Technische Universität Berlin offers an open position:

Research Assistant – 0.75 working time – salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen

under the reserve that funds are granted

Faculty VI – Institute of Applied Geosciences / Hydrogeology

Reference number: VI-364/21 (starting at 01/10/21 / limited until 30/09/2024 / closing date for applications 30/07/21)

Working field: The working group of the Department of Hydrogeology deals with the sustainable management of water resources as well as the complex behavior of water constituents and microorganisms in the environment. The future job holder is integrated in an interdisciplinary working group of engineers and natural scientists.

A person with extensive experience in experimental hydrochemical methods and laboratory experiments is sought for a 3-year DFG-funded research project focusing on real-time prediction of nitrate degradation in intensively used agricultural regions. Willingness to analyze the results using biogeochemical modeling is also desirable. The planned work will be carried out in close collaboration with cooperating partners at the Polytechnic University of Milan and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The possibility of a PhD is given.


  • successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in environmental engineering, environmental science, or geoecology

Experience in the following topics is required:

  • biogeochemical processes in soil and groundwater,
  • hydrochemical laboratory experiments,
  • biogeochemical modeling using program codes such as PhreeqC.

Furthermore, good knowledge of the English language as well as good knowledge of German or the willingness to learn it and first experience in publishing research results are advantageous.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Irina Engelhardt, email:

Please send your application with the reference number and the usual documents only by email (single pdf file, max. 5 MB) to Prof. Dr. Irina Engelhardt (

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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.

Technische Universität Berlin – Der Präsident – Fakultät VI, Institut für
Angewandte Geowissenschaften, FG Hydrogeologie, Dr. Irina Engelhardt, Sekr.
BH-N 3-2, Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1, 10587 Berlin

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posted: 02 July 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.