University assistant (postdoc) in microwave remote sensing and climate

The research group Climate and Environmental Remote Sensing of the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation of TU Wien is seeking a motivated

University assistant (postdoc) in microwave remote sensing and climate (f/m)

The Climate and Environmental Remote Sensing group ( develops long-term remote sensing datasets of soil moisture and vegetation and uses them to address urgent climatological and environmental issues. We work closely together with the Microwave Remote Sensing group (, one of the world leading groups in the retrieval of soil moisture and land surface characteristics from active microwave remote sensing. Together we employ about 40 staff members currently working on approximately 15 projects supported by various national, European and international programs, grants and funding sources.

To support our research, we are looking for a postdoctoral project assistant with a strong technological interest to develop remote sensing based approaches for quantifying the impact of climate and humans on terrestrial ecosystems. The selected candidate will develop and use novel global (microwave) remote sensing products of soil moisture and vegetation for climate research. Apart from doing research, the candidate will support our team in the application and coordination of projects funded by third parties (e.g. ESA, EU) and support our teaching activities.

Required skills

  • Doctoral degree (PhD) in geodesy, environmental sciences, physics, climate sciences, information sciences, physics, physical geography, geoinformation, meteorology, or similar
  • Experience in (microwave) remote sensing
  • Profound programming skills (e.g. Python, R, Matlab, C++)
  • Experience in academic teaching
  • Proven track record in international peer-reviewed journals


  • Experience in machine learning
  • Experience in (eco-)hydrological modelling
  • Experience in model-data integration
  • Strong statistical background
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English
  • Experience in the application and coordination of projects funded by third parties (e.g. ESA, EU)

We offer

  • The opportunity to work in an innovative, motivated and successful team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Workplace close to the city center of Vienna
  • A stimulating and friendly working environment at the department
  • Envisaged start date of the position is September 1, 2019 and is limited to 3 years. The position will be in an extent of 40 hours per week.
  • The salary for this position is based on the Austrian regulations for university staff. The monthly minimum gross salary is € 3.803,90 for a 40h/week employment and is paid 14 times per year.

If this job opportunity fits your ambition we are looking forward to receiving your application (cover letter, CV, relevant references and possible publications) in English and as one single PDF file via e-mail to Ms. Barbara Triebl-Kraus at Notice, that applications can only be submitted between 27 June and 18 July 2019. Applications submitted outside this time frame will not be considered. TU Wien will not refund any cost occurring in the course of an applica-tion.

For further information, please contact Prof. Wouter Dorigo at

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 June 14, 2019

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