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The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national centre for geosphere research. As a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres we are part of the largest scientific organization in Germany. With approximately 1,300 employees our key mission is to secure a profound understanding of the systems and processes of solid Earth, to develop strategies and options for action in addressing global change and its impacts on a regional level, to understand natural hazards and to minimize associated risks, to ensure the sustainable provision of energy and raw materials for a high-tech society and to evaluate the influence of human activity on system Earth.
As a partner in Geo.X, the GFZ has access to an excellent network of other geoscience institutions in Potsdam and Berlin. This largest regional concentration of geoscientific competence in Europe offers first-class cooperation and development opportunities.
The aim of the Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics Section at GFZ is to establish remote sensing as a core method in geo- and environmental sciences. The section is looking into further using various could-based Earth observation data storage and processing platforms for different purposes.

Student Assistant Cloud Computing for Earth Observations (f_m_x)

Reference Number 6233

For Section Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics (department “Geodesy”) we are looking for a Student Assistant (f/m/x) to support the assessment of the availability and use of cloud-based Earth Observation platforms.

Your responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a short survey of experiences and plans within the section for the use of cloud computing. This will result in priority list cloud computing needs
  • Provide a summary of experiences and development of (short) "good practices" for the most important cloud computing applications for the section, including payment methods

Your qualifications:

  • BSc degree in relevant field
  • Enrolled in a university in the Berlin/Potsdam area
  • Interest/experiences in cloud computing platforms and tools in the field of remote sensing
  • Willingness to develop/test new approaches and connect with different people

What we offer:

  • Ambitious and varied tasks in a dynamic and international research environment
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Extensive training opportunities
  • Flexible working hours and conditions
  • Working at the Albert Einstein science park on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam
  • Work place within walking distance of Potsdam main train station, or just a short ride on the shuttle bus

Start date: As soon as possible
Fixed-term: 6 months
Salary: According to the rules of the TdL (tariff area East) for student assistants with a Bachelor's degree: currently € 12.37/ h
Working hours: at least 10 hours per week (40 hours per month)
Place of work: Potsdam

Have we piqued your interest?

If so, we look forward to receiving your application by 26th June 2022. Please use our online application form only.

Diversity and equal opportunities are integral components of our human resources policy. The GFZ actively promotes diversity and explicitly welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of ethnic and social origin, nationality, gender, sexual orientation and identity, religion/belief, age and physical characteristics. Anyone who has been recognized as severely disabled, will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal suitability and qualification in accordance with the provisions of the German Social Code IX. If you have any questions, please contact our representative for the severely disabled at sbv[at]gfz-potsdam.de, who will be happy to assist you in the further application process. In case of further queries regarding gender equality, please do not hesitate to contact our Equal Opportunities Officer at gba[at]gfz-potsdam.de.

Your personal data will be processed for the purpose of conducting the selection procedure on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 b, Art. 88 GDPR in conjunction with Art. 26 of the Data Protection Act for the State of Brandenburg. After completion of the procedure, application documents will be deleted in compliance with data protection regulations.

In case of any further queries relating to the field of activity, please contact Sylvia Magnussen via email at sylvia.magnussen@gfz-potsdam.de.. If you have any general questions about the application process, please contact Ms Buge under +49 (0)331-288-28787.

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