Postdoc position in coupled water resources and climate modeling
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.
Hydrological Sciences (HS)
The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, invites applications for a Postdoc, starting August 1st, 2022, 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 4 years.
The successful candidate will be part of an HYIG in collaboration with 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 candidate will support the modeling activities within the group by implementing and enhancing the representation of water use within a regional climate modeling system. The overarching goal of the project is to provide avenues towards fully-coupled climate and water impact research.