Job – PostDoc research associate, geothermal, TU Munich

Job – PostDoc research associate, geothermal, TU Munich View over Munich, Germany (source: Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern/ Enerchange)
Alexander Richter 12 Jun 2021

TU Munich's opportunity for a post-doc research associate position in the context of production and drilling risks related to deep geothermal exploration in the North Alpine Foreland.

The Professorship of Geothermal Technologies at Technical University of Munich ( invites applications for a Post-Doctoral position beginning as soon as possible.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate (m/f/d) in Geomechanical Forward Modelling of Onshore Fold-Thrust-Belt-Foreland Basin Systems

The position is limited to a fixed term of 3 years.


The successful candidate is expected to numerically investigate the evolution of pore pressure and stress of on-shore fold-thrust-belt-foreland basin systems. In particular, in the context of production and drilling risks related to deep geothermal exploration in the North Alpine Foreland Basin in SE Germany (also known as Bavarian Foreland Molasse Basin), which is amongst Europe’s most actively explored regions for deep geothermal (hydrothermal) energy production.

Candidates should have, or be close to completing a PhD in reservoir geomechanics, geodynamics or structural geology. We are looking for a highly motivated, independently working candidate with a strong computational background including experience in numerical geomechanical/geodynamic forward modelling and, as a plus, structural balancing/restoration. Applicants should have excellent communication skills and a track record of publishing in international peer-reviewed journals. Participation in teaching and supervision of students is not required, but possible.

Our Offer

We offer a full-time position with payment being based on the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service of the Länder (TV-L E13). Working place is Munich, Germany. TUM strives to raise the proportion of women in its work-force and explicitly encourages applications from qualified women. Applications from disabled persons with es-sentially the same qualifications will be given preference.

Your Application

If you are interested in working in our team, please email your application (Subject: “GFM-TUM.GTT-2021”) together with a strong CV and supporting documentation to Prof. Michael Drews, Professorship of Geothermal Technologies, Faculty of Civil Geo and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 Munich, Germany no later than 09 July 2021, email address:

For any questions you may have, do not hesitate to contact Michael Drews.

Source: Technical University of Munich