A Project Technician position on the Monsoon Project, Faculty of Applied Computer Science

At the Faculty of Applied Computer Science of the University Augsburg, Germany, the working group Water and Soil Resources Research is offering

A Project Technician position on the Monsoon Project

This position is starting as soon as possible.

The Project Technician will provide technical, logistical and administrative support to the project entitled “Feedbacks between land cover, people, and climate in the seasonally arid tropics”, funded via the German Academic Exchange Service within the Franco-German research initiative “Make Our Planet Great Again”.

The successful candidate will support and collaborate with our international team in their research activities. You will work on the development and implementation of scientific protocols using a range of state-of-the-art remote sensing and survey equipment, including unmanned air vehicles (UAV), thermal infrared (TIR) and multispectral (MS) imaging, and terrestrial laser scanning (TLS). You may also have the opportunity to process large datasets, and be involved in scientific report writing. You will also provide logistical and technical support in stakeholder interviews.

This position will involve extensive fieldwork campaigns, both during field trials in Europe and in the project study areas in West Africa and Central India.

Applicants should have a BSc and/or work experience in remote sensing, atmospheric/earth/environmental sciences, geodetics, GIS, or related fields. We require experience in protocol development, as well as experience using some of the aforementioned field survey equipment. Fieldwork experience (preferably in the tropics) is essential, and a good level of fitness is required. Very good knowledge of spoken and written English is required, and French and German language skills are advantageous.

For further information, please contact the project deputy director Dr. Jake Simpson ( jake.simpson@geo.uni-augsburg.de).

The position is fully funded until August 2022 and the salary is up to “Entgeltgruppe” TV-L 11 (100%).

The University of Augsburg promotes the professional equality of women. Female candidates are explicitly invited to submit their application. The University of Augsburg stands up for compatibility of family and professional life. For more information, please contact the office of the representative for female employees. Severely disabled applicants are given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.

To apply please send a letter of motivation, CV, scans of your degree certificates, and names of two referees, as a single pdf-file as soon as possible or by 26th December 2019 at latest to:

Anna Stegmann ( anna.stegmann@geo.uni-augsburg.de).

Interviews will be held over skype or similar.