Postdoc (Simulation of coupled groundwater-surface water systems)

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Leipzig, Germany
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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Not Specified
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Your tasks:
  • Set-up and application of numerical models for coupled groundwater-surface water systems at key TERENO field sites
  • Simulation of hydrologically mediated biogeochemical turnover
  • Explorative modeling to develop new parsimonious model concepts for water and solute dynamics (e.g. via dynamic residence times)
  • Support of scientists and students in the department in modeling tasks
  • Development of a research profile within the interdisciplinary team of the department in line with the programme oriented research at UFZ in the respective field
Your profile:

The potential candidate should have a Ph.D. degree and a strong background in at least one of the following disciplines: hydrology/hydrogeology, geosciences or environmental sciences (with a focus on water), civil or environmental engineering or related natural sciences. Skills in hydrologic modelling of coupled groundwater-surface water systems are mandatory. Experience in numerical codes for the coupled simulation of groundwater-surface water systems (e.g. HydroGeoSphere, OGS, InHM, PARFLOW or similar) as well as skills in the simulation of biogeochemical processes and transport are additional assets.

Please enclose the following documents with your application:

  • detailed CV (including names and addresses of two potential referees)
  • letter of motivation
  • copies of certificates
  • pdf-copies of most important published work
We offer:
  • Excellent technical facilities which are without parallel
  • The freedom you need to bridge the difficult gap between basic research and close to being ready for application
  • Work in inter-disciplinary, multinational teams and excellent links with national and international research networks
  • A vibrant region with a high quality of life and a wide cultural offering for a balance between family and professional life
  • Interesting career opportunities and an extensive range of training and further education courses
  • Remuneration up to TVöD public-sector pay grade 13 including attractive public-sector social security benefits