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Post doctoral position: DLR, Neustrelitz, Germany
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Marie Curie Experienced Researcher in GNSS Ionospheric Research Applications are invited for the above post as part of an exciting Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) funded by the FP7 PEOPLE Programme, entitled TRANSMIT – Training Research and Applications Network to Support the Mitigation of Ionospheric Threats (http://www.transmit-ionosphere.net/transmit/ ). Research will focus on the mitigation of the serious problems Earths ionosphere poses towards Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). We are looking for an outstanding and highly motivated post doc scientist, who will contribute to the TRANSMIT project at the Institute of Communications and Navigation of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Neustrelitz (http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/  ). The candidate will coordinate and assist in the implementation of software tools to generate and validate data products selected for further use at application level by associated partners. The operation of these data products will be tested under real geophysical and space weather conditions via the web based interface of the ‘Space Application Center – Ionosphere’ (SWACI) of the DLR (http://swaciweb.dlr.de ) . Furthermore, the candidate will contribute developing detection and monitoring algorithms for ionospheric perturbations at different spatial and temporal scales. In particular, the candidate will contribute implementing methods to warn users before ionospheric perturbations approach a specified area. The candidate must have an excellent knowledge in physics and mathematics as well as a profound experience in computer programming and web design. A successfully finished PhD is required. Excellent communication and team work skills are a necessity, as the candidate will coordinate the development of the final data products with the TRANSMIT partners.
Employment and salary follows guidelines of the Marie Curie Action (please see page 8 on: ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/calls/people/m_gfamcitn_201001_en.pdf . Position requirements:
- Education : PhD
- Preferred background : excellent knowledge in physics and mathematic, experience in, computer programming and web design
- Working language : English (German knowledge will be appreciated)
- Marie Curie project specific restrictions : the candidate should not have been living in Germany for more than 12 months in the last 3 years
Contract duration : 2 years
Start : 1st March 2013
Location: Neustrelitz, Germany
Contact: Please send application documents to Dr. Norbert Jakowski  (Norbert.Jakowski@dlr.de) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roman Galas  (Roman.Galas@tu-berlin.de). They can also provide further information if needed.