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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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