The Carinthian University of Applied Sciences offers a wide range of courses in the fields of technology, business, health and so-  
cial sciences. A common feature of all areas is the practical and application-oriented focus of teaching and research as well as the  
close cooperation between public institutions, business and science. General information about our study programs, research  
activities and the organization of the university can be found on our homepage:  
The UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas (MCA) at Carinthia University of  
Applied Sciences shall provide excellent research and inspiring learning experiences for nature conservation  
in the 21st century. Its interdisciplinary team shall become an internationally visible hub for excellence, inno-  
vation and new technologies in nature conservation with a particular focus on the management of conserva-  
tion areas. Our work is based on an international, transdisciplinary, holistic and integrated understanding of  
conservation areas, as advocated and exemplified by UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, (natural) UNESCO World  
Heritage sites and UNESCO Geoparks. Find more information on the UNESCO Chair:  
You want to make a difference in the world with your talents and skills, work on the big issues of biodiversity,  
natural resources and sustainability and work in an international team? Then we look forward to receiving  
your application. To expand our team, we are currently looking for a:  
Vegetation ecologist for biodiversity monitoring (m/f/d)  
Job profile and tasks  
In a research project, we will develop, test and apply deep learning algorithms for habitat classification based  
on remote sensing data (satellite, UAV). You will support the project coordinator to assess the user require-  
ments, to match and integrate the results derived from remote sensing and field data (ground truthing) on  
vegetation. You will analyse, compile and publish research findings. Additionally, you will have the oppor-  
tunity to develop follow-up projects.  
These competencies and qualifications are required:  
Minimum academic qualification (master) in ecology or similar, with a strong focus on vegetation  
Very good knowledge of methods in vegetation science and vegetation ecology (sampling design,  
field surveys, analysis, phytosociological classification)  
Very good knowledge of classification and delineation of vegetation types (based on species compo-  
sition and structure) and practical experiences in the field (e.g. biotope mapping or similar)  
Good understanding and practical experience in classification and delineation of vegetation types  
based on remote sensing data (orthophotos satellite & drone based)  
Well-experienced in data handling and analysis (digital data collection, databases, GIS, statistical  
analysis (i.e. R)), “basic programming skills are a plus”  
Good command of English, spoken and written  
In addition, we expect a proven ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, enthusiasm for the subject com-  
bined with reliability and accuracy.  
FH KÄRNTEN – gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH  
Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach  
Our offer  
The Carinthia University of Applied Sciences appreciates the motivation and great commitment of its em-  
ployees and offers family-friendly conditions. We provide support with a diverse continuing education pro-  
gram and promote individual measures.  
We offer an attractive working environment, crisis-proof employment and allow flexible working hours. The  
promotion of health, a diverse range of sports, collegial interaction and the continuous improvement of en-  
vironmental performance (EMAS certified) are of particular importance at our university.  
Scope of employment: Full-time, 40 hours per week  
Limited term: initially for one year, continuation envisaged from side of employer  
Start: April/May 2023  
Place of employment: Campus Villach, Europastrasse 4, 9524 Villach  
Salary: € 2,700.00 gross monthly salary (minimum salary for full-time employment; negotiable de-  
pending on qualifications and professional experience)  
Application deadline: March 29 , 2023  
Please upload your complete application documents via our homepage at http://www.fh-kaern-  
Required documents:  
Letter of motivation  
Curriculum vitae incl. photo  
Proof of education and practical experience  
List of publications and pdf of 2-3 relevant publications  
Expected timeline for the application process:  
Application deadline: March 29 , 2023  
Interviews (online): April 5 , 2023  
Decision on application: April 11 , 2023  
Please note: We regret that we cannot reimburse any travel costs or expenses incurred in connec-  
tion with participation in the selection procedure.  
We look forward to receiving your detailed application.  
FH KÄRNTEN – gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH  
Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach