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GIS specialist

The Chair of Environmental Hydrological Systems at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources is looking for a GIS specialist
  • Application deadline: 28.06.2021
  • Publication date: 28.05.2021
  • Start-date: 01.07.2021
  • Part-time position (50 %)
  • Id no.: 00001604


You will work in the project ‘Drought and flood statistics in regulated catchments (DFStaR)’, which is funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG). Hydrological extremes can have particularly severe impacts if droughts and floods happen in areas with high human presence and therefore high damage potential. To reduce the negative impacts of hydrologic extremes, we therefore need estimates of their magnitude and frequency under regulated conditions. These estimates for regulated conditions are expected to differ from those under natural conditions because flow regulations such as reservoir operation, water abstractions, and flow deviations have been shown to both aggravate and alleviate drought and flood severity. This position aims to create a data set on hydrological extremes and human flow-influences in the European Alps by reaching out to regional/national authorities and by processing geospatial data sets in GIS and R.

Applicants should have a BSc degree (or equiv.) in Geography, GIS, geoinformatics, or a closely related field. Experience with GIS and programming (preferably in R or Python) are essential and we encourage applications from enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who have a flair for communicating with regional authorities and potential data providers (by phone and e-mail). Knowledge of English and German, Italian, or French is a prerequisite as the project focuses on Central Europe and the applicant will interact with regional authorities.

We offer an interdisciplinary and international working environment in the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources. The Chair of Environmental Hydrological Systems has strong expertise in water resources and hydrological extremes.

The position is limited to 30.06.2022. The salary will be determined in accordance with TV-L up to E11. 

Please send your application including a cover letter, CV, certificate & transcript of your highest degree earned, and the names and contact details of two to three references.

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.


Please send your application in English including supporting documents mentioned above citing the reference number 00001604, by 28.06.2021 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

University of Freiburg
Chair of Environmental Hydrological Systems
Dr. Manuela Brunner
Friedrichstr. 39
79098 Freiburg
E-Mail (please one single pdf-file):

For further information, please contact Dr. Manuela Brunner on the phone number +49 761 203 3509 or E-Mail