GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam

The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the nationalcentre for geosphere research. As a member of the Helmholtz Association( we are part of the largest German scientific organization.With around 1,300 employees (including our guests) we develop a sound understanding of thesystems and processes of the solid Earth as well as strategies and options for action to faceglobal change and its regional impacts, to understand natural hazards and reduce associatedrisks, and to assess the influence of humans on the Earth’s system.

As a partner in Geo.X (, the GFZ has access to an excellent networkof other geoscience institutions in Potsdam and Berlin. This largest regional concentration ofgeoscientific competence in Europe offers first-class cooperation and developmentopportunities.

For section 4.4 „Hydrology“ (department 4 “Geosystems”), we are looking for a:

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/x) – CAWaGreen Project

We are seeking a postdoctoral research scientist to work in the frame of the CAWa-Greenproject, which is part of the “Green Central Asia” initiative of the Federal Foreign Office ofGermany. The postdoctoral research scientist will focus on the improved quantification ofwater resources in the Central Asian region in terms of Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) andwater storage variations from GRACE and GRACE-FO time-variable gravity data. The expectedoutcomes should support the operational monitoring of available water resources and thepolicy dialog in Central Asia by disseminating project results to regional water organizations.

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