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The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) with its 1,100 employees has gained an excellent reputation as an international competence centre for environmental sciences. We are part of the largest scientific organisation in Germany, the Helmholtz association. Our mission: Our research seeks to find a balance between social development and the long-term protection of our natural resources.

The job

At the Department of Hydrogeology at UFZ we seek a motivated PhD-candidate with strong skills in the numerical simulation of channel flows (CFD) and coupled groundwater-surface water systems to join a DFG-funded collaborative research center (CRC1357) on Microplastics. The research focuses on the simulation of transport and fate of microplastic (MP) in fluvial systems. The application should include a detailed CV (including names and addresses of two potential referees), a letter of motivation, copies of certificates, if applicable, pdf-copies of relevant published work.

Your tasks
  • Simulation of MP transport in open channel flows and in the hyporheic zone using CFD models
  • Calibration of CFD models to flume experiments
  • Support flume experiments conducted by another PhD student.
  • Simulation of MP transport and fate in river corridors (channel and riparian zone)
  • Evaluation of transport mechanisms for MP in fluvial systems
  • Preparation of scientific papers on the transport and fate of MP in fluvial systems
  • We offer
  • Excellent technical facilities which are without parallel
  • The freedom you need to bridge the difficult gap between basic research and close to being ready for application
  • Work in inter-disciplinary, multinational teams
  • Excellent links with national and international research networks
  • Excellent support and optimal subject-specific and general training with our HIGRADE graduate school
  • Remuneration in accordance with the TVöD public-sector pay grade 13
  • Your profile

    The potential candidate should have a Master's degree in hydrology, hydraulics, civil or environmental engineering, geo- or environmental sciences (with a focus on water) and a strong background in numerical modeling (CFD, hydraulic models).

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