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Technische Universität Berlin - Faculty III - Institute of Environmental Technology / Water Quality Engineering

Technische Universität Berlin offers an open position:

Research Assistant - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen - 1st qualification period (PhD candidate)

Part-time employment may be possible

Working field:

Research and teaching assistant at the chair of Water Quality Engineering (Wasserreinhaltung) at TU Berlin. Our research group works in the area of surface water quality with a focus on microbial ecology; works at the interface/combination of biology and mechanistic modeling; is diverse (see website "About us"), consisting of German (6) and international (1), male (4) and female (3), and PI (1), post-doc (2) and PhD (4) researchers. We are part of a dynamic research environment with collaborations in Berlin and worldwide. We meet weekly as a group and individually. Working options are flexible, i.e. in the office or partly home office. The presentation of research results at national and international conferences is supported. More information about the TU as an employer, e.g. continuing education, sports and soft skills courses, is available on the TU Berlin website.


  • Research in the field of water quality engineering with a focus on surface water quality, incl. cyanobacteria and their toxins in Berlin’s lakes and microbial ecology and biogeochemistry
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Measurements of water quality in lakes, laboratory experiments
  • Teaching in Master and Bachelor-level courses in Environmental Science and Engineering: Oberflächenwasserqualität: Schutz und Sanierung, Surfacewater Quality Modeling, Agent-Based Modeling (exercises and lab/field sessions), and others


  • Successfully completed university degree (master, diploma or equivalent) in Environmental Science or Engineering or in a related discipline with focus on water quality
  • Good knowledge of mathematics (incl. differential equations, numerical methods)
  • Experience in computer programming
  • Experience in analytical methods for water quality
  • Experience in preparing scientific contributions and teaching material
  • The ability to teach in German and/or in English is required; willingness to acquire the respective missing language skills

How to apply:

Please send your written application with the reference number and the usual documents by email to Prof. Dr. Ferdi Hellweger (

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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 - Die Präsidentin - Fakultät III, Institut für Technischen Umweltschutz, Prof. Dr. Hellweger, Sekr. KF 4, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin