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Research Associate in the field of Remote Sensing and Landslides

Research Associate in the field of Remote Sensing and Landslides


Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg

Z_GIS is an interdisciplinary Centre of Competence for Geoinformatics, integrating basic and applied research with graduate education and outreach activities. By applying innovative spatial concepts and methodologies, we are contributing to the management of our societies, businesses and environments. As an Interfaculty Department, we develop geospatial competences across disciplines, offering graduate study programmes in residential as well as distance learning modes. Our global network of partners from academia and industry serves as a strong platform for joint research and exchange of students and faculty – supporting the worldwide geospatial community and fostering awareness of the spatial dimension of social and natural phenomena.


Salzburg, Austria


Relevant divisions
Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI)
Geomorphology (GM)
Natural Hazards (NH)

Part time

Student / Graduate / Internship

€ 1,397.32 gross per month (14 times a year) for 20 hours / week; salary may increase on the basis of collective agreements and the agreed working hours per week

Preferred education

Application deadline
10 January 2019

4 December 2018

Job description

At the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS (, University of Salzburg, Austria, the position of a research assistant in the field of remote sensing and landslides is advertised.

  • Start of employment: as soon as possible
  • Duration of employment: limited to 1.5 years (with a possibility for renewal subject to availability of project funds)
  • Hours per week: 20 (or by agreement)
  • Responsibilities: participation in several research projects dealing with remote sensing and landslides (including the projects MORPH ( and RiCoLa (; analysis of optical satellite imagery and radar data; analysis of remote sensing data with object-based image analysis (OBIA); writing scientific papers; support in project acquisition and management
  • Requirements for employment: completed diploma or master studies in geography, remote sensing, geoinformatics or comparable studies
  • Desirable additional qualifications: very good English skills, both written and spoken; knowledge and experience in the field of Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR); research interest in natural hazards and landslides; basic knowledge of geomorphology and geostatistics
  • Desirable personal qualities: ability to work in a team; reliability; creativity; organizational skills; flexibility; interest in interdisciplinary research.

How to apply

Please send your application (motivation letter, CV, references) by e-mail to: Daniel Hölbling, University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS, Schillerstrasse 30, 5020 Salzburg, Austria,