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Apply now: University assistant with doctorate

Wednesday, 28 February 2024

Deadline extended! Climate analysis and satellite remote sensing

The Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change integrates climate, environmental, economic and social research. We contribute to the understanding of physical and socio-economic aspects of climate change, the impacts of climate change and the transition to a climate neutral future. We offer a stimulating interdisciplinary research environment. You will become a member of one of the leading research groups for atmospheric remote sensing and climate research using GNSS radio occultation, which will be further strengthened in the field of global climate analysis. You will work on highly relevant topics in an international environment and contribute to solving key challenges in observation-based climate research. Researcher exchange and research visits will be supported.

University assistant with doctorate (m/f/d),
40 hours a week, temporary employment for 6 years, position to be filled as of April 2024,
salary per year € 66,532.20 (full time, category B1 with doctorate),
application deadline: 06.03.2024.

Your Responsibilities

  • Independent team-integrated collaboration in the research group Atmospheric Remote Sensing and Climate System in the field of climate analysis and satellite remote sensing with occultation methods, specifically on data analysis innovations, uncertainty characterization of climate records and their application for atmospheric and climate research
  • Research and collaboration in projects in the field of climate analysis and climate monitoring with focus GNSS radio occultation, in particular also in the international consortium project "Radio Occultation Meteorology Partnership for Climate Research and Monitoring" as part of the EUMETSAT Satellite Application Facility ROM SAF
  • Dedicated publication activity in the research field of atmospheric monitoring and climate analysis, specifically on data quality, uncertainty characterization and novel applications of satellite observations
  • Independent and co-operative applications for third-party funded research projects
  • Teaching in the bachelor and master programs in the field of atmosphere and climate in German and English (four semester-hours per week)
  • Collaboration in supervisory and administrative tasks

Your Profile

  • Completed doctorate / PhD in the field of physics, geophysics, meteorology, climate physics or a similar comparable field
  • Experience in the field atmospheric and climate monitoring and/or satellite remote sensing; experience with GNSS radio occultation of advantage
  • Experience with processing, modeling and uncertainty characterization of measurement data
  • Experience in software development and data analysis of global satellite data processing systems; experience in international projects of advantage
  • Experience in scientific programming using Python, shell scripting and with Linux operating systems; knowledge of Fortran and/or C++ of advantage
  • Experience in teaching and/or supervising students
  • Fluency in written and spoken English und experience with scientific publishing in English
  • Independent, self-reliant work style, quality awareness and innovative spirit
  • Communication skills, organizational and teamwork skills
  • Commitment to scientific excellence in research and teaching, leadership and motivation skills in a team and enjoying working with people in an internationally oriented work environment

We offer an annual gross salary of at least € 66,532.20 for a fulltime position.

Apply now!


At the University of Graz, 4700 employees work together on future questions and solutions for the world of tomorrow. Our students and researchers face the great challenges of society and carry the knowledge out. We work for tomorrow. Become part of it!
We offer

  • Meaning: We offer meaningful work for the world of tomorrow.
  • Collaboration: With us, you'll find interdisciplinary, cross-professional opportunities to work together.
  • Diversity: Besides our various scientific fields and their related issius, we offer a working environment in which diversity is lived.
  • Our internal continuing education program is as colorful as the university itself.
  • Benefits: Of course, there are all the usual benefits, from A  "access to healthcare services" to Z "Zero emission goal".
  • Flexibility: We demonstrate flexibility not only with the various working time models but also trough the offers for the compatibility of family and career.

The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in particular in management and faculty positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply. In the event of underrepresentation, women with equal qualifications are generally given priority for admission. Especially with regard to academic staff, we welcome applications from persons with disabilities who meet the requirements of the advertised position.

Please note that in order to comply with the applicable data protection regulations, we can only accept applications via our web-based applicant tool for this vacant position.

Contact: Prof. Andrea Steiner

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