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Research position in the Remote Sensing for Digital Earth Unit

Date added: 03 August 2017

Closing date for applications: 4 September 2017

The Remote Sensing for Digital Earth (RSDE) unit at the Bruno Kessler Foundation is opening a research position. The successful candidate will be involved in research work related to pattern recognition, image processing, machine learning and remote sensing topics and is expected to advance state-of-the-art research.

Project Manager Earth Observation / Copernicus Services

Date added: 31 July 2017

We are looking for a self-driven, results-oriented and highly motivated senior professional with relevant working experience for our multidisciplinary team to support the management and further development of Earth Observation / Copernicus project activities.

Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Date added: 31 July 2017

Closing date for applications: 15 October 2017

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of surface hydrology. The candidate is expected to perform basic research in hydrologic processes at or near Earth's surface. Areas of interest include but are not limited to fluvial, lacustrine, and/or estuarine systems, fluvial geomorphology and sediment transport, flooding, and relationships to ecological and climate systems. The ideal candidate will employ quantitative tools and will integrate computational approaches with direct and remotely sensed observations.

German Trainee Programme - SAR and Forest Change

Date added: 31 July 2017

Closing date for applications: 06 September 2017

Have you (almost) completed your degree studies? Are you inspired by space exploration and keen to pursue a career in this exciting field? If so, perhaps you should take a closer look at the German Trainee Programme (GTP). Organised by DLR, it offers you the chance to work shoulder to shoulder with experts from the 22 member states of ESA – keeping your finger on the pulse of Europe's space programmes. Over a period up to 24 months, you will actively contribute to the latest research and/or technology projects. This is complemented by a generous scholarship. What better way to launch your career in international space business? The next GTP commences on 01 February 2018.

Head of the Future Systems Department

Date added: 31 July 2017

Closing date for applications: 18 August 2017

Under the direct authority of the Director of Earth Observation Programmes, part of the ESA Applications Area, the Head of the Future Systems Department is a member of the Earth Observation Management Board and participates in the decision-making process for all major activities undertaken by the Directorate.

Systems Engineer

Date added: 31 July 2017

As an UrtheCast Systems Engineer, you will support the UrtheCast OptiSAR space systems development effort, with lead responsibility on the real-time onboard planning subsystem. The onboard planning subsystem will generate an optimal schedule in real-time to task the satellite to acquire imagery, taking into account complex system and resource constraints. The system engineer will lead this subsystem from specification through algorithm development, design and implementation to operational capability in flight. The Systems Engineer is a key member of the engineering team and will support broader OptiSAR mission system engineering as needed.

Master student internship in Flood mapping algorithm using optical and SAR data

Date added: 31 July 2017

The remote sensing scientists and hydraulic engineers at LIST have recently developed an automatic flood mapping algorithm based on SAR images. In the framework of the proposed internship we aim to continue developing the algorithm with the objective to increase its performances, especially in urban areas. To this aim, it is planned to include optical imagery in the processing chain in order to increase the classification accuracy.

PhD opportunity on remote sensing data assimilation into agronomic models to support precision fertilisation in arable crops

Date added: 31 July 2017

Closing date for applications: 15 September 2017

The Department of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Tuscia has an opening for an Phd candidate. The PhD candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of European and Chinese researchers involved in the project ESA-MOST Dragon 4 "Combined exploitation of Sino-EU earth observation data for supporting the monitoring and management of agricultural resources" and specifically sub-project ADEMS.

Student Internship in Big Data technologies for Remote Sensing Data exploitation

Date added: 24 July 2017

The "Environmental Research and Innovation" (ERIN) department of Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) has an opening for an intern position. The intern will be integrated in the e-Science unit, which focuses on data analytics and visualisation and their application to environmental and biological sciences.

Junior R&T Associate in Remote Sensing for (Precision) Agriculture (M/F)

Date added: 24 July 2017

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) seeks a researcher. The applicant's main mission is to provide state of the art work related to a given research thematic or technology to manage the daily research work allowing the smooth progress of the RDI projects.

Optical Calibration Experts

Date added: 24 July 2017

Closing date for applications: 13 August 2017

EUMETSAT is now inviting well qualified candidates from its Member States to apply for the following posts: Optical Calibration Expert and Sentinel-3 Optical Calibration Expert.

One post will focus on the development and implementation of calibration concepts for the Flexible Combined Imager (FCI) of Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) and the METimage and 3MI optical imagers of the EUMETSAT Polar System – Second Generation (EPS-SG). A second post will focus similar activities for the Ocean and Land Colour Imager (OLCI) and the Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR) of the Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellites.

GSCE Assistant Research Professor of Quantitative Remote Sensing

Date added: 20 July 2017

Closing date for applications: 10 August 2017

The Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence (GSCE) seeks a person with research experience focused on terrestrial remote sensing, particularly the development of advanced computing methods to integrate/fuse medium resolution sensor data (e.g., Landsat and Sentinel-2) for large area global land cover and land use change characterisation, with demonstrated computer programming experience.

National Centre for Earth Observation UKESM Core Scientist

Date added: 20 July 2017

Closing date for applications: 29 August 2017

We seek a motivated researcher to join the UK Earth system model core development team, which has responsibility to develop, apply, evaluate and support the use of future generation UK Earth system models (UKESM). The applicant will work on the development of novel techniques to exploit satellite data in the evaluation and development of the UK's new Earth system model, UKESM1.

Manager of Future Programmes in Radar Earth Observation

Date added: 17 November 2016

Airbus Defence and Space in Friedrichshafen (Germany) seeks a Future Programmes Manager for its Future SAR Programmes Team in the Intelligence Business Cluster.

EARSC Market Analyst

Date added: 09 November 2016

EARSC seek a market analyst who will help them to understand the market for the organisation's services. The Market Analyst will work in a small team of people, responsible to the EARSC secretary general. The job will involve conducting case analyses and market studies to understand the economic benefits of the technology and the potential size of specific market sectors.

Technical Project Manager - Earth Observation

Date added: 04 November 2016

The technical project manager at IT Consultancy will run a variety of Earth Observation projects. Typically, such projects involve the development of a software application or service to exploit EO data, for example to process data to meet specific user requirements, or to exploit synergies between different data streams. Other projects look at increasing user uptake for existing data, or to research new data applications.

Postdoctoral position - Understanding methane point source emissions

Date added: 05 September 2016

This project focuses on the application of breakthrough airborne and satellite methane remote sensing technologies.

Postdoctoral position - Volcano observations using InSAR

Date added: 02 September 2016

NASA's goal is to improve understanding of transient magma storage and eruption processes, and to develop techniques to improve volcano hazard assessment and mitigation.

Imaging and Modelling Crustal Deformation using Space Geodesy

Date added: 13 July 2016

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position for imaging and modeling crustal deformation using space geodesy.

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