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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty VI - Insti­tute of Geodesy and Geo Inform­a­tion Sci­ences / GNSS Remote Sens­ing, Nav­ig­a­tion and Pos­i­tion­ing

Rese­arch Assist­ant - salary grade E13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len

under the reserve that funds are gran­ted - part-time employ­ment may be pos­sible

The Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin (TUB) is coordin­at­ing the research pro­ject AMUSE (Advanced MUlti-GNSS Array for Mon­it­or­ing Severe Weather Events), fun­ded by the Ger­man Research Found­a­tion (DFG). AMUSE is aim­ing at improv­ing the fore­cast of strong pre­cip­it­a­tion events in Ger­many in cooper­a­tion with the Ger­man Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ and the Ger­man Weather Ser­vice (Deutscher Wet­terdienst, DWD). Data of a regional GNSS (Global Nav­ig­a­tion Satel­lite Sys­tem) net­work, con­sist­ing of more than 300 sta­tions will be ana­lysed for this pur­pose and atmo­spheric data products as atmo­spheric propaga­tion delays or ver­tic­ally integ­rated water vapour are provided for appro­pri­ate weather situ­ations to the DWD for spe­cific impact stud­ies.
GFZ and TUB have long-term exper­i­ence with the pro­cessing of GNSS data for atmo­sphere sound­ing and oper­a­tional pro­vi­sion for assim­il­a­tion to numer­ical weather fore­casts. AMUSE is focused on the recent chal­lenges in this field: deriv­a­tion and applic­a­tion of GNSS based atmo­spheric gradi­ents and slant propaga­tion delays to the satel­lites of all exist­ing Global Nav­ig­a­tion Satel­lite Sys­tems (Multi-GNSS) under con­sid­er­a­tion of Real-Time aspects. The pro­ject work is executed in cooper­a­tion with the GFZ Sec­tion 1.1 „Space Geo­detic Tech­niques“ and the Ger­man Weather Ser­vice (DWD).
We look for a motiv­ated and tal­en­ted sci­ent­ist for this chal­len­ging GNSS research. It was ori­gin­ally designed as PostDoc pro­ject. However with appro­pri­ate exper­i­ence of the can­did­ate in GNSS data ana­lysis the excep­ted innov­at­ive pro­ject res­ults can also be util­ized as base for a PhD thesis in the field of GNSS and/or met­eor­o­lo­gical research.

Work­ing field:

  • Pro­cessing GNSS data of a regional GNSS net­work in Ger­many, con­sist­ing of about 300 sta­tions
  • Oper­a­tional hand­ling of the GNSS pro­cessing soft­ware EPOS.P8 and peri­phery
  • Imple­ment­a­tion and applic­a­tion of improved meth­ods for the deriv­a­tion of atmo­spheric para­met­ers, as propaga­tion delays in zenith or in dir­ec­tion to the indi­vidual GNSS satel­lites (slants)
  • Val­id­a­tion of the GNSS res­ults with numer­ical weather mod­els and water vapor radiomet­ers
  • Cooper­a­tion with the Ger­man Weather ser­vice for the assim­il­a­tion stud­ies
  • Present­a­tion of the res­ults in pro­ject meet­ings, con­fer­ences and sci­entific journ­als.
  • PhD thesis pre­par­a­tion is pos­sible

Require­ments:

  • Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in geodesy or related (e.g. Math­em­at­ics, Geoin­form­at­ics etc)
  • Expert­ise in GNSS data ana­lysis and satel­lite geodesy
  • Interest and if pos­sible exper­i­ence in GNSS met­eor­o­logy
  • Expert­ise in data pro­cessing under LINUX and in FOR­TRAN
  • Abil­ity for inde­pend­ent work­ing
  • Abil­ity for and will­ing­ness to work in a mul­tidiscip­lin­ary team and to com­mu­nic­ate with external part­ners
  • Good com­mand of Eng­lish

How to ap­ply:

Please send your writ­ten applic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the usual doc­u­ments (in par­tic­u­lar cur­riculum vitae, uni­versity cer­ti­fic­ates and tran­scripts, list of pub­lic­a­tions and even­tu­ally up to three ref­er­ences) to Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent - Fak­ultät VI, Insti­tut für Geodäsie und Geoin­form­a­tion­s­tech­nik, FG GNSS-Fern­erkundung, Nav­ig­a­tion und Pos­i­tionier­ung, Prof. Dr. Wick­ert, Sekr. H12, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Ber­lin or by e-mail to rosemarie.kunkel@tu-berlin.de.

To ensure equal oppor­tun­it­ies between women and men, applic­a­tions by women with the required qual­i­fic­a­tions are expli­citly desired. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favored. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diversity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies.

Please send cop­ies only. Ori­ginal doc­u­ments will not be returned.