For Section 1.5 "Geoinformatics" we invite applications for a

Scientist (m/f)
Computer science/Geoinformatics

Job Vacancy 1096

The Section Geoinformatics develops concepts, methods and technologies for the exploration, analysis, and synthesis of complex and heterogeneous spatiotemporal data. Within the project "SEVA" we develop a web-based approach to analyze changes in satellite data. The SEVA software should enable analysts to create a comprehensive and dynamic view on changes extracted from satellite data regarding land use and land cover. The applicant has to develop and implement modules for data exploration based on methods from machine learning, visualization, Big data, and Web applications. A basic framework is already available, it has to be enhanced and extended. The prototype is realized within the GWT Frameworks.

Your responsibilities:

Your qualifications:

Starting date: as soon as possible
Fixed term: 31st October 2019
Working hours:full-time (currently 39 h/week)
The position is, in principle, suitable for part-time employment.
Salary:The pay scale grouping will be according to pay group 13 TVöD-Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost) provided that all tariff related and personal requirements are met.

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. Moreover, there is a kindergarten located on the research campus.

The GFZ is a partner with Geo.X (, 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.

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.

If you have any administrative questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to call Ms Buge at +49 (0) 331-288-28878.

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posted: 11 July 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.