
  • 1 poste(s) sur Marrakech et région - Maroc
  • Bac +5 et plus Minimum

Organisation Respect des règles Besoin de réflexion Recherche de nouveauté

  • CDD
  • Télétravail : Non
Publiée il y a 23 jours sur - Postulez avant le 19/08/2024

Entreprise :

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.

Poste :

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

International Water Research Institute (IWRI)


Position Title: Research Assistant - CDD  


Duration: 12 months



Climate change is increasing pressure on the world's water resources. Arid regions such as North Africa are most vulnerable, as water resources are already limited. Morocco is particularly affected by the intensification of drought, which is already causing major water shortages, requiring optimized resource management in the face of climate change. At present, Morocco has no drought early warning system (DEWS), which would enable water and agricultural management practices to be adapted to drought hazards. The aim of this research assistant position is therefore to develop a drought monitoring and drought early warning system for the Oum Er Rbia basin, one of Morocco's "granaries", in order to strengthen the governance and resilience of its population to the impacts of water scarcity. This



Key duties:

The candidate will :

  • develop multi-source indicators (climatic, hydrological, vegetation, observational and satellite) that best reflect the impacts of drought on populations
  • develop and test seasonal forecasting approaches for these indicators based on artificial intelligence algorithms
  • carry out field visits and surveys of farmers and water users in the Oum Er Rbia agricultural zones





About UM6P:


Located at the heart of the future Green City of Benguerir, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), a higher education institution with an international standard, is established to serve Morocco and the African continent. Its vision is honed around research and innovation at the service of education and development. This unique nascent university, with its state-of-the-art campus and infrastructure, has woven a sound academic and research network, and its recruitment process is seeking high-quality academics and professionals to boost its quality-oriented research environment in the metropolitan area of Marrakech.   


About IWRI:


IWRI 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 the 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.

Profil recherché :

Criteria of the candidate:   

Master or Engineer degree in hydrology, hydro-informatics, hydrometeorology, climatology, applied remote sensing on hydrology or related disciplines.


We are searching for a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate, who should have:

  • Good skills in hydrology,
  • A good understanding of weather models and their use in drought applications,
  • Data processing and analysis skills (programming language: R, Matlab, Python or other)
  • Skills in geomatics and remote sensing
  • Skills on field investigations
  • Ability in oral and written communication,
  • Ability to work in collaboration and in a team,
  • Strong analytical skills for effective problem solving,


Adresse de notre siège :

Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid, Ben Guerir 43150

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