PhD position (Research Scientist for Global Hydrological Modeling)

Frankfurt, , DE

The Chair of Hydrology at Goethe University Frankfurt invites applications
for a three-year position of a
Research Scientist for Global Hydrological Modeling
(Ph.D. student, 75% E13 TV-G-U)

Contract terminability is according to „Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz“
and „Hessisches Hochschulgesetz“. Hiring is contingent on approval of
funding. The earliest starting date is 1 January 2017.

The Working Group Hydrology is a worldwide leading research group in the
field of global hydrological modeling. Applying and further developing the
global water resources and use model WaterGAP, a major aim is to achieve an
improved assessment of human impacts, in particular climate change and water
use, on the Earth’s water resources

The research scientist will participate in an international project of the
European Space Agency ESA for understanding global sea level rise during the
last two decades. Eight European research teams with different disciplinary
background will investigate the causes of sea level rise in a quantitative
manner, including changing ocean mass. One of the reason for this change is a
change in water storage on the continents. The goal of the sub-project of
Goethe University is to optimally quantify these changes by improving
WaterGAP. Specific tasks are to improve estimation of the impact of reservoir
construction, groundwater abstractions and glacier on continental water
storage and thus sea level rise. To achieve these goals, you can count on the
help of your colleagues and the working group leader. You will also be
supported with respect to obtaining a Ph.D. on a topic of your choice within
the broad field of global hydrology.

A prerequisite for hiring is a Master degree in hydrology, meteorology,
physical geography, environmental science, civil engineering or a similar
discipline (minimum grade of 2,0). Experience with mathematical modeling and
programming and very good analytic capabilities are essential. Persons who
are enthusiastic about research and enjoy working in a team would fit well
into our working group.

The Goethe University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women
to apply. Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preferential
consideration in case of equal qualification.

Please send your application as a single pdf file containing the cover letter
(including motivation and fit), curriculum vitae, certificates and the
contact details of two references to Prof. Dr. Petra Döll until 31 October
2016 ([email protected], Tel. 069/798-40219,