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Vacancies at the IOER

Computer scientist for Geo-Application Development (m,f,d) - Monitor

The Leibniz Institute for Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) seeks to fill the following permanent position as soon as possible:

Computer scientist for
Geo-Application Development (m,f,d)

in the IOER research area "Monitoring of settlement and open space development"

TV-L E 13, full time.

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development is a non-university research center, and a member of the Leibniz Association. Our subject is the sustainable development and transformation of cities and regions in the context of the global human-ecological crisis.

In this context, we also work on novel methods of data collection and develop indicators to describe and visualize the development of settlements, building stock and open space in Germany. The results are visualised through the research data infrastructure "Monitor of settlement and open space development" (IÖR-Monitor). To strengthen our team we are looking for a highly motivated and experienced programmer as soon as possible.

Task description:You will be working on the further development and program maintenance of the frontend (interactive visualization of maps, data) and backend (micro services, maintenance of raster- and vector-based geo-databases, API and geo-services provision according to OGC), the expansion of the analysis and display functions, the ongoing optimization of the program interface as well as user administration and usage monitoring. You will work together with a high-performance team from the field of geoinformatics and competent developers.


  • University degree (master/diploma) in (geo)computer science or comparable disciplines, as well as practical work experience,
  • Excellent knowledge of and practical experience in object-oriented programming with PHP, Python, JavaScript and CSS,
  • Excellent knowledge of frameworks like Flask, Bootstrap, React and REST API,
  • Secure handling of the relational databases PostgreSQL and MySQL/MariaDB,
  • Experience in the design and implementation of micro services (Docker Container) in the backend,
  • Experience in test-driven development, debugging and continuous integration,
  • Basic GIS knowledge of ArcGIS, QGIS, PostGIS is advantageous,
  • High level German and English language proficiency,
  • Ability to work independently, to collaborate in teams, as well as problem-solving skills.

What we offer:

  • Collaboration in a highly qualified interdisciplinary team at a leading research institute of the Leibniz Association,
  • Flat hierarchies and a creative and motivating working environment,
  • Vivid social culture, openness and trusted cooperation,
  • Family support and flexible working schedules,
  • Equal opportunities (Total-E-Quality certified),
  • Career planning and training opportunities,
  • Sustainability-management
  • Jobticket for public transport.

The IOER seeks to increase the share of female staff in this area. We are therefore particularly interested in applications from women. Applications from disabled people are welcome.

Please send your application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, diplomas, job references or references) as a single PDF file as an e-mail attachment, stating the keyword "Monitor", by 4 September 2020 to jobs@ioer.de or by post to:

Leibniz Institute for Ecological and Regional DevelopmentPersonnel office (Kennwort: Monitor)Weberplatz 1, 01217 Dresden

Your application documents will not be returned; please submit only copies.

DLGS - Call for applications 2021

Glowing cities: heat and drought in urban context

The Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) announces PhD scholarships for young scientists interested in research in the field of spatial sustainability science.

Deadline for applications: 15th September, 2020.
Start of the program: 1st March, 2021.

The DLGS – is a joint interdisciplinary facility of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Dresden (IOER) and Technische Universität Dresden (TUD). It hosts international doctoral students selected in a competitive process, and supports them by offering a full scholarship for up to three years.

Call topic
The current call topic focuses on the priority challenge of heat and drought in urban context. The graduate school is looking for research proposals that confront this high priority challenge and explore its implications theoretically and/or empirically, aiming to support novel and potentially ground breaking theoretical developments, approaches or solutions for transformative change that can limit urban drivers for heat and drought, and foster resilience to them.

Eligibility and Application
The announcement is aimed at excellent graduates with a Master’s degree in any field of pertinence for studying spatial sustainability transformations, such as geography, urban and regional planning, urban studies, environmental sciences, science and technology studies, transition studies, geoinformatics, civil engineering, architecture, economics, sociology, political sciences, or anthropology, among others. No more than three years should have been passed since the date of receiving the Master’s degree certificate from the application deadline, and the total grade obtained for the Master’s degree should be "good" or better (corresponding to German level "gut").

The applicant must apply with a research proposal that clearly addresses the topic of the current DLGS call, aligns with IOER research areas (one or several), and identifies suitable supervisors (professors) at the TUD/IOER.

A complete application including a letter of motivation, certificates and transcripts of academic qualification, and proof of English proficiency must be submitted online. A detailed description of the procedure can be found on the DLGS website:


For additional information please contact the Scientific Coordinator:
Dr. Shikha Ranjha, e-mail: dlgs[im]ioer.de

Call for Application 2021 (PDF file)



Dr. Andrea Wendebaum

Phone +49 351 46 79 213

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