For Section 5.4 "Hydrology" in Department 5 "Geoarchives" we invite applications for a

PhD position (m/f)

Reference No. 72/54/17 D

The doctoral student will work in the BMBF funded research project "RIESGOS - Multi-risk analysis and information system components for the Andes region" within the work-package "floods". Objective for this position is the development of a probabilistic multi-parameter flood damage model for residential buildings on basis of satellite and empirical data. This model needs to be automated and linked to the modeling system of the whole project to enable a comprehensive vulnerability assessment and multi-risk analysis.

Your tasks:

Your qualifications:

Starting date: 1 January 2018
Fixed term: 3 years
Working hours:part-time 75% (currently 29.25 h/week)
Salary:EG 13 TVöD-Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)

You can expect a very diverse and challenging job in an international work environment that is characterized by exciting research projects. The compatibility of work and family life is of particular concern to the GFZ. Therefore, it offers the opportunity for flexible working time and workplaces. Moreover, there is a kindergarten located on the research campus.

The GFZ is a partner with Geo.X (, and as such it is well connected with other geoscience institutions in Potsdam and Berlin. Geo.X forms the largest regional cluster of geoscientific expertise in Europe and offers excellent opportunities for cooperation and development.

Equal opportunity is an inherent part of our personnel policy. Therefore we are particularly welcoming applications from qualified women. Severely disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in the case of equal qualification.

We will retain your application documents for at least three months, even if the application is not successful.

If you have any questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to call us at +49 (0)331 288-28846.

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