The hydrogeology workgroup at the University of Tübingen, Center for Applied Geoscience, Germany ( seeks for a:

Postdoctoral Researcher (100%)

in Data Assimilation of Coupled Subsurface/Surface-Flow Models

for 36 months, starting in October 2017. Payment is based on the salary system of German state employees (TV-L E-13/14).

The research is performed within the Research Unit FOR2131 "Data Assimilation for Improved Characterization of Fluxes across Compartmental Interfaces" (, consisting of eight projects at seven institutions funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The Research Unit studies cross-compartmental data assimilation of coupled subsurface-landsurface-atmosphere models. Project P7 in Tübingen focuses on the value of groundwater data in the assimilation of the groundwater-soil-land-surface nexus using PARFLOW, CLM, and Ensemble-Kalman filters/smoothers. Details on the project can be requested from Daniel Erdal (, +49 707129-75210).

Suitable candidates should have a strong background in numerical modeling of coupled subsurface-surface systems. Experience in data assimilation is highly beneficial. Programing skills are mandatory. Candidates should hold a doctoral degree with a dissertation in the field. We expect good communication skills in English and willingness to closely collaborate within the Research Unit.

Applications are to be submitted to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Olaf A. Cirpka, University of Tübingen, Center for Applied Geoscience, Germany by email to Applications should include a letter of motivation, a CV, transcripts or degree certificates including grades, proof of special qualifications, prints of publications, and a list of at least three referees.

The University of Tübingen wants to increase the number of female researchers and specifically encourages female candidates to apply.

Disabled persons will be preferred in case of equal qualification.

posted: 27 July 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.