For the Institute of Geo-Hydroinformatics at the Hamburg University of Technology from July 1st , we are looking for a:


full time and limited to 14.11.2024. The remuneration is in accordance with 13 TV-L.

No.: 12924WB9

At the heart of TU Hamburg’s research, teaching and transfer of technology is the guiding principle of developing technology for people. The TU Hamburg sees itself in this context as a family-friendly and sustainable university with high performance and quality standards that strives for excellence in all its research fields. Interdisciplinarity, innovation, regionality and internationality are binding principles in our actions.

With currently around 8.000 students, 110 professors and 1.650 employees, the TU Hamburg is characterised by short decision-making processes and close cooperation between the board, the institutes, the deans of studies, the research areas and the administration. We identify ourselves with a modern leadership culture and cultivate appreciative interaction.

Here at the Institute of Geo-Hydroinformatics we are interested in tackling global challenges concerning water, soil, and the environment. We are passionate about creating new knowledge through research and innovation, especially in the development of innovative measurement tools and predictive capabilities that harness the strengths of sensing technologies and big data analytics. We aim to provide accurate and quantitative insights into multiscale and multiphase ecohydrological processes occurring near the Earth's surface. For this, we combine theory, state-of-art modelling and experiments using cutting-edge tools such as high-resolution imaging, satellite remote sensing, artificial intelligence, big data processing, and computational fluid dynamics.

We are looking for a researcher to further innovative research and analysis for a project on soil health and groundwater hydrology amidst environmental changes with emphasis on the lower Elbe river shoreline in Germany


  • Conducting independent and international-class research incorporating groundwater hydrology, saltwater intrusion, soil salinity and health
  • Combining hydrology, big data and computational tools to advance hydrologic modeling under changing climate and extreme environmental events
  • Publishing in peer-reviewed journals and attending scientific meetings and conferences
  • Helping with any other research activities as may be deemed necessary by the Head of the Institute


  • MSc degree in environmental engineering, hydrology, geoscience or related disciplines
  • Outstanding academic results and recognitions
  • Demonstrated experience with computational hydrology
  • Previous experience or knowledge about remote sensing, groundwater hydrology and modeling, data mining, geospatial data assimilation will be an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills in English (oral / written)
  • Good communication skills in German (oral / written)
  • Strong interests, motivation and commitment to research and development
  • Interest in international exchanges, teamwork and collaboration


    • A full-time researcher position in a very international, stimulating, multidisciplinary and dynamic institute
    • Access to state-of-the-art experimental and numerical tools and platforms
    • Possibility to collaborate with internationally recognized scientists

    For further information please contact Mrs Eva Bayley, Phone-No.: 040 / 428 78 - 2871, Email:

    We particularly encourage women to apply. Due to their underrepresentation, they will be given priority incases of equal suitability, qualifications and professional performance.

    Please send your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae in table form, proof ofcompleted training and/or university degree, job references or certificates of employment) via the online application system.

    We look forward to receiving your online application by May 24th 2024.

    Notice for graduates of foreign educational qualifications:

    Please submit proof of all obtained university degrees and, if available, the recognition of your educational qualifications in Germany (e.g. anabin excerpts and/or acknowledgement of previous employers).

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