Research assistant (m/f/d) / PhD student / PhD position in hazard analyses at the Maximilians-Universitz of Würzburg (JUM)


30. September 2023    


The professorship for Physical Geography and Soil Science at the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg (JMU) offers a position, starting as soon as possible, for a Research assistant (m/f/d) / PhD student/ PhD position in hazard analyses. Northern Bavaria and Lower Franconia is severly affected by drought as well as flood hazards. Thus the EFRE-project “MainPro“ aims to respond to these social challenges with ecosystem-based concepts/approaches and solutions to reduce geohazards and to protect environmental resourcess.

Applicants are expected to develop hazard scenarios, to conduct field work in the study region, and to cooperate closely with project partners from remote sensing, human geography, ecology, and botany. We are seeking a team-oriented member for our research group with a keen interest in current environmental conditions and a willingness to learn various methods, both in the field (e.g., soil analysis, UAS-data collection) and in data analysis. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate holding a M.Sc. degree with expertise in Physical geography. A strong interest and knowledge of terrain analysis, modeling, and/or digital data processing is desirable. The basic requirement is the ability to work independently as well as in an interdisciplinary team. Very good knowledge in the use of geographic information systems (GIS) is required. Furthermore, proficiency in the English language and the ability to write peer-reviewed publications and research reports are required.

Closing date for application is 30th September 2023.

Applicants are invited to submit their application via email including a cover letter, CV, and all necessary certificates to:
Prof. Dr. Birgit Terhorst,