Postdoctoral Researcher on Decision Support for Flood Risk Reduction

Postdoctoral Researcher on Decision Support for Flood Risk Reduction

Published Deadline Location
13 Mar 5 Apr Enschede

Job description

You will work in a team at the Centre for Disaster Resilience (CDR) of the ITC Faculty on the societal challenge of engaging multiple stakeholders in effective flood-risk mitigation decisions. The goal of the project is to co-design, test, and implement a user-friendly interactive decision support tool for collaboratively defining flood-risk reduction interventions in a multi-stakeholder setting. The project will make use of facilities and tools of the Design and Interactive Space for Co-creating (DISC) at ITC.

You will conduct a literature review on flood hazard-related collaborative decision-making and stakeholder analysis for two international case studies. You will then develop and implement a co-design process to elicit features and functions of the collaborative flood risk decision support tool, and develop the decision support tool in an open-source software environment (a basic version of the tool, OGITO, has been developed in earlier projects).

You present and publish results and findings from the project in suitable peer-reviewed journals and at international conferences, support the development of EU, NWO, JPI, or Belmont Forum proposals in the field of disaster risk management and support the development of educational materials on flood risk reduction and collaborative decision making.


University of Twente (UT)


  • A PhD degree in Geography, Environmental Sciences, Urban Studies, Spatial Planning, Geographic Information Science, or related interdisciplinary studies. Candidates who are nearly finished will be considered as well; in the latter, a statement of the supervisor (or co-supervisor) on the date of PhD manuscript submission is required
  • A strong interest in disaster risk reduction, flood mitigation and collaborative spatial planning and decision making
  • A proven interest in/affinity with inter- and transdisciplinary work
  • Experience in applying flood hazard modelling and simulation tools
  • Proven skills in web software development, preferably with Angular or similar frameworks
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills
  • Experience and interest in working in an international environment
  • An entrepreneurial affinity
  • A proactive and team-oriented work ethic
  • Good communication and collaboration skills

Conditions of employment

  • An inspiring and challenging international environment
  • Fulltime position for 2 years
  • Gross monthly salary between € 3,974.- and € 5,439.- (depending on experience and qualifications, job profile Researcher level 3)
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%
  • Excellent support for research and facilities for professional and personal development.
  • A solid pension scheme
  • A total of 41 holiday days in case of fulltime employment
  • Professional and personal improvement programmes


The Centre for Disaster Resilience (CDR), within the Faculty for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), focuses on a synergetic and common effort to increase the well-being and the global sustainable growth by significantly decreasing disaster risk. For more information about the CDR, ITC and UT please see the following links: CDR and ITC.

The CDR is committed to providing a working environment where everyone is valued, respected and supported to progress. Our priority is to ensure that no-one is disadvantaged based on their ethnicity, gender, culture, disability, LGBTIQA+ identities, family and caring responsibilities, age, or religion. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares the CDR's values to apply.

Additional information

Additional information about this position can be obtained from Dr. J. Flacke (

Please submit your application before 6 April 2023 (choose "apply now" below). Your application should include:
  • a motivation letter, motivating your application, your research interests, and describing your specific qualifications
  • a CV with information of two academic references
The University of Twente wants to be an organization that optimally deploys diversity, talents and capabilities in the labor market for now and the future. In the framework of our diversity and inclusiveness policy, we strongly stimulate people with a (work) disability to apply for this position.


  • Postdoc
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1127


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Make sure to apply no later than 5 Apr 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).