Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg: PostDoc_2

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Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg: PostDoc 2


The Institut für Geographie of the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is looking for a


within a project in a larger consortium to be funded by the German Ministry of Research (BMBF). The project aims at deriving patterns of supra-glacial melt and grounding line information for northeastern Greenland. The successful candidate will analyse time series of satellite data from various earth observations platforms (optical and SAR). Our group has developed processing chains that enable fast processing of larger data volumes. The candidate is expected to further refine and advance existing routines and to develop new approaches in the framework of the project. Processing of large data amounts is anticipated and hence the developments need to match large data volumes and on multi-core platforms. She/he will be responsible for the data ordering and analysis, administration of product databases and archiving, reporting as well as for the exchange with national and international project partners. The successful candidate will present the results at project workshops, conferences and in peer reviewed journals.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in remote sensing / geoinformatics, geophysics, physical geography or related disciplines
  • fluency in English
  • a demonstrated productive record of publishing in international peer reviewed journals and presenting on international conferences
  • good programming skills (e.g. R, Python and/or Linux shell)
  • creativity and the ability to work in a team
  • experience with SAR remote sensing

Desired qualifications:

  • basic glaciological knowledge
  • experience with SAR interferometry
  • experience with the processing of large data amounts
  • experience with multi-core processing environments

The employment is limited to 36 months depending on the final funding decision and the availability of external project funds. The employment is full time with 100% of the regular working load. Depending on qualification and personal requirements this position is grouped into Entgelt-/Bes.Gr. E13.

The Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is seeking to augment the number of women in research and teaching and hence asks female scientists in particular to apply for this position. Handicapped persons will be preferred in case of equal ability and qualifications. If desired, a member of the equal opportunity office of FAU can participate in the selection process without any disadvantage for the applicant.

Please submit your full applications including CV, certificates, motivation letter, contact details of 2 persons of reference as one single PDF-file to matthias.h.braun@fau.de (reference: GROCE).

Deadline for application: anticipated project start is 01 May 2017, the position is open until filled

Further information: Prof. Dr. Matthias Braun, Institut für Geographie, FAU, phone +49-09131- 85-22015, matthias.h.braun@fau.de, http://www.geographie.uni-erlangen.de


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