For Section 5.4 Hydrology we invite applications for a

Research position in flood risk

Job Vacancy No. 1676

Saferplaces – Improved assessment of pluvial, fluvial and coastal flood hazards and risk in European cities as a mean to build safer and resilient communities

The Section 5.4 Hydrology searches for a researcher to work in the EIT Climate KIC funded demonstrator project "Saferplaces - Improved assessment of pluvial, fluvial and coastal flood hazards and risk in European cities as a mean to build safer and resilient communities", within the work package "WP3 Damage and Loss". Main objective of the GFZ contribution to this WP is the development and implementation of probabilistic multi-variable damage models for residential buildings and companies for fluvial and pluvial floods on the basis of high resolution open data sources for multi-hazard risk assessment to be applied in selected pilot case studies.

Your responsibilities:

Your qualifications:

Starting date: as soon as possible
Fixed term: 14 months (until December 2019)
Working hours:full-time (currently 39 h/week)
The position is, in principle, suitable for part-time employment
Salary:The pay scale grouping will be according to pay group 13 TVöD-Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost) provided that all tariff related and personal requirements are met.
Location:Potsdam

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 (www.geo-x.net), and as such it is well connected with other geoscience institutions in Potsdam und 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.

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

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posted: 10 October 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.