Postdoc position in “Satellite Remote Sensing for Mapping Crop Nitrogen Demand”

Technische Universität München
March 15, 2023
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Postdoc position in “Satellite Remote Sensing for Mapping Crop Nitrogen


13.02.2023, Wissenschaftliches Personal

The Precision Agricultural Lab (www. at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is looking for a postdoc to work on remote sensing in agriculture and vegetation.

Your responsibilities: • Develop methods based on radiative transfer models (RTM), machine /deep learning or hybrid models for mapping plant nitrogen content and related traits using satellite data (e.g., Sentinel-2, EnMAP). • Develop algorithms to produce recommendation/prescription maps for nitrogen fertilization for wheat in Germany. • Model the surplus of nitrogen and potential impacts of nitrogen use. • Publishing results in peer-reviewed journals. • Getting involved in teaching, student supervision and supporting lab members.

Your Profile: • PhD in agriculture, ecology, geoscience, or equivalent, with specialization in remote sensing or having demonstrated publication records in the area. • Expertise in radiative transfer models (e.g., PROSAIL, SCOPE), deep learning algorithms, and image analysis. • Proficiency in coding in R, Python/Matlab, and GEE. • Extensive experience in conducting field experiments (driving license is essential). • Proficient in English writing and speaking, knowledge of German is an advantage. • Passionate about critical questions in sustainable use of resources in agriculture, especially related to the nitrogen cycle.

What we offer: • A fully funded position V-L E13 for 2 years. • An interdisciplinary and international team with diverse cultures. • An excellent research environment at TUM School of Life Science (Weihenstephan Campus), and opportunities to collaborate with leading experts in agriculture (e.g., HEF - World Agricultural Systems Center)

Place of work: Precision Agriculture Lab (www., based at the Dürnast Research Station, Technical University of Munich (TUM), 85354 Freising, Germany.

TUM is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications will be given preference.

How to apply: Please send your application in one PDF document, including 1) Cover letter 2) CV and contact information of at least 2 referees 3) Copy of PhD certificate to the following email address: pa (at) The deadline for submission is 15 March 2023.

Address: Precision Agriculture School of Life Science Engineering Dürnast 9 85354 Freising

The interview will begin immediately until the position is filled. The position can start on 1 June 2023 or upon agreement. If you have specific questions regarding this position, please contact • Prof. Dr. Kang Yu (kang.yu (at), not for PDFs).

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