The Geothermal Science and Technology group (Prof. Dr. Ingo Sass) at Technische Universität Darmstadt invites applications for the position of a

PhD researcher – 75%

starting as soon as possible. The vacancy is part of the INTERREG North-West Europe project "Roll-out of Deep Geothermal Energy in NWE" and is funded for a period of three years.

Your Duties:

  • Participation in the EU project Deep Geothermal Energy Rollout
  • 3D geological-geothermal modeling of the Northern Upper Rhine Graben
  • Method development and nomenclature comparison for harmonization of transnational geothermal potential maps of target horizons with INTERREG partners
  • Co-development of an advanced exploration toolbox and a decision support systems for project developers and investors
  • Presentation of results as a 3D model in maps and reports
  • Publication of research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals

Skills and qualifications:

  • University degree (Dipl. Univ./Master) in Geosciences or related fields
  • Good knowledge of the underground structure of the Upper Rhine Graben
  • Good skills in 3D geological modelling (e.g. Move, GOCAD-SKUA, Petrel) and geoinformation systems
  • Good general knowledge of geothermal energy systems
  • Skills in interdisciplinary, on-time, goal- and team-oriented work
  • High proficiency in German and English
  • Willingness to travel within Europe and driving license Category B

Further desirable skills and qualifications:

  • Knowledge in exploration geophysics
  • Extended knowledge of the description of reservoir systems by hydrogeological and geothermal characteristics
  • Experience in working in international projects

We are offering a professional research environment as well as support in the presentation and publication of achieved research results on national and international conferences as well as in professional journals. In addition, our very good professional network offers the opportunity to co-operate with leading international research institutions. Modern computer and laboratory equipment is available.

Opportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given. The fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt).

Please send your application including a letter of motivation, a CV and relevant certificates (all in one single pdf file) to Mrs. Simone Roß-Krichbaum, Sekretariat Angewandte Geothermie (ross-krichbaum@geo.tu-darmstadt.de) referring to DGE-Rollout. Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Kristian Bär (baer@geo.tudarmstadt.de, +49 6151 16 22295) or Dr. Daniel Schulte (schulte@geo.tu-darmstadt.de) if you have any further questions.

Code No. 215

Published on

June 17, 2019

Application deadline

August 15, 2019