The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national research centre for Earth sciences in Germany. With approx. 1.260 employees, the GFZ is conducting interdisciplinary research on the "System Earth" and the influence of humans on the planet. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, it is part of Germany's largest science organization.
For Section 5.4 Hydrology we invite applications for a
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.
|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.|
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.