PhD students (f/m/d) in Karst Hydrogeology

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Karlsruhe, Germany
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Job description

Current research topics of our group include karst hydrogeology, hydrological tracing techniques, groundwater modeling and water-quality monitoring.

The principal goal of the two PhD theses is the quantification of groundwater resources and the development of a hydrogeological conceptual model, as well as the characterization of the highly variable hydrochemical and microbiological water quality in a geologically complex karst aquifer system in the Italian Apennine mountains. The two theses are part of a joint research project on the availability and quality of karst water resources in the Mediterranean area, which is coordinated at KIT and funded in the framework of the „Partnership for Research an Innovation in the Mediterranean Area“ (PRIMA).

Personal qualification

You must have a completed university degree (M.Sc.) in Applied Geosciences, Hydrogeology, Environmental Natural Sciences, Geoecology or a similar field, and you are interested to work in an international and interdisciplinary project team. The successful applicant has documented competence in hydrogeological field and laboratory work, as well as good knowledge of mathematical-statistical data analysis and modeling. A high motivation for solving problems is required. Candidates should further have the drive for independent thinking and self-learning as well as the ability to work in teams. Furthermore, we expect active contributions to teaching activities and various other tasks and duties at the institute and in the project.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute of Applied Geosciences (AGW)

Starting date


Contract duration

limited to three years.

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Nico Goldscheider, Tel.: +49(0)721/608-45465.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 1038/2019 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Ms Brückner
phone: +49 721 608-42016,

Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

If qualified, severely disabled persons will be preferred.