PhD student (f/m/d) for the subject area groundwater quality and tracer tests  via EURAXESS

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Karlsruhe, Germany 🇩🇪

Job Information

Organisation/Company: KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Applied Geosciences

Department: Hydrogeology

Research Field: Geosciences, Environmental science

Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)

Country: Germany

Application Deadline: 10/02/2023 – 18:00 (Europe/Berlin)

Type of Contract: Temporary

Job Status: Part-time

Offer Starting Date: 01/02/2023 – 12:00

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?: Not funded by an EU programme

Reference Number: 2024/2023

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?: No

Offer Description

Current research interests of the Hydrogeology Group of Prof. Nico Goldscheider at KIT include karst hydrogeology, tracing techniques, water quality monitoring, and groundwater modeling.
The goal of this PhD project is to deepen the understanding of solute and particulate transport processes in karst aquifers. The characterization of the variable hydrochemical and microbiological water quality of selected karst springs of an alpine test area is the main focus. Hydraulic and geochemical processes in the aquifer will be quantified by the use of tracing experiments and the monitoring of natural tracers, especially trace elements such as rare earth elements.
There is the possibility of scientific qualification with the goal of a doctorate in a renowned research group as well as the cooperation in interdisciplinary research projects.


Research Field: Geosciences

Education Level: Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field: Environmental science

Education Level: Master Degree or equivalent


You have a very good university degree (M.Sc.) in geosciences, environmental sciences, geoecology or a comparable discipline. Proven skills, enthusiasm and willingness to do hydrogeological field work in the Alps and hydrochemical analysis as well as very good knowledge of the analysis of laboratory and field data are required. A high level of willingness to work in an interdisciplinary manner and very good written and spoken German and English skills round off your profile. A car driver’s license and safe behavior on the road are required.

Specific Requirements

Please send your application including a cover letter, your CV, M.Sc. and B.Sc transcripts, and all certificates/referees in electronic form as one PDF-File to: nadine.goeppert@kit.eduLanguagesENGLISHLevelExcellentLanguagesGERMANLevelGood

Additional Information

Additional comments

Information is available from Prof. Dr. Goldscheider ( and Dr. Goeppert (

The remuneration occurs on the basis of the wage agreement of the civil service in TV-L E13 (75%), depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

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

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available: 1

Company/Institute: KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Applied Geosciences

Country: Germany

City: Karlsruhe

Postal Code: 76131StreetAdenauerring 20B

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