Research Assist­ant (PostDoc) Hydrogeologist 

Technische Universität Berlin

Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪


Number of employeesca. 8300
CategoryResearch Assistant
Category TU BerlinResearch assistant with teaching obligation, PostDoc
Area of responsibilityResearch, Teaching (University)
Area of work TU BerlinGeosciences, Natural Sciences
Earliest start dateEarliest possible
Durationlimited for period of 5 years
Full/Part-timefull-time; part-time employment may be possible
SalarySalary grade E13

Fac­ulty VI – Insti­tute of App­lied Geo­sci­en­ces / Hydro­geo­logy

Research Assist­ant (PostDoc) Hydrogeologist – salary grade 13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len – 2nd qual­i­fic­a­tion period (Habil­it­a­tion)

part-time employment may be possible, under the reserve that funds are granted

The Department of Hydrogeology at the TU Berlin focusses on the sustainable management
of groundwater resources, which require modern utilization concepts due to land use
change and climate change. The department has extensive experimental field equipment as
well as a hydrogeological test field for research and teaching. In addition, several third-party
funded projects with field sites in Berlin and Brandenburg as well as in Italy and Israel are being worked on.


Within the scope of the position, experimental field methods shall be developed, which allow the integration of natural heterogeneity of porous aquifers into numerical models of the unsaturated and saturated zone. The main focus is on catchment-scale investigations and parameterization as well as the development of hydrogeological and hydrogeophysical field methods to derive infiltration dynamics. Lead of the experimental hydrogeological courses with 4 SWS and engagement in the supervision of bachelor and master theses is expected. Teaching includes supervision of the field course and conduction of lectures and exercises on hydrogeological laboratory and field methods as well as geostatistics. The willingness to support the department in the acquisition of external funding is desired. The possibility for a habilitation is offered.


A person with experience in experimental hydrogeology at field scale is sought. In addition
to a successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in geosciences and a PhD with a focus on field-scale experimental hydrogeology or hydrogeophysics.

The successful candidate will have publications in Isl-listed journals, good communication skills, especially a good command of written and spoken English and a basic knowledge of German, teaching experience, and gender and diversity competence.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Irina Engelhardt, E-Mail:

How to apply

Please send your application with the reference number and the usual documents only by email (single pdf file, max. 5 MB) to Prof. Dr. Irina Engelhardt (

By submitting your application via email you consent to having your data electronically processed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guarantee for the protection of your personal data when submitted as unprotected file. Please find our data protection notice acc. DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation) at the TU staff department homepage: or quick access 214041.

To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Technische Universität Berlin – Die Präsidentin – Fakultät VI, Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften, FG Hydrogeologie, Prof. Dr. Irina Engelhardt, Sekr. BH-N 3-2, Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1, 10587 Berlin

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