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     Date Submitted:06-09-2015
     Last Modified:06-09-2015 (11:39)
    Job information
     Current job:Staff scientist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsRemote sensing, hyperspectral, calibration optics
    Work experience
    06/2008 -- 06/2015 Doctoral student and staff scientist at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Remote Sensing Technology Institute. Since 06/2011: Scientific head of the laboratory for the calibration of hyperspectral sensors. Selected tasks:
    * Providing consulting and measurement services with regards to the on-ground and on-orbit calibration of the German hyperspectral satellite mission EnMAP 
    * Design of optical measurement equipment
    * Handling communication with customers and scientists from other disciplines
    * Implementation of a quality management system for traceable calibration results
    * Supervision of bachelor, master und diploma theses}
    04/2008 -- 06/2008 Staff scientist at the University of Bonn
    * Procurement of laboratory equipment and design of an air-conditioning controller 
    04/2006 -- 02/2008 Student assistant at the University of Bonn as tutor for physics courses}
    Doctoral studies
    08/2012 -- 06/2015 Doctoral student at the Remote Sensing Laboratories, University of Zurich
    Title of the dissertation:  "Improving the Calibration of Airborne Hyperspectral Sensors for Earth Observation". Submitted 02/2015, defended: 06/2015.
    Covered topics:
    * Development of analysis tools for characterization and calibration data and of a hyperspectral camera simulation
    * Extensive characterization of NEO HySpex VNIR-1600 and SWIR-320m-e cameras
    * Development and implementation of stray light correction schemes
    01/2011 -- 03/2011 Guest scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA/Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA 
    * Task: Initial alignment and characterization of AVIRISng
    08/2010 -- 08/2011 Member of the PhD students' council of the German Aerospace Center
    2009 -- 2014 Participant of the "DLR Graduate Program". Selected topics:
    * Soft skills: International teamwork, presentation  and communication training
    * Introductions to  project management and business studies
    University studies
    10/2002 -- 02/2008 Study of physics at the University of Bonn and the University of Potsdam (10/2004 -- 03/2005)
    02/2008 Degree: Diploma; grade  "very good"
    Diploma thesis in quantum optics at the Institute for Applied Physics: "Stabilization of a High-Finesse Resonator for Atom-Light-Field-Coupling"
    Peer-reviewed publications
    The full list of my Earth-observation-related publications can be found on
    High-school education and civilian service
    08/2001 -- 05/2002 Nursing home in Bonn
    1993 -- 2001 Friedrich-Ebert-Gymnasium in Bonn. Degrees: German Abitur and French baccalauréat
    Reference levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
    German Mother tongue (C2)
    French Mother tongue (C1)
    English Fluent (C2)
    Spanish Basic knowledge (A1)
    IT knowledge
    Office LaTeX, Microsoft Office
    Programming languages Python, Labview
    Remote sensing ENVI

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