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The following position is available as part of the DFG-funded project "Fingering flow in the subterranean estuary - A multiplier for the iron curtain and reactive transport processes?" at Faculty V, Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences, Research Group Hydrogeology and Landscape Hydrology:

PhD-student (m/f/d)
(pay grade E 13 TV-L, 75%)

The working group Hydrogeology and Landscape Hydrology investigates hydraulic and hydrochemical processes in the aquatic environment, in particular the interaction between surface water and groundwater, coastal hydrogeology, the role of water in ecosystems as well as the behaviour of pollutants in groundwater.

The project focuses on the subterranean land-sea interface and submarine groundwater discharge, significantly contributing to the nutrient, carbon and metal fluxes from coastal aquifers to the sea. At this interface, groundwater flow may become instable, leading to the formation of saltwater fingers sinking into the discharging freshwater. The project combines physical laboratory experiments with numerical modelling to study these flow patterns and their influence on biogeochemical processes in sandy beach sediments.

We are looking for a candidate with a university degree (Master or Diplom) in earth or environmental sciences, water engineering, environmental modelling or an equivalent education with hydrological/hydrogeological components. The ideal candidate will have experience in numerical variable density flow modeling and a keen interest in coastal hydrogeology.

The University of Oldenburg strives to increase the percentage of female employees in the field of science and encourages applications from female candidates who will be preferred when equally qualified according to § 21 Abs. 3 NHG. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.

Applications with CV and certificates can be submitted (preferably as a joint pdf-file) until the 15.10.2019 to Prof. Dr. Gudrun Massmann, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, D-26111 Oldenburg. For further inquiries please contact Ms. Massmann at gud72brun.massma+qgnn@uniixdh-olmjbvdenburg.deiii.


Chrijdcx2stina Oebswa4zld07on (chrludcistiovna.oswalp5d@uol.d+a9be) (Stand: 15.10.2019)