Rese­arch Assist­ant in Engineering Geology

Technical University of Berlin


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fak­ultät VI - Insti­tut für Ange­wandte Geowis­senschaften / FG Ingenie­ur­geo­lo­gie

Rese­arch Assist­ant - salary grade E13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len

under the reserve that funds are gran­ted; part-time employ­ment may be pos­sible

Work­ing field:

  • Work within the research pro­ject "EnEff: HCBC" : Use of the urban sub­sur­face as a geo­thermal under­ground thermal stor­age, ener­getic dis­trict solu­tion for the uni­versity cam­pus Ber­lin-Char­lot­ten­burg
  • Geo­thermal mod­el­ling, devel­op­ment of a sub­sur­face model, explor­a­tion of poten­tial sites for a geo­thermal stor­age in soil
  • Exper­i­ence with geo­thermal mod­el­ling soft­ware like Feflow, MOOSE or Com­sol
  • Invest­ig­a­tion of tech­nical solu­tions for geo­thermal energy stor­ages in urban dis­tricts
  • Invest­ig­a­tions on integ­ra­tion of geo­thermal stor­ages in multi-level dis­trict heat­ing net­works
  • Work­ing on ques­tions at the inter­face between hydro­chem­ical inter­ac­tions and micro­bi­o­logy
  • Inter­dis­cip­lin­ary pro­ject coordin­a­tion and cooper­a­tion with pro­ject part­ners
  • Sci­entific super­vi­sion of prac­tical imple­ment­a­tion Tests
  • Field work
  • Plan­ning and main­ten­ance of mon­it­or­ing sys­tems, inter alia, with LOR­AWAN
  • Pub­lic­a­tion of research find­ings in sci­entific journ­als
  • Ment­or­ing of stu­dent work­ers and stu­dent theses


  • Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in Geo­tech­no­logy, Engin­eer­ing Geo­logy, Hydro­geo­logy, Geo­therm­ics, Geoe­co­logy or equi­val­ent.
  • Advanced know­ledge of shal­low, urban geo­thermal sys­tems are required.
  • Expert­ise in numeric sim­u­la­tion of shal­low geo­thermal energy sys­tems: Heat trans­port and ground­wa­ter flow sim­u­la­tion is essen­tial.
  • Expert know­ledge in ana­lysis and inter­pret­a­tion of geo­lo­gical, struc­tural geo­lo­gical and hydro­geo­lo­gical explor­a­tion data, prefer­ably for the Ber­lin area.
  • Com­pet­ent use of GIS applic­a­tions and data bases is expec­ted.
  • Neces­sary is know­ledge of reg­u­lat­ory require­ments for geo­thermal use, espe­cially in Ber­lin is desir­able.
  • Exper­i­ence in cooper­a­tion with respons­ible author­it­ies and com­pan­ies is desir­able.
  • Proven exper­i­ence in pub­lic­a­tion of reviewed sci­entific papers and present­a­tion is desir­able and an import­ant decision cri­terion.
  • Com­mand of the Ger­man and Eng­lish lan­guage spoken and in writ­ing is required.
  • Abil­ity to per­form field work is essen­tial, f.e. to take ground­wa­ter samples.
fur­ther inform­a­tion:

How to ap­ply:

Please send your applic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the usual doc­u­ments (CV, uni­versity cer­ti­fic­ates, pub­lic­a­tion list and ref­er­ences) only by email (single pdf file, max. 5 MB) to Prof. Dr. Tomas Fernan­dez-Stee­ger (

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To ensure equal oppor­tun­it­ies between women and men, applic­a­tions by women with the required qual­i­fic­a­tions are expli­citly desired. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favored. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diversity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies.

Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent - Fak­ultät VI, Insti­tut für Ange­wandte Geowis­senschaften, FG Ingenie­ur­geo­lo­gie, Prof. Dr. Tomas Fernan­dez-Stee­ger, Sekr. BH-N 3-1, Ernst-Reu­ter-Platz 1, 10587 Ber­lin.
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Num. of em­ploy­ees:
ca. 8300
  • Charlottenburg, Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • gradu­ate pos­i­tion
  • research assist­ant
Cat­egory (TU Ber­lin):
  • Research assist­ant without teach­ing oblig­a­tion
until 31.12.2023
full-time; part-time employment may be possible
Start­ing date (earli­est):
At the earli­est poss­ible
Salary grade E13
  • research
Field of stud­ies:
geotechnology, engineering geology, hydrogeology, geothermics, geoecology,
  • geos­ci­ences
Level of edu­c­a­tion:
Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent
Lan­guage skills:
  • German (excellent knowledge of language)
  • English (excellent knowledge of language)

Make an Ap­plic­a­tion

Clos­ing date:
Re­ference num­ber:
By mail:
Technische Universität Berlin
- Der Präsident -
Fakul­tät VI, Insti­tut für Ange­wandte Geo­wis­sen­schaf­ten, FG Inge­nieur­geo­lo­gie, Prof. Dr. Tomas Fer­nan­dez-Stee­ger, Sekr. BH-N 3-1, Ernst-Reu­ter-Platz 1, 10587 Ber­lin
By e-mail:
Applic­a­tion papers:
university certificates, publication list and references

In your application, please refer to