PostDoc position for remote sensing of glaciers and ice sheets available at AWI Bremerhaven
the section Glaciology at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz
Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven invites
applications for a
for remote sensing of glaciers and ice sheets. The glaciology
group at AWI uses radar remote sensing techniques to investigate
changes in the dynamics and mass balance of ice sheets. Surface
structures over ice sheets are changing due to snow deposition and
melting processes, as well as the dynamics of the upper layers.
Using polarimetric decomposition surface properties change over
seasons could potentially be detected.
Adapt polarimetric concepts for the analysis of X, C and
L-band high resolution radar remote sensing data over Greenland
to understand ice sheet structures
Developing a process chain for polarimetric decomposition of
Sentinel1 and TerraSAR-X scenes
Analysing data in quadpol and dualpol over specific sites of
the Greenland ice sheet with distinct characteristics
MSc in Electrical Engineering or Geophysics and PhD in radar
remote sensing, preferably with applications to ice sheets or
Background in scattering of radar waves in natural material,
as well as a strong mathematical background (e.g. numerical
The position is limited to three years the employment starts as
soon as possible. The salary will be paid in accordance with the
German Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes (TVöD Bund) up to
salary group 14, based on qualifications and transferred tasks.
The place of employment will be Bremerhaven.
We offer you a multi-disciplinary, international, and fascinating
professional environment with flexible working hours,
state-of-the-art research equipment, and a first-rate
AWI aims to increase the number of women in the scientific staff
and therefore encourages women to apply. Disabled applicants will
be given preference when equal qualifications are present. The AWI
fosters the compatibility of work and family through various
means. Because of our engagement in the area of work-life
compatibility we have been awarded the certificate
“Career and Family”.
Please forward your applications with the standard documentation
(letter of motivation, CV, resume, certificates, two academic
credentials and activity reports) by September 14th
2017 referencing code 134/D/Geo to:
Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung,
Personalabteilung (human resources), Postfach 12 01 61, 27515
Bremerhaven/Germany or by e-mail (all documents merged into one
PDF file) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.