For Section 5.4 "Hydrology" we invite applications for an

Early Stage Researcher (m/f)

Job Vacancy 0781

The successful candidate will be a fellow within the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action ETN Training Network "System-Risk - A large scale systems approach to flood risk assessment and management". He/she will work on a project on the assessment of large-scale flood risk considering river-dike-floodplain interactions and related spatial risk redistribution

Your responsibilities:

Your qualifications:

The applicants must meet the European Commission's eligibility criteria:

Early-stage researchers (ESRs) are in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers, starting at the date of obtaining their Master's degree (or equivalent). All nationalities can apply, but you can only apply to a project which is hosted in a country in which you did not reside or carry your main activities (such as work or study) for more than 12 months within the last 3 years. This excludes short stays such as holidays or compulsory national service.

Starting date: as soon as possible
Fixed term: 16 months
Working hours:full-time (currently 39 h/week)
Salary:set according to the Work Programme for Marie Curie Actions

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.

Please include in your application three documents:

  • Letter of motivation (the essence of your application, not more than two pages, please name the files consistently: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_LOM.pdf)
  • Curriculum Vitae (not more than two pages, balance detail and readability, please name the files consistently: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_CV.pdf)
  • Certificates, record of study and references (please name the files consistently: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_CERT.pdf)

If you have any questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to call Ms Buge at +49 (0) 331-288-28878.

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