Eye catcher

For any questions, do not hesitate to ask:
Dr. Mahdi Khodadadzadeh Tel.: +49 351 260 4418,
Dr. Raimon Tolosana Delgado Tel.: +49 351 260 4415,
Dr. Richard Gloaguen Tel.: +49 351 260 4424

Place of work:

Working hours:
29,25 h/week

25 March 2018

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 16/2018 (700)

The HZDR is committed to equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage applications from qualified female candidates. We also carefully consider all applications from job candidates with severe disabilities.

Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden

PhD Student (m/f)

A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,100 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health, and matter.

The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) pursues the objective of developing innovative technologies for the economy so that mineral and metalliferous raw materials can be made available and used more efficiently and recycled in an environmentally friendly manner. The institute invites applications as

PhD Student (m/f)

The position will be available from 1 June 2018, provided that the funds will be approved. The employment contract is limited to three years.


  • development of machine learning algorithms for the analysis of drill core hyperspectral data
  • spectral characterisation of collected samples from the test sites (e.g., active mines in Spain)
  • active collaboration with other team members
  • presentation of scientific results on the project workshops and on conferences
  • publication of results in international peer-reviewed journals


  • very good Master's degree in remote sensing, computer science or related field with good knowledge in geoscience
  • experience in machine learning and hyperspectral image analysis
  • hands on experience in programming, preferably Python, and on data analysis environments (e.g., MATLAB, R)
  • very good English language skills (both written and spoken)
  • ability to work in remote places, rough terrain and in active mine

We offer:

  • high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellence
  • internationality and diversity
  • interesting and diverse tasks, flexible working hours, salary based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bund
  • equality of opportunity and family-friendly structures, corporate health management
  • attractive work and research terms in a highly motivated team