Offer 61 out of 383 from 17/03/23, 07:36


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty VI - Institute of Geoinformation in Environmental Planning Lab/ Geoinformation in Environmental Planning

Research Assistant - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen

part-time employment may be possible

Permanent grassland is home to more than half of all animal and plant species found in Germany and thus has a high benefit for biodiversity. Furthermore, grassland provides a variety of other ecosystem services and is known as a carbon sink. In addition, grassland serves as a fodder supplier in agriculture and forms a basis for biogas. However, due to intensification in agriculture and growing settlement and transport land development, there is increasing pressure on permanent grassland areas. Species-rich grassland is an integral part of the habitat types (LRT) according to Annex I Fauna-Flora-Habitat (FFH) Directive and an important pillar of biodiversity protection. In the course of digitization and to achieve federal digitization goals, the development of remote sensing-based methods should therefore help to make site management more efficient and support the existing management systems of NATURA 2000 sites.
Against this background, the SensGrün project "Evaluation of current remote sensing-based sensors and methods for quality analysis of FFH grassland habitat types" aims to investigate the potentials and synergies of hyperspectral data from the EnMAP satellite and data from the Sentinel-1 & 2 satellites for the investigation of quality-giving parameters in NATURA 2000 grasslands. The aim is to determine which quality characteristics can be reliably identified by remote sensing. The satellite data will be compared with drone and field spectrometer data to estimate scale effects. The project thus makes a relevant contribution to EU-wide area management and supports the implementation of European nature conservation law and the biodiversity strategy.

Working field:

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with above-average qualifications, enthusiasm for and experience in research and a willingness to actively work on collaborative projects. The Geoinformation for Environmental Planning Lab at the Technische Universität Berlin is therefore offering a position for a Scientific Assistant (d,m,f) in the field of remote sensing. The aims of these position within the SensGrün research project are:
  • carrying out spectral measurements with a field spectrometer in three biodiversity exploratories
  • supporting and carrying out drone flights over the research areas
  • developing a list of quality parameters that are useful for monitoring grassland LRTs applicable with remote sensing
  • development of a method to detect grassland quality indicators with remote sensing data
  • comparison of different sensors and sensor combinations with focus on differences and synergies between drones and satellite data
  • verification of the transferability of the method to other areas
  • programming and preparation of an executable script on the CODE-DE platform

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Birgit Kleinschmit or Dr. Michael Förster (;


  • successfully completed university degree (Diploma, Master or equivalent) in relevant discipline, preferably Environmental Sciences, Geo-Ecology, Physical Geography, Hydrology, or a related field with a strong link to remote sensing
  • strong experiences in remote sensing image analysis (especially optical and hyperspectral)
  • experience and enjoyment of field work is absolutely essential for this position
  • basic knowledge of vegetation ecology especially for natural grasslands
  • good programming (R, Python) and machine learning skills
  • strong English language skills both in oral and written communication
  • to be enthused about the prospect of working in a collaborative team with international participation
  • a car driver's and drone flight license are an advantage for this position, as are German language skills

How to apply:

Please send your application with the reference number and the usual documents (a cover letter including description of research interests and relevant experiences, a current CV, academic transcripts, a list of publications and contact details of two referees) to Prof. Dr. Birgit Kleinschmit only by email to

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Technische Universität Berlin - Die Präsidentin - Fakultät VI, Institut für Landschaftsarchitektur und Umweltplanung/ FG Geoinformation in der Umweltplanung, Prof. Dr. Birgit Kleinschmit, Sekr. EB 5, Straße des 17. Juni 145, 10623 Berlin