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Job advertisement PhD student (f/m/d) for the subject area groundwater quality and tracer tests

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PhD student (f/m/d) for the subject area groundwater quality and tracer tests

Position
PhD student (f/m/d) for the subject area groundwater quality and tracer tests

Employer
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Applied Geosciences (AGW), Hydrogeology Group logo

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Applied Geosciences (AGW), Hydrogeology Group

Homepage: https://hydro.agw.kit.edu/english/index.php


Location
Karlsruhe, Germany

Sector
Academic

Relevant division
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Type
Part time

Level
Entry level

Salary
The remuneration occurs on the basis of the wage agreement of the civil service in TV-L E13 (75%), depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Required education
Master

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

Posted
19 January 2023

Job description

Current research interests of the Hydrogeology Group of Prof. Nico Goldscheider at KIT include karst hydrogeology, tracing techniques, water quality monitoring, and groundwater modeling.
The goal of this PhD project is to deepen the understanding of solute and particulate transport processes in karst aquifers. The characterization of the variable hydrochemical and microbiological water quality of selected karst springs of an alpine test area is the main focus. Hydraulic and geochemical processes in the aquifer will be quantified by the use of tracing experiments and the monitoring of natural tracers, especially trace elements such as rare earth elements.
There is the possibility of scientific qualification with the goal of a doctorate in a renowned research group as well as the cooperation in interdisciplinary research projects.
You have a very good university degree (M.Sc.) in geosciences, environmental sciences, geoecology or a comparable discipline. Proven skills, enthusiasm and willingness to do hydrogeological field work in the Alps and hydrochemical analysis as well as very good knowledge of the analysis of laboratory and field data are required. A high level of willingness to work in an interdisciplinary manner and very good written and spoken German and English skills round off your profile. A car driver’s license and safe behavior on the road are required.


How to apply

Please send your application including a cover letter, your CV, transcripts, and all certificates/referees in electronic form as one PDF-File to: nadine.goeppert@kit.edu