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Technische Universität Dresden - Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department Geosciences, Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Junior Professorship in Environmental Remote Sensing

TUD Dresden University of Technology, as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. It develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

Research Associate / PhD Student / Postdoc (m/f/x)

At the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department Geosciences, Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, the Junior Professorship in Environmental Remote Sensing offers a position as Research Associate / PhD Student / Postdoc (m/f/x)
(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L) starting April 1.2024 and limited for 36 months. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The position comprises 50% of the fulltime weekly hours The position aims at obtaining further academic qualification (usually PhD / habilitation thesis). There is the option to raise the working time with third-party funding.

Working field:

teaching activities, including independent teaching of lectures, exercises or seminars in the Faculty's Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes. Scientific research on radar remote sensing for the retrieval and mapping of land surface properties such as vegetation moisture and fuel loads and their application for forest fire risk assessment. Activities include the acquisition, processing and analysis of remote sensing data; the maintenance and data analysis of measuring stations; the implementation, training, evaluation and analysis of machine learning methods or physical radiative transfer models; and the writing of scientific publications and presentation of results to stakeholders in administration, nature conservation and disaster management as well as at international conferences and workshops.


university degree and if applicable PhD with a focus on remote sensing and environmental sciences; expert knowledge in analyzing remote sensing or climate data in Python and/or R as well as practical experience in machine learning and radiative transfer models; knowledge of Linux/Unix and HPC systems; willingness to work in the field; drivers license class B; interest in questions of global environmental change, especially in the research topics of the junior professorship; strong teamwork and communication skills; goal-oriented working style; business fluent in written and oral English.

What we offer:

An interesting job in an interdisciplinary, dynamic and social research group with numerous German, European and worldwide partners.

How to apply:

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment.
Please submit your detailed application (personal research abstract, CV , certificates, most important publications, two reference contacts) by February 27, 2024 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service or the time stamp on the email server of TUD applies), preferably via the TUD SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf file to or to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Umweltwissenschaften, Fachrichtung Geowissenschaften, Institut für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung, Juniorprofessur für Umweltfernerkundung, Herrn Jun.-Prof. Dr. Matthias Forkel, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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