For the Institute of Geo-Hydroinformatics at the Hamburg University of Technology for June2024, we are looking for a:


full time and for a maximum of three years. The remuneration is in accordance with 13 TV-L.

No.: 9224WB9

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 7,500 students, 110 professors and 1,600 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.

At the Institute of 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 postdoctoral researcher to conduct innovative research and experiments for a 3-year project that aims to quantify the evaporative loss from global fluvial network. The successful candidate will conduct laboratory experiments and field measurements, and develop physically-based models to quantify evaporation and energy partitioning dynamics from rivers and streams.


  • Designing and conducting independent and multiscale research including laboratory experiments, modelling, field measurements and data analytics
  • Developing a physically-based model to quantify evaporation and energy balance in river reaches
  • Publishing in peer-reviewed journals and attending scientific meetings and conferences
  • Helping with supervision of MSc students and other institute related tasks if deemed necessary by the Head of the Institute


  • PhD degree in environmental engineering, civil engineering, hydrology, fluid mechanics, hydraulics or related disciplines
  • Independence in setting up laboratory experiments, field measurements and data analytics
  • Demonstrated experience with experimental research in the field of fluid mechanics and hydraulics
  • Experience with big data analysis and machine learning approaches will be an advantage
  • Outstanding academic results and recognitions
  • Excellent communication skills in English (oral / written)
  • Strong interests, motivation and commitment to research and development
  • Interest in international exchanges, teamwork and collaboration


    • A full-time postdoctoral position for 3 years 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
    • High level of personal responsibility and freedom in your work

    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 April 30th 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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