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Philipps University Marburg: Postdoc on environmental and ecological modelling

The Philipps University, founded in 1527, offers multiple award-winning teaching for around 22,000 students and tackles the important issues of our time with excellent research across a broad spectrum of science.

The Department of Geography, research group on “Environmental Informatics”, Prof. Dr. Dirk Zeuss is currently accepting applications for a

Postdoc on environmental and ecological modelling

The position is offered for a period of 4 years. The starting date is 01 February 2023. The position is fulltime with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13, 100 %).
You will be based in the lab of Environmental Informatics, where we explore spatial sensing of social-ecological systems through networked sensing, remote sensing, and AI. We support the sharing of our knowledge through open source code and open data. Our team comprises of 14 employees (https://uni-marburg.de/kJLc3).
We are looking for a scientist who will be a proactive contributor to our team’s development, enhance the Department of Physical Geography’s research focus, and actively participates in the Department of Geography and wider university’s research networks and initiatives, especially those at the interface of remote sensing, biodiversity, nature conservation, and informatics.


  • modelling and analyses of environmental and biodiversity information using field and remote sensing data
  • developing your own research focus within the remit of our working group’s vision
  • administration related to being a joint leader of our working group
  • scientific services in research and teaching

The position is limited to the period which is adequate to the duration of the qualification period. The qualification goal is a habilitation or an equivalent qualification required for a professorship. Within the scope of the assigned duties it will offer the possibility of independent scientific research for further qualification. The limitation complies to § 2, 1 S 1 WissZeitVG.


  • MSc-degree (or equivalent) and a doctorate with a solid track record of research within our lab’s research themes
  • willingness for own scientific qualification as well as to acquire and carry out third-party funded projects
  • extensive knowledge and experience in the programming language R
  • competent dealing with spatial data and spatial modelling
  • experiences with machine and/or deep learning
  • efficient self- and group management and an effective, goal-oriented working style

Contact for more Information

Prof. Dr. Dirk Zeuss

+49 6421-28 25962


We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. As a certified family-friendly university, we support our employees in balancing family and career. Applicants with a disability as discribed in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications.

Please apply using the button on the website below by December 11th, 2022.


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