Scientist (f/m/x) Blue-green infrastructure planning

Place of work


Working time

100% (39h/ week)

The job position is available for full-time or part-time employment.

Contract limitations

limited contract / 3 years


Remuneration according to the TVöD public-sector up to pay grade 13 including attractive public-sector social security benefits.


Your contact for any questions you may have about the job:
Dr. Jan Friesen (jan.friesen[at], +49 341 6025-1082)

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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.

Your tasks

  • Development of blue-green infrastructure & water management scenarios
  • Set up block-based water balances across different German municipalities (including rainfall runoff and irrigation modelling)
  • Identify resource limitations for urban greening (space and irrigation water)
  • Visualisation of the resulting scenarios in a web application
  • Project management
  • Acquisition of project funding
  • Publication of scientific results in international peer reviewed journals

We offer

  • The freedom to master even the most demanding challenges between basic research and practical application
  • The chance to work in interdisciplinary, international teams and benefit from a variety of perspectives
  • Firstclass integration into national and international research networks to work together on global challenges
  • Excellent research infrastructure and research data management to optimally support your work
  • Flexible working hours and a wide range of options for balancing work and care responsibilities through our family office
  • Competent support and advice for international colleagues arriving at the UFZ from the 'International Office'
  • Special annual payment, capital-forming benefits and subsidised Germany Job Ticket
  • A workplace in a vibrant region with a high life quality and social and cultural diversity

Your profile

  • Experience (MSc or PhD) in the field of engineering, landscape architecture/ urban planning, computer science, natural & environmental sciences, or a related field
  • Proficiency in programming (preferably Python)
  • Experience in large data management
  • Experience in web application (mapping) development is a plus
  • Knowledge of storm water modelling (e.g. SWMM) is a plus
  • A foundational grasp of urban water management and irrigation principles and modelling will be a plus

Apply now

Application deadline: 30.06.2024