PhD Student Position in Hydrobiochemical and Hydrological Modelling (m/f) Code digit 110/2011 within a multidisciplinary research collaboration between the UFZ and the Technical University of Vienna (Austria). The basic objective of the research project is to investigate how changing climatic parameters impact water related flow and transport processes involving sediments, nutrients and microbes in small catchments. The investigation will be based on a comparative assessment of two hydrologic open air laboratories (HOAL), one situated near the Harz Mountains, Germany, and the other one located near Vienna, Austria. Focus will be put on the nitrogen cycling since nitrogen compounds such as nitrate are one of the top listed threats to drinking water resources worldwide.
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who holds a Master or an equivalent University degree in environmental or geosciences. Experience in hydrochemistry and hydrology/hydrogeology is required. Knowledge in stable isotope, microbiological, and modelling tools is a plus. Candidates are expected to be fluent in English. German language will be appreciated. Good communication skills and team spirit are required