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The Systemic Risk and Resilience (SYRR) Research Group within the IIASA Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) Program is offering a position for a climate risk and resilience analyst with interdisciplinary expertise in climate adaptation, resilience and participatory approaches to inform and engage with stakeholders across different scales.

The successful applicant will join a transdisciplinary team to work on the EU funded PEERS project (Co-developing Pathways Towards Climate Resilience Regions in Europe). PEERS seeks to take a systems innovation and capability-driven approach in increasing climate resilience of at least 100 European regions and communities, closing the adaptation gap, and triggering a wave of political commitment and of adaptation innovations that meet climate emergency.

Application closing date: 16th December 2022

Please find the full job offer here.

The Section Hydrology at the GFZ searches for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work in the BMBF funded project “AVOSS - Impact-based forecasting of heavy rain and flash floods at different scales: potentials, uncertainties and limitations”.

We seek a postdoctoral research scientist with expertise in flood risk research, statistics, damage modelling and programming. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to work on flood damage data analyses and modelling with a focus on establishing an automatic modelling process. 

The successful candidate should have the interest and ability to participate in collaborative and interdisciplinary research activities and discussions in the field of flood damage and risk modelling. The candidate is also expected to closely collaborate with external partners, and present, publish and communicate research results at scientific meetings and in scholarly journals.

Your responsibilities:

  • Analyse flood damage data with machine learning and Bayesian approach
  • Develop and apply flood damage models for impact forecasting of flood
  • Establish (semi-)automatic modelling processes
  • Collaborate closely with project partners in an interdisciplinary context
  • Present, publish and communicate research results at scientific meetings and in scholarly journals

Your qualifications:

  • Master's degree and PhD in Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Geoinformatics or related fields
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge in flood risk research and application of statistical models
  • Advanced programming skills (Python, R, …)
  • Expertise in machine learning, Bayesian statistics is beneficial
  • Capacity for interdisciplinary teamwork and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to communicate in English fluently (German language command is helpful but not mandatory)


What we offer:

  • Ambitious and varied tasks in a dynamic and international research environment
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Public service benefits
  • Extensive training opportunities
  • Professional career advice offered by our in-house Career-Centre
  • Flexible working hours and conditions
  • Support with finding a good work-life balance offered by benefit@work
  • Institute day-care centre on site
  • Working at the Albert Einstein science park on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam
  • Work place within walking distance of Potsdam main train station, or just a short ride on the shuttle bus

Kindly apply by submitting your application until 27.11.2022.


More information can be found here