Postdoctoral Research Associate leading our Advanced Water Treatment Research Group

Technical University of Munich

Munich, Germany 🇩🇪

23.12.2022, Wissenschaftliches Personal

In support of our team, starting March 1, 2023 or later we are looking for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate leading our ‚Advanced Water Treatment Research Group’

In support of our team, starting March 1, 2023 or later we are looking for a full-time
Postdoctoral Research Associate leading our ‚Advanced Water Treatment Research Group’

About us

The Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering at the Technical University of Munich is engaged in research activities that are centered around sustainable, energy-efficient urban water and wastewater systems, energy recovery from wastewater and anaerobic technologies, storm water treatment and management, microbial sys-tems, engineered natural treatment systems, advanced water treatment (membrane- and oxidation hybrid pro-cesses), water recycling, and state-of-the-art analytical tools for process control and water quality. The Chair also operates a physico-chemical laboratory, a microbiology laboratory and a trace organic chemical laboratory. The ‘Advanced Water Treatment Group’ is currently engaged in research spanning fundamental aspects of reac-tion kinetics to applications of ozonation, advanced oxidation processes (AOP), and UV-based systems as well as nature-based solutions (including biofiltration and sequential managed aquifer recharge). For further infor-mation, please visit our website at


Applicants should demonstrate the following qualifications:
 Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, water chemistry, or environmental science with emphasis on advanced water treatment processes
 Special knowledge regarding ozonation, advanced oxidation processes, activated carbon filtration as well as combined oxidative and biological processes including nature-based solutions would be an advantage
 Softskills (working experience in interdisciplinary teams; leadership)

Duties and Responsibilities

While becoming a member of a research active team, your responsibilities will consist of:
 Directing the ‚Advanced Water Treatment Research Group’ at the Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering at TUM
 Co-supervision of PhD candidates and master students
 Teaching duties (5 SWS) in the Environmental Engineering program
 Development of your own active research profile as well as joint research projects in collaboration with other research groups at the Chair related to occurrence and transformation of trace organic chemicals in engi-neered and natural water treatment systems and effect-based analysis
 Representation of research activities at national and international meetings

We offer

 Starting as early as March 1, 2023, a fully funded full-time position (temporary academic councilor A13 a. Z.) until February, 28 2026 with option of a further 3-year extension as A13 a. Z. and in the case of a habilitation, a subsequent further extension of 4 years as a temporary senior academic councilor (A14 a. Z.).
 TUM is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be considered preferentially.
 TUM is particularly interested in increasing diversity and is welcoming applications from female and interna-tional scientists.


We look forward to receiving your application. Please send your application package including a letter of applica-tion and CV via E-mail or regular mail to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg E. Drewes (

 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Technical University of Munich
Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg E. Drewes
Am Coulombwall 3
85748 Garching, Germany
Tel. +49 89 289 13713

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