vacant Position

Head of research group "Remote Sensing and Geoinformation"

Institute: DIGITAL
Place of employment: Graz
Start: January 2023
Working Hours: 100% employment with all-inclusive arrangement
Payment: Annual gross salary of at least EUR 90,000.00 - willingness to overpay with appropriate qualifications and experience - additional performance-related remuneration components

Starting January 2023, we are filling the following position at our DIGITAL Institute:

Head of research group "Remote Sensing and Geoinformation"


The "Remote Sensing and Geoinformation" research group develops solutions and products for satellite-based environmental monitoring, for security-relevant surveillance tasks and for mobile multisensory data acquisition and analysis, for example in the form of digital twins of road infrastructure. The range of data used extends from optical data, thermal data, video data, laser scanner data to SAR data.

The basis for this is formed by software packages developed in-house to create processing chains for geocoding, deriving 3D information from stereo data, SAR interferometry and for object-based image classification and change detection.

In the challenging function as head of the research group, you are responsible for the technical and disciplinary leadership of the research group "Remote Sensing and Geoinformation". In coordination with the institute's management, you will work on the scientific and economic orientation of the research group and ensure its establishment and continuous further development with a focus on the following tasks/activities:

  • Management of the research group with approx. 30 staff members
  • Preparation of and adherence to the annual research programme and budget within the framework of annual planning
  • Acquisition of research projects
  • Influence and permanent involvement in national and international networks, programmes and committees
  • Publication activities and participation in professional conferences

Your profile includes:

  • Relevant degree (preferably with dissertation) and demonstrable competence in the field of remote sensing, geoinformation and informatics
  • Several years of experience in the acquisition, coordination and management of research projects
  • International network in the scientific community
  • Experience in leading teams
  • Working language is German, very good English skills are required
What we offer

We offer you the opportunity to shape a challenging and exciting subject area together with a committed and highly motivated team. We offer you an attractive environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours and a team-oriented working atmosphere. You will maintain diverse contact with project partners and be able to continuously expand your professional expertise very independently on ever new challenging issues.

The company is subject to the collective agreement for non-university research. The annual gross salary will be at least EUR 90,000 (all-in-contract). However, according to your previous experience and qualifications, there is a willingness to pay more. In addition, we offer performance-related remuneration components.

We are looking for individuals with a strong interest in a position that requires a high degree of personal initiative and offers many opportunities to shape your own career. If you would like to take advantage of this challenging career opportunity, we look forward to receiving your meaningful application with the following documents:

  1. short letter of motivation
  2. maximum 3-page description of your previous research activities and results in the field of remote sensing and geoinformation, as well as your goals for your future research, including possible collaborations with national and international partners
  3. complete curriculum vitae

Please send these documents - exclusively electronically - to the following address:

JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Subject: FGL / FER
Contact personMatthias Rüther

We would like to emphasise that any expenses incurred on the occasion of the application - such as travel costs, daily allowances or accommodation allowances - will not be reimbursed.