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[Met-jobs] PhD Position in seasonal to decadal prediction of glacier mass balances

From Kristian Förster <>
Date Fri, 5 Apr 2019 16:19:20 +0200

Ph.D. Position (m/f/d) “Glacier Modelling”

(Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 75 %)

The Institute of Hydrology and Water Resources Management at the Faculty of 
Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science invites applications for a Ph.D. 
Position (m/f/d) “Glacier Modelling” (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 75 %) starting on 
the earliest possible date. The position is limited to three years.

Required tasks

The candidate is expected to contribute to research in an international 
research project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). He/she will 
deal with the development of a seasonal to decadal scale glacier forecast model 
using both initialized climate forecasts and the Open Global Glacier Model OGGM 
(, English description 
available, button appears on the top right).

Within this project the opportunity of graduating with a doctoral degree is 

Employment conditions

The applicant should hold a master degree in hydrology, civil engineering or 
atmospheric sciences, with specialization in water sciences, glaciology or 
equivalent. We expect above-average academic achievements. We are looking for a 
highly motivated person with scientific capabilities, who is working 
methods-oriented and has sufficient knowledge in hydrology, glaciology and 
climate dynamics. Computer programming skills in Python are mandatory; 
proficiency in German language would be an asset.

As an equal opportunities employer, Leibniz University Hannover intends to 
promote women and men. For this reason suitably qualified women are 
specifically invited to apply.

Preference will be given to equally qualified applicants with disabilities.

Please submit your full application in electronic form only by 5 May 2019 to


Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institut für Hydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft
Appelstr. 9a
30167 Hannover

Further information is available from Kristian Förster (Tel.: +49 511 762-2498, 

Information on the collection of personal data according to article 13 GDPR can 
be found at

Kristian Förster
Juniorprofessor für Urbane Hydrologie

Institut für Hydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Appelstr. 9A, D-30167 Hannover
Tel.: +49 511 762-2498 / Fax: 3731

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