PhD Position in seasonal to decadal prediction of glacier mass balances

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PhD Position in seasonal to decadal prediction of glacier mass balances

Kristian Förster
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 given.

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

Email: [hidden email]

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,
Email: [hidden email]).

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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
Mail: [hidden email]

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