The LIAG-INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED GEOPHYSICS invites applications for temporary employment at the earliest possible date with 100 % of the regular weekly working time limited until 28.02.2027 for the position of

Geoscientist (m/f/d)

Job posting number G 10/24
Keyword: "GRETA-ONG"

The LIAG Institute for Applied Geophysics is an independent research institute in Hannover with focus on the exploration of the accessible subsurface, the development of measurement and evaluation methods, as well as the operation and further development of specialised information systems such as the Geothermal Information System GeotIS and the Geophysics Information System.As part of the research project " Assessment of geothermal heating and cooling supply potentials", the potentials of deep, semi-deep and near-surface geothermal energy in Germany are to be quantitatively surveyed and mapped using various utilisation concepts. In this way, the project contributes to the heat transition in Germany. For this we are looking for a geoscientist (m/f/d).

Your tasks:

  • Compilation of a catalogue with different usage variants for near-surface geothermal energy (heating and cooling)
  • Research and evaluation of geodata of the near-surface subsurface
  • Harmonisation and evaluation of selected data sets
  • Development of a workflow to determine the heating and cooling supply potential for various utilisation variants of near-surface geothermal energy
  • Identification of the technical and sustainably utilisable geothermal potential in Germany
  • Preparation of maps for integration into the geothermal information system GeotIS
  • Writing scientific publications

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in geosciences, geophysics, geological engineering or a similar subject
  • English language skills (at least comparable to level B2 GeR)
  • Experience in working with GIS
  • Basic knowledge of the principle of operation of near-surface geothermal systems
  • Basic knowledge of thermophysics
  • Very good communication and teamwork skills

Ideally, you also meet the following requirements:

  • Knowledge of geology
  • Knowledge of statistics and geostatistics
  • Knowledge of the regulatory framework for near-surface geothermal energy in Germany
  • Experience in the development of software for processing geodata
  • Experience in the realisation of resource maps
  • Experience in communicating with authorities
  • German language skills(at least comparable to level B2 GeR)

We offer:

LIAG enjoys an excellent reputation, both nationally and internationally. The institute is characterized by excellent infrastructural integration into the GEOZENTRUM Hannover, stateof- the-art and high-performance equipment (IT, laboratory, field), strong networking, and a friendly, professional and collegial working-environment. LIAG promotes further education and training of its staff.

The place of employment is Hannover, Germany. The classification takes place in pay group 13 of the collective agreement for the public service (TV-L). (Collective Agreement for public service of the German states, TV-L), taking into account §40 No. 5 TV-L (consideration of professional experience).

We welcome applications from people of all nationalities, regardless of their origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual identity. LIAG also pursues the goal of equal professional rights for women and men. Therefore, we particularly welcome applications from women. With flexible working hours, we offer you a responsible and varied job that is also suitable for part-time employees and as a re-entry after parental leave.

The LIAG endeavours to increase the proportion of severely disabled people, which is why they will be given preference, if they are equally qualified.

Please submit your application electronically (PDF with max. 10 MB) with meaningful documents, quoting the job advertisement number G 10/24 and the keyword "GRETA-ONG" via to Dr. Thorsten Agemar until 11.04.24.

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posted: 21 March 2024     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.