PhD/researcher position (Institute of Geo-Hydroinformatics)

Hamburg University of Technology

Hamburg, Germany 🇩🇪

The Institute of Geo-Hydroinformatics focuses on creating new knowledge through research and innovation, developing new measurement tools and predictive capabilities to provide accurate understanding of the processes occurring near Earth’s surface. Within this context, this multidisciplinary project will focus on the investigation of the climate change driven sea level rise and its consequences on groundwater hydrology with a particular focus on the shoreline of the Lower Elbe river in Germany.


  • Conducting independent and international-class research about climate change and sea level rise, its consequences on groundwater hydrology, saltwater intrusion, and Earth systems modeling in general
  • Combining hydrology, big data, and computational tools to advance hydrologic modeling under changing climate and extreme environmental events
  • Publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at scientific meetings
  • Contributing to preparation of research proposals for external funding applications
  • Helping with any other research activities as may be deemed reasonable by the Head of the Institute
  • Visiting other universities and institutes for research collaboration if necessary


  • Completed at least a MSc degree in one of the following fields: Environmental engineering, hydrology, geoscience or related disciplines.
  • Excellent academic results and recognitions
  • Excellent communication skills in both English and German (oral / written)
  • Demonstrated experiences with computational hydrology
  • Previous experience with remote sensing, groundwater hydrology and modelling, data mining, geospatial data assimilation will be an advantage.
  • Committed to teamwork and students’ supervision if necessary


  • A dynamic, stimulating, international and multi-disciplinary work environment
  • Access to state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities
  • Possibility to collaborate with internationally recognized scientists in other universities
  • Possibility to contribute to the development of a new institute
  • High level of personal responsibility and freedom in your work

For further information please contact Eva Bayley ([email protected])

We particularly encourage women to apply. Due to their underrepresentation, they will be given priority in cases of equal suitability, qualifications and professional performance.

Please send your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae in table form, proof of completed training and/or university degree) via the online application system by (will be assigned by the administration).

We look forward to receiving your online application by 01.12.2021





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