Academic Assistant (Post-Doc Position)

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BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg
51° 46' 1.164" N, 14° 19' 35.454" E
Start Date: 
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 07:30 to Monday, September 21, 2015 - 18:00

The Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg (Germany, State of Brandenburg) offers as soon as possible a position at the Research Center Landscape Development and Mining Landscapes (FZLB) in Cottbus as an academic assistant (post-doc) preliminary limited for 5 years (options for extension will be considered in due time), fulltime, E 13 (German TV-L system)

reference number: 76/15

A comprehensive monitoring program is carried out at the Hühnerwasser/Chicken Creek research platform including intensive fieldwork and data collection in the field of geosciences and ecology ( Applicants are expected to be responsible for the following tasks within the team of the research platform:

  • coordination of the central data management such as management of a data portal as well as development and maintenance of tools for automatic data quality control,
  • scientific activities and publications explicitly related to spatio-temporal data analysis,
  • further development of the monitoring program, particularly of sensor networks,
  • assistance in the preparation of externally funded projects.

It is desirable that these activities will lead to an independent scientific profile. Teaching contributions are expected especially within the fields of statistics, geo-statistics, GIS, data management, and environmental monitoring techniques as well as supervision of study projects and theses.


Applicants are expected to hold an advanced university degree and a PhD in geophysics, geoecology, geosciences, hydrology, soil science or other related disciplines, to be fluent in English and to have experiences in data and project management. In-depth knowledge of handling spatial data and time series analysis are required. Programming experiences as well as experience in the handling of databases are necessary. Good knowledge of recent development of environmental monitoring techniques is advantageous.

BTU Cottbus–Senftenberg aims to achieve a well-balanced gender ratio in all groups of employees.

Handicapped applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualification.

The presentation of application photos is no longer required.

Please send your application including certificates, curriculum vitae in tabular form, list of publications and scientific works quoting the reference number as a single pdf file until 21.09.2015 to the head of FZLB, Prof. R. F. Hüttl, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg,