Hydrological modeler

We invite applications for a 3 year postdoctoral research fellow in enhanced modelling in a hydrological and ecological catchment perspective. The position is part of the Einstein Research Unit "Climate and Water under Change (CliWaC)", which is a transdisciplinary research initiative of the Berlin University Alliance to address water-related risks under climate change. CliWaC will bring together social and natural science as well as practical expertise from stakeholders to support the governance of mitigation and adaptation measures in response to climate change. Further job announcements of CliWaC will be published at: www.cliwac.de/jobs

We seek a dynamic, motivated and ambitious scientist to join an existing interdisciplinary science and modelling team on Landscape Ecohydrology to support the evolution and growth of coupled climate-hydrological-ecohydrological modelling. It is expected that the modelling will utilise outstanding long-term data sets from instrumented research sites in Brandenburg and Berlin. The successful candidate will have experience in the development and application of numerical models for different purposes, across various scales and environmental science contexts. The successful candidate should be experienced in combining process-based understanding with strong numerical / computational skills. Experience with programming is essential. Expertise in remote sensing & data assimilation and / or incorporation of tracers into hydrological models would be advantageous. Access to high-performance computer clusters is available to facilitate use and development of "state of the art" research models.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A PhD in hydrology, climatology, or a related field of environmental science or engineering
  • Excellent programming and numerical skills
  • Experience in the development and application of numerical models at various scales and different environmental science contexts
  • A strong publication record in internationally leading journals (commensurate with career stage)
  • An established national or international research profile (commensurate with career stage)
  • Strong English language skills both in oral and written communication
  • Good track record or potential for raising external research funds (commensurate with career stage)
  • Good potential for research supervision
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Other advantageous attributes might include:

  • Experience in multi-criteria calibration and working within uncertainty frameworks
  • Expertise in remote sensing & data assimilation
  • Experience incorporating tracers into hydrological models
  • Experience of working in interdisciplinary research projects
  • Evidence of successful research collaboration with national and international researchers and stakeholders

The position is available from 01.01.2022 and limited to 3 years. Salary is paid according to the TVöD for E13 (80% position). APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 31ST October 2021.

Enquiries or questions should be directed to Professor Doerthe Tetzlaff (d.tetzlaff@igb-berlin.de). Please send your CV to the same email address.

We are looking forward to your application!

posted: 23 September 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.