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Geoscientist (f/m/d)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is our goal to make significant contributions to mastering the global challenges of mankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9300 employees of KIT cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in research, academic education, and innovation.

Organizational unit

Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (INE)

Job description

As part of your job, you will deal with the evaluation of geological, petrophysical, hydraulic and hydrochemical data from boreholes in the Upper Rhine Graben. You develop high-temperature reservoir models (geological models, reservoir models, THC-coupled models) and make predictions on the development of reservoir properties over the operating time of the reservoir. Furthermore, you will work on the integration of the high-temperature reservoir into an energy system of the future, taking climatic changes into account, and you will participate in the creation of a roadmap and in the publication of the data and results.

Starting date


Personal qualification

You have a completed scientific degree (Master / Diploma (Uni)) in the field of applied geosciences and a completed PhD. Experience in hydrochemistry, in the evaluation of geochemical and geological data and in modelling is required. Furthermore, you have a very good command of written and spoken English.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

Limited up to one year.

Application up to

Jan., 29 2021

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Schill, phone 0721 608-24360.

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.

Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 587/2020.

Personnel Support is provided by

Ms Meinel
Telefon: +49 721 608-25029,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany