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Mathematician, Physicist (f/m)

German Aerospace Center DLR. Neustrelitz, 21.07.2017

Start your mission with DLR.

The German Aerospace Center DLR has a dual mandate as the national research center for aeronautics and space, and as the space agency of the German federal government. Approximately 8,000 people work for DLR on a uniquely diverse range of topics spanning the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security research. They collaborate on projects extending from fundamental research to the development of the innovative applications and products of the future. If the idea of joining a top-class team of researchers working in a supportive, inspirational environment appeals to you, then why not launch your mission with us?

Our Institute of Communications and Navigation in Neustrelitz wishes to recruit a qualified

Mathematician, Physicist or similar

Research in the Field of Resilient Navigation of Ships with Distributed Sensor Fusion

Your mission:
At the institute of communication and navigation of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) at the location of Neustrelitz we develop new technologies for performant navigation of ships. We want to extend our team of researchers, who tackle challenging topics in the field of maritime traffic assessment. The primary goal of the team is the provision of an unambiguous description of the traffic situation using cooperative traffic assessment. In order to achieve the above goal, the team uses data and information from the automatic identification system (AIS), from the navigational sensors of the vessel and from the maritime radar. Insofar, the current research activities of the team is focused on answering the question of, which object tracking procedure is able to reliable track maritime targets in extreme conditions (multiple targets, cluttering).

Your main tasks are:
  • research in the field of cooperative maritime traffic assessment
  • development of algorithms and methods to fuse distributed sensors
  • development of software in a c++ real time framework
  • planning and execution of measurement campaigns, simulation campaigns and experiments in general as well as validation of the results
  • documentation of all research in technical documents and journal paper publications as well as presentation at national and international conferences
  • working in national and international projects

Your qualifications:
  • finished study of math, physics, radar engineering, electrical engenieering or similar (Master)
  • ideally PhD in one of the following topics radar technologies, phyiscs or electrical engineering
  • expert in data and sensor fusion algorithms
  • very good knowledge in programming in python/matlab and C++
  • knowledge in project acquisition is desirable
  • expertise in radar sensor technologies
  • very good English skills (speaking and writing)
  • very good German skills (speaking and writing)
  • very good analytical skills

Your benefits:
Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Reconciling family and working life as well as equal opportunities for women and men are an integral part of our HR policy. We therefore strongly encourage applications from women. Disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

If you have any questions concerning specific aspects of the job, please contact Frank Heymann by calling +49 3981 480-217. Please find further information on this vacancy with the reference number 08260, and details regarding the application procedure, at