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Application deadline: 20.12.2021

The Planetary Sciences and Remote Sensing group at the Institute of Geological Sciences of Freie Universität Berlin is involved in several ESA and NASA space missions to explore the solar system and our neighbouring planets. In the field of terrestrial planets, our group is particularly active with a focus on remote sensing and image processing.
As part of a newly approved externally funded project, we are creating high-resolution large-scale image mosaics and terrain models of the planet Mars, assembled from a large number of individual images from different Mars cameras.
We offer a relaxed working environment and exciting data from Mars!

Web sites: https://www.fu-berlin.de/planets, https://maps.planet.fu-berlin.de


job description:

Earliest starting date is January 1, 2022 and is for scientific programmers with a passion for map servers and open source geospatial data processing. In collaboration with experts, you will create raster and vector datasets of planetary surfaces and integrate them into a new data portal to be implemented. You will benefit from the extensive expertise within the working group.
We are not looking for a professional, but someone who wants to become one!


requirements:

A university degree (MSc.or equivalent) in geoinformatics or an engineering or natural science discipline (preferably geosciences)


desirable:

  • Solid background in remote sensing and image processing methods
  • Good programming skills in JavaScript and HTML/CSS (knowledge of the OpenLayers library is an advantage)
  • Knowledge of OGC standards (especially WMS, WFS), ideally experience with the "Mapserver" program package
  • Experience with the versioning tool Git and the platforms GitHub or GitLab
  • Experience in processing geodata on the command line (GDAL)
  • Confident handling of the command line, the Bash and working on Linux servers
  • Programming knowledge in Python is an advantage
  • Knowledge in handling 3D surface data is an advantage
  • Fluent in English (writing and speaking)
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Affinity to open source

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Further informations:

Applications should be sent by e-mail, together with significant documents, indicating the reference code, in PDF format (preferably as one document) to Sebastian Walter: sebastian.walter@fu-berlin.de.

On the given occasion and for the duration of the essential on-site operations by Freie Universität Berlin, we kindly ask you to apply electronically by e-mail. The processing of a postal application cannot be guaranteed.

Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Geowissenschaften

Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften

FR Planetologie und Fernerkundung

Herrn Sebastian Walter

Malteserstr. 74-100

Haus D, 12249 Berlin (Lankwitz)

With an electronic application, you acknowledge that FU Berlin saves and processes your data. FU Berlin cannot guarantee the security of your personal data if you send your application over an unencrypted connection.

The Planetary Sciences and Remote Sensing group at the Institute of Geological Sciences of Freie Universität Berlin is involved in several ESA and NASA space missions to explore the solar system and our neighbouring planets. In the field of terrestrial planets, our group is particularly active with a focus on remote sensing and image processing.
With our instrument participations in the "High Resolution Stereo Camera" on the Mars Express probe as well as the Mastcam-Z camera of the Perseverance Rover of the "Mars 2020" mission, we investigate the formation of various geological deposits on Mars and their relation to water. We offer a relaxed working environment and exciting data from Mars!

Website: https://www.fu-berlin.de/planets, https://maps.planet.fu-berlin.de .

Application deadline: 13.12.2021

Job description:

You will create high-resolution terrain models of Mars with existing specific software packages under Linux and Windows. To determine layer thickness's, their attitude in space and other measurements on the DTM, you will develop your own plugin for the free geographic information system QGIS. You will relate the results obtained to geomorphological observations and document them in the form of geological mapping and profiles. Based on these results, you will investigate sedimentary deposits, their geological formation conditions and development history, and their climatic boundary conditions.

The position serves for qualification (PhD).

Requirements:

Degree in a natural science discipline (preferably geology or geography) or geoinformatics (then in conjunction with geology or geomorphology).

Desirable:

  • Solid background in remote sensing and image processing
  •  Good programming skills in Python (and interest in improving them).
  • Experience in processing geodata with GIS systems (knowledge in handling 3D data is an advantage)
  • Confident handling of the command line, Bash and working on Linux servers
  • Fluent in English (writing and speaking)
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Affinity to open source

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Further Information:

Applications should be sent by e-mail, together with significant documents, indicating the reference code, in PDF format (preferably as one document) to Sebastian Walter: sebastian.walter@fu-berlin.de or postal to

Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Geowissenschaften

Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften

FR Planetologie und Fernerkundung

Mr. Sebastian Walter

Malteserstr. 74-100

Haus D, 12249 Berlin (Lankwitz)

With an electronic application, you acknowledge that FU Berlin saves and processes your data. FU Berlin cannot guarantee the security of your personal data if you send your application over an unencrypted connection.