PhD position in remote sensing of sea ice at DLR (German Aerospace Center), Bremen, Germany

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PhD position in remote sensing of sea ice at DLR (German Aerospace Center), Bremen, Germany

Gunnar Spreen-2
PhD Candidate Part Time (0,5 TVöD 13)

In the framework of a DFG research project, the Remote Sensing Technology Institute, German Aerospace Center is looking for a motivated PhD candidate for a period of 3 years starting from January 2020.

The position is funded by the DFG project “Understanding snow and sea ice properties at microwave frequencies for remote sensing applications during MOSAiC (MOSAiCmicrowaveRS)”. MOSAiCmicrowaveRS will develop new and improve current methods to derive sea ice properties from microwave observations, in particular ice type and lead distribution from SAR and snow properties and ice type from microwave radiometers. The project is part of the international consortium of the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) and will provide an extensive opportunity of international collaborations. The PhD thesis will be supervised by Dr. Suman Singha (DLR) and Dr. Gunnar Spreen (Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen).

Your qualifications:
- Master’s degree in the field of computer science, physics, mathematics, electrical engineering or similar.
- Very good Programming skill in Python and others such as IDL, C++ or similar.
- Very good English language skills
- Willingness to travel and research stays at collaborative institutes
- Basic knowledge in Earth observation, ideally with synthetic aperture radar (SAR)
- Knowledge in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

For further technical question please contact Suman Singha
([hidden email]) and Gunnar Spreen (gunnar.spreen@uni-

The position is open until filled. The position will be posted soon under
However, in the meantime you are welcome to come back to us if there are any questions.

Best regards,
Suman Singha and Gunnar Spreen

Gunnar Spreen, Ph.D.
University of Bremen - Institute of Environmental Physics
Otto-Hahn-Allee 1, 28359 Bremen, Germany
phone: +49-421-218-62158
office: NW1 N3330
email: [hidden email]

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