Scientist climate and hydrology (m/f/d)

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Potsdam, Germany 🇩🇪

The climate needs bright minds. The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development. It is one of the world’s leading research institutions in its field and offers natural and social scientists from around the world an inspiring environment for excellent interdisciplinary research.

For the working group “Hydroclimatic Risks” in the Department 2 “Climate Resilience”, PIK is offering a position as

Scientist climate and hydrology (m/f/d).

 (Position number: 05-2023 Scientist CWEH)

We are looking for an expert in the field of climate and hydrology for the BMBF funded project “Climate change, renewable energy potential and population health in Uzbekistan (CWEH)”, starting on 01.04.2023.

The position is funded until the end of November 2024. Remuneration is in accordance with the German public tariff scheme (TV-L Brandenburg), salary group E 13 This is a part-time position with a weekly working time of 20 hours per week.

Key responsibilities:

  • analysis of different types of data (climate, hydrological, spatial) and the interrelationships between climate, energy and water in Uzbekistan,
  • developing teaching materials in the field of climate, hydrology and climate change,
  • support the implementation of scientific and capacity-building activities and exchange with local partners,
  • data collection and formatting,
  • report writing and development of the project webpage.


  • Master’s degree in geography, climatology, hydrology or related fields,
  • experience in climate and hydrological data analysis,
  • knowledge of different climate and/or hydrological models,
  • experience in working with state agencies like National Meteo Services is an advantage,
  • knowledge of GIS (Arcgis, Qgis etc),
  • knowledge of Russian or Uzbek languages.

We expect:

  • the ability to work independently and on your own initiative,
  • a methodical and systematic approach,
  • structured and goal-oriented thinking,
  • capacity to familiarise yourself quickly with new topics,
  • creativity and openness to new approaches,
  • a high level of competence in oral and written English,
  • reliability, engagement , and a high level of motivation,
  • willingness to travel to Uzbekistan,
  • capacity for teamwork,
  • organisational talent.

We offer:

  • the chance to be part of a creative, interdisciplinary team,
  • a stimulating working environment in an internationally recognised research institute on Potsdam’s beautiful, historic Telegrafenberg campus, a short commuting distance from Berlin,
  • flexi-time and mobile working (up to 40% of your hours),
  • a collective pay scheme and associated benefits as well as a subsidized travel card.

PIK values equality and diversity. We encourage applications without photo. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of ethnic and social origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, care responsibilities, or age. PIK seeks to increase the share of women in scientific positions and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. In cases of equal qualification and within the given legal scope, women will be given preference. PIK also encourages applications by parents returning from parental leave.

Please apply by 28.02.2023directly using our application form.

Application documents should comprise a letter of motivation, CV, relevant certificates and indication of references. Please upload only one pdf file.

If you hold an international higher education qualification, please also submit the Statement of Comparability from the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) with your application. In the case that you do not yet have a ZAB Statement of Comparability for your qualification, please be aware that you will need to request this if your application is successful. You can find further information on this website:

For further information or to discuss the position please contact Dr.Iulii Didovets by email to






IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development