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Job advertisement Researcher Position at the University of Graz, Austria

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Researcher Position at the University of Graz, Austria

Researcher Position at the University of Graz, Austria

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University of Graz


Graz, Austria


Relevant divisions
Cryospheric Sciences (CR)
Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI)
Natural Hazards (NH)



EUR 3889.50 gross/month (14x per year)

Preferred education

Application deadline
27 June 2021

26 May 2021

Job description

The University of Graz, Austria, is looking for a

Researcher with/without PhD
(40 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 1 year with the objective of continuation in follow-up projects)

Job definition
- Project title: Snow avalanche detection and forecasting for the Austrian Alpine region
- Project duration: 1.10.2021 – 30.9.2022
- Development of a data pipeline that can process SAR remote sensing and reanalysis weather data for detection of snow avalanches together with national and international collaborators
- A publication assessing the potential of a snow avalanche detection and forecasting system based on remote sensing and reanalysis weather data in the Austrian Alps written together with national and international collaborators
- Support proposal writing for follow-up project (planned duration 3 years)

Your skills
- Experience in scientific programming (python)
- Motivation to continue work in follow-up projects
- Ability to work in a team and conduct independent research
- English language skills
Preferable, but NOT required:
- PhD in remote sensing, geophysics or similar
- Experience in remote sensing (SAR), machine learning, data pipelines, and snow avalanches
- Successful international publication activity
- Experience in project management and acquisition
- German language skills

Our offer
- Classification in University collective agreement: B1
- Salary: EUR 3889.50 gross/month
- Regular contract or ‘Werkvertrag’ (consulting contract)
- Possibility to work at the University and/or remote (relocation to Graz is preferable, but not required)

Application Deadline: 27 June 2021

We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women and therefore encourages qualified women to apply. Especially with regard to academic staff, we welcome applications from persons with disabilities who meet the requirements of the advertised position.

How to apply

If you are interested, please submit your application documents (motivation letter, CV, certificates) before the stated deadline to:

For further information on the job advertisement, please contact Stefan Muckenhuber (