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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty VI - Insti­tute of Geo­desy and Geoin­form­a­tion Sci­ence / Plan­et­ary Geo­desy

Rese­arch Assist­ant - 0.75 work­ing time - salary grade E13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len

Work­ing field:

This pro­ject at the Tech­nis­che Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin (TUB) is con­cer­ned with the prop­er­ties and dynam­ics of the moons of the pla­net Sat­urn. The aim of the pro­ject is to cre­ate ref­er­ence mod­els for shape and rota­tion of the moons, as well as to per­form the cor­res­pond­ing meas­ure­ments on the basis of image data from the Cas­sini mis­sion. Ther­eby, Sat­urn’s strong tidal forces act­ing on the satel­lites play an import­ant role. The new mod­els pro­vide valu­able bound­ary con­di­tions for the inner struc­ture and hints about the form­a­tion of the moons. The pro­ject is fun­ded by the Ger­man Rese­arch Found­a­tion (DFG) and is car­ried out in coo­per­a­tion with the Ger­man Aero­space Cen­ter (DLR), Insti­tute of Plan­et­ary Rese­arch.
We are look­ing for a com­mit­ted sci­ent­ist for this chal­len­ging coo­per­a­tion pro­ject. With very good pre­vi­ous know­ledge, a doc­toral the­sis can be pre­pared on the basis of expec­ted pro­ject res­ults.
Task descrip­tion:
  • Work in the field of pho­to­gram­metry using image data of the Cas­sini Mis­sion
  • Carry out block adjust­ments; cre­ate con­trol point net­works
  • Mod­el­ling the shape and rota­tion of the moons
  • Stud­ies on equi­lib­rium shapes and per­turb­a­tions in rota­tion
  • Coo­per­a­tion with the Ger­man Aero­space Cen­ter (DLR)
  • Pre­par­a­tion and pre­sent­a­tion of the res­ults in pro­ject meet­ings, sym­po­sia and in sci­ent­i­fic journ­als


  • Suc­cess­fully com­ple­ted uni­ver­sity stud­ies (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in geo­desy, plan­et­ary rese­arch, phys­ics, math­em­at­ics, or a rela­ted field
  • Expert­ise in the eval­u­ation of plan­et­ary image data and pho­to­gram­met­ric mod­el­ling
  • Inte­rest and pre­fer­ably exper­i­ence in plan­et­ary rese­arch, geo­desy and dynam­ics of small bod­ies
  • Com­pet­ence in data pro­ces­sing under LINUX and with C
  • Abil­ity to work inde­pend­ently and to com­mu­nic­ate with exter­nal coo­per­a­tion part­ners, will­ing­ness to integ­rate into a mul­tidi­scip­lin­ary team
  • Very good know­ledge of writ­ten and spo­ken Eng­lish

More inform­a­tion can be obtai­ned from Rose­marie Kun­kel (

How to ap­ply:

Please send your writ­ten applic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the usual doc­u­ments to Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent - Fakultät VI, Institut für Geodäsie und Geoinformationstechnik, FG Planetengeodäsie, Prof. Dr. Oberst, Sekr. H 12, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin or by e-mail to

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.

Please send copies only. Original documents will not be returned.