Technische Universität Berlin offers an open position:

Research Assistant (PostDoc) Hydrogeologist – salary grade 13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen – 2nd qualification period (Habilitation)

part-time employment may be possible

The Department of Hydrogeology at the TU Berlin focusses on the sustainable management of groundwater resources, which require modern utilization concepts due to land use change and climate change. The department has extensive experimental field equipment as well as a hydrogeological test field for research and teaching. In addition, several third-party funded projects with field sites in Berlin and Brandenburg as well as in Italy and Israel are being worked on.

Faculty VI – Institute of Applied Geosciences / Hydrogeology
Reference number: VI-630/22 (starting at the earliest possible / limited for a period of 5 years / closing date for applications 24/03/2023)

Working field: Within the scope of the position, experimental field methods shall be developed, which allow the integration of natural heterogeneity of porous aquifers into numerical models of the unsaturated and saturated zone. The main focus is on catchment-scale investigations and parameterization as well as the development of hydrogeological and hydrogeophysical field methods to derive infiltration dynamics. Lead of the experimental hydrogeological courses with 4 SWS and engagement in the supervision of bachelor and master theses is expected. Teaching includes supervision of the field course and conduction of lectures and exercises on hydrogeological laboratory and field methods as well as geostatistics. The willingness to support the department in the acquisition of external funding is desired. The possibility for a habilitation is offered.

Requirements: A person with experience in experimental hydrogeology at field scale is sought. In addition to a successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in geosciences and a PhD with a focus on field-scale experimental hydrogeology or hydrogeophysics.

The successful candidate will have publications in Isl-listed journals, good communication skills, especially a good command of written and spoken English and a basic knowledge of German, teaching experience, and gender and diversity competence.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Irina Engelhardt, E‑Mail:

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.