Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Ecohydrologist, Berlin, Germany

Postdoc in Germany

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Ecohydrologist: The Department of Ecohydrology & Biogeochemistry at the Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin, under the leadership of Prof. Doerthe Tetzlaff, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for a collaborative project with Professor Hjalmar Laudon’s group at SLU Umea, Sweden. The successful candidate will be involved in quantifying spatial and temporal dynamics of ecohydrological fluxes and storage in diverse landscapes using integrated tracer approaches. This position aims to assess landscape resilience to climatic changes and land management practices.

Designation: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Area: Ecohydrology

Location: Berlin, Germany (with the possibility of extension in Umea, Sweden)


  • PhD or equivalent in hydrology, geoecology, or related environmental sciences/engineering field (or nearing completion)
  • Proficiency in programming and numerical skills
  • Experience in developing and applying numerical models across different scales and environmental contexts
  • Strong publication record in leading international journals
  • Proficient in English (both oral and written)
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

Job Description:

  • Conduct integrated analysis of stable water isotopes and other tracers
  • Apply a tracer-aided modeling framework to assess water storage dynamics and ecohydrological fluxes
  • Evaluate the impacts of land management and climatic changes on landscape ecohydrology

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their application, including a cover letter, CV, and at least 2 reference letters or contact details for 2 referees, by June 14th, 2024. Please state the job reference number 20/2024 and apply exclusively via the recruitment platform at IGB’s website. For inquiries, contact Prof. Dörthe Tetzlaff via email at

Last Date for Apply: June 14th, 2024

About IGB: IGB is dedicated to freshwater research and is one of Germany’s largest centers for this field. With a multidisciplinary approach, we investigate various aspects of freshwater ecosystems, their biota, and societal relevance. Our diverse team, comprising over 350 employees and guests from across the globe, conducts research at multiple locations in Berlin and Lake Stechlin. As a member of the German Leibniz Association and the Forschungsverbund Berlin e. V., IGB promotes collaboration and innovation in freshwater science. Visit IGB’s website for more information.



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