Research Assistant - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen - Berlin, Germany

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part-time employment may be possible

The Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) is coordinating the research project EGMAP (Exploitation of GNSS tropospheric gradients for severe weather Monitoring And Prediction), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). EGMAP is aiming at improving the forecast of severe weather events in Germany in cooperation with the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ and the German Weather Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD). Data from a regional GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) network, consisting of about 300 stations will be analysed and the derived atmospheric data products (tropospheric zenith delays and gradients) will be assimilated into a numerical weather model.

GFZ and TUB have long-term experience with the processing of GNSS data for atmosphere sounding and operational provision for assimilation in numerical weather forecasts. EGMAP is focused on the recent challenges in this field: retrieving high quality tropospheric gradients and assimilation into a numerical weather model. The project work is executed in cooperation with the GFZ Section 1.1 „Space Geodetic Techniques“ and the German Weather Service (DWD).

We look for a motivated and talented scientist for this challenging research on GNSS and weather forecast. The project was originally designed as PostDoc project. However with appropriate experience of the candidate in GNSS data analysis, numerical weather prediction and data assimilation, the excepted innovative project results could also be alternatively utilized as base for a PhD thesis in the field of GNSS atmospheric research.

Working field:

  • Analysis and quality control of the GNSS atmospheric data products,

  • Development and implementation of operators for the assimilation of GNSS based atmospheric data products into a numerical weather model,

  • Conduction of assimilation experiments,

  • Cooperation with the German Weather service for dedicated impact studies,

  • Presentation of the results in project meetings, conferences and scientific journals.


  • Successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in Physics or adequate (e.g., Mathematics, Geoinformatics, Geodesy etc), PhD is of advantage,

  • Experience in numerical weather modelling, in particular the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF),

  • Experience in data analysis and data assimilation,

  • Knowledge in GNSS meteorology,

  • Ability for independent working,

  • Good command of English; good command of German or willingness to learn them.

How to apply:

Please send your app­lic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the usual doc­u­ments only by email (sin­gle pdf file) to pia.daute@tu-berlin.de.

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https://www.abt2-t.tu-berlin.de/menue/themen_a_z/datenschutzerklaerung/ or quick access 214041.

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Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident - Fakultät VI, Institut für Geodäsie und Geoinformationstechnik, FG GNSS-Fernerkundung, Navigation und Positionierung, Prof. Dr. Wickert, Sekr. H12, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin