PhD researcher - 75%

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The Geothermal Science and Technology group (Prof. Dr. Ingo Sass) 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 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