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Job advertisement PhD position (Hydroclimatology)

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PhD position (Hydroclimatology)

PhD position (Hydroclimatology)

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Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) is a scientific organizational entity of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon. GERICS develops science-based prototype products and services in support to government, administration and business in their efforts to adapt to climate change. It builds up a national and international network structure in order to integrate existing competences and knowledge, and to link various actors within the complex area of climate change.


Hamburg, Germany


Relevant divisions
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Full time

Entry level


Required education

Application deadline
6 June 2022

12 May 2022

Job description

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, invites applications for a PhD candidate, starting August 1st, 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter), in the research project „Co-designed pathways towards sustainable water futures“ as part of a newly established Helmholtz Young Investigator group (HYIG). The position is limited to 3 years and is intended to complete with a PhD.

The successful candidate will be part of an HYIG in collaboration with the University of Potsdam (the PhD will be awarded by the University of Potsdam). The new group aims to better understand and simulate interactions between human water use and regional climates. Sufficient availability of freshwater is vital to humans, economies, and ecosystems. However, high water demand from industries, households, and agriculture often leads to water scarcity and prevents a fair share of the available resources at the expense of the environment. Global change will further exacerbate water scarcity worldwide. The group’s research will address these issues by bringing together and merging water resources and regional climate modeling guided by the practical challenges experienced by end-users and water managers in various case studies. The successful PhD candidate will support the group’s research by enhancing our understanding of projected changes in blue and green water resources and their sensitivities to different climatic and non-climatic drivers taking an impact-centric and end-user driven perspective. The overarching goal of the project is to provide avenues towards fully-coupled climate and water impact research.

How to apply

Please view the full position details and instructions on how to apply here. Applications close on 6th June 2022. For informal inquiries about the positions please contact Dr. Peter Greve ( and/or Dr. Paul Bowyer (