Postdoc in hydrologic remote sensing

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Lyngby, Denmark 🇩🇰


DTU Sustain offers a 2-year Postdoc position in hydrologic remote sensing. If you are establishing your career in the fields of hydrology and/or environmental remote sensing, and you are looking for the best possible position for fulfilling your dreams and ambitions, it may be right in front of you. At DTU Sustain, you will work in the framework of a newly funded Horizon Europe project focusing on the development of groundbreaking airborne hydrometric monitoring technology and its application in use cases around the world. You will be working with academic and industry partners from across Europe and with a dedicated and ambitious team of scientists at DTU Sustain and DTU Space. You can read more about our earlier work in this research area here

Responsibilities and qualifications
The specific responsibilities and tasks of the postdoctoral researcher will include

  • Development of new airborne and satellite sensing methods for river hydrometric variables (water level, velocity, bathymetry, discharge)
  • Data-model fusion and integration into models decision support systems
  • Integration of UAS sensor payloads and implementation of survey campaigns
  • Data processing and interpretation
  • Project management and coordination of project activities and partners
  • Contribution to teaching and student project supervision at DTU Environment

The successful candidate will have a background in earth and environmental science/engineering and expertise in hydrology and hydraulics. Practical experience with different types of sensors and data sources (radar, sonar, laser) is an asset.  Experience with UAS payload integration and surveying workflows is an advantage. Willingness to travel and work in an international environment is essential.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The period of employment is 2 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Peter Bauer-Gottwein (

DTU Sustain, 

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 January 2023 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply now”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Sustain is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental and resource engineering in Europe. We are working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, methods and solutions, and to disseminate this knowledge to society and future generations of engineers.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development