For GFZ`s Section 1.2 “Global Geomonitoring and Gravity Field” in Department 1 “Geodesy” we invite applications for a
Section 1.2 routinely estimates various Earth system parameters which describe the Earth's geometrical and physical shape (ground station coordinates or gravity field spherical harmonic coefficients) and its orientation in space (Earth orientation parameters (EOP)) based on observations of satellite orbit dynamics which can be observed by various types of satellite tracking data such as Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR), Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite (DORIS) and other data. Typical satellites we analyze are Low Earth Orbiters such as GRACE, TerraSAR-X or TanDEM-X, the GNSS constellations or geodetic SLR satellites such as Lageos or Lares. The satellite orbit dynamics are driven by conservative (the gravity field) and non-conservative (the drag by the atmosphere, pressure by solar radiation, etc.) forces which are modeled and parameterized in our core Earth Parameter and Orbit System software package EPOS. By evaluating the observations in EPOS in a least squares sense, the parameters we are interested in can be inferred with high accuracy and at the same time highly accurate orbits can be determined. Keeping EPOS conform to the most recent international standards allows us to support the international IAG services ILRS (International Laser Ranging Service) and IDS (International Doris Service) by operating an Analysis Center and an Associate Analysis Center, respectively.
The successful candidate will be involved in GFZ’s activities in the following fields of work:
|Starting date||as soon as possible|
|Fixed term||based on available funding, initially limited to 2 years, with the option for extension|
|Salary||EG 13 TVÖD-Bund (Tarifgebiet West)|
full-time (currently 39 h/week)
The position is, in principle, suitable for part-time employment.
You can expect a very diverse and challenging job in an international work environment that is characterized by exciting research projects. The compatibility of work and family life is of particular concern to the GFZ. Therefore, it offers the opportunity for flexible working time and workplaces.
The GFZ is a partner with Geo.X (www.geo-x.net), and as such it is well connected with other geoscience institutions in Potsdam and Berlin. Geo.X forms the largest regional cluster of geoscientific expertise in Europe and offers excellent opportunities for cooperation and development.
Please submit your application by 15. February 2017 quoting the reference no. 01/12/17 D via email to email@example.com. Please combine your application documents (letter of motivation, CV and certificates) into a single PDF file with a size of up to 3 megabytes.
Equal opportunity is an inherent part of our personnel policy. Therefore we are particularly welcoming applications from qualified women. Severely disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in the case of equal qualification.
We will retain your application documents for at least three months, even if the application is not successful. They will not be returned.
If you have any questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to call Mrs Albrecht at +49 (0) 331-288-28878.