The research groups Microwave Remote Sensing (MRS) and Climate and Environmental Remote Sensing (CLIMERS) of the research division Remote Sensing, Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation (GEO) are looking for summer students, to work full time (40 hr/w) for 6–12 weeks during the summer holidays (July–September).
The MRS group engages in fundamental remote sensing research and develops methods, algorithms and open source code in Python for processing remote sensing data in order to generate value-added products from radar backscatter observations 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, and agronomy.
The CLIMERS group engages in fundamental research and applications around Climate and the Environment by means of remote sensing and geophysical modelling. Research topics include the generation and validation of long-term remote sensing datasets, investigation of relationships between global warming and water availability, the understanding of controls on vegetation productivity, the modelling of ecosystem dynamics, and many others.
You will support one of the teams with various programming tasks in specific research projects dealing with the topics described above. Details 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 statistical or mathematical background, and knowledge about Git version control system is of advantage.
The salary for this position is based on the Austrian regulations for university staff. The monthly minimum salary will be € 2001,60 (based on full-time employment).
The application should include:
If you are interested, please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org until March 27th, 2019.