Summer jobs in remote sensing

The research groups Microwave Remote Sensing (MRS) and Climate and Environmental Remote Sensing (CLIMERS) of the research area Remote Sensing, Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation (GEO) are looking for one student each, to work full time (40 hr/w) for 4-8 weeks during the summer holidays (July – September).

The MRS group engages in basic remote sensing research and develops methods for processing remote sensing data in order to generate value-added products such as soil moisture, vegetation optical depth, wetland maps, drought-warning indicators, and others. Furthermore, the group develops novel applications by collaborating with scientists from many other fields such as hydrology, climate change, meteorology, or agronomy.

The CLIMERS group engages in basic research and applications around Climate and the Environment by means of remote sensing and geophysical modelling. Research topics include the investigation of relationships between global warming and water availability, the understanding of controls on vegetation productivity, the modelling of ecosystem dynamics, investigations of relationships between climate change and water-ecosystem interactions, and many others.

You will support one of the teams with various programming tasks in specific research projects dealing with the above described topics, which will be defined upon start of the contract based on your qualifications and interests.

Strong programming skills (preferably in Python) and the capability to work efficiently and independently are required. A good mathematical background and knowledge about Git is of advantage.

The salary for this position is based on the Austrian regulations for university staff. The monthly minimum salary will be € 1956.00 (based on full-time employment).

The application should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Availability (preferred duration of contract (4 – max. 8 weeks) in July, August, and/or September)
  • Preferred research group (MRS or CLIMERS)

If you are interested, please send your application to rs-sek (at) until May 15th, 2017.


A PDF version of this vacancy is linked below.

Category: Remote Sensing, Open Positions, CLIMERS