Job opportunity - Earth Observation Research Associate - Data Scientist/Data Engineer

The Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) is a top-ranking European Research Institute that is highly active in a number of scientific areas focusing on research and development in the field of Earth Observation, amongst other. I-SENSE is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best associates by offering an inspiring and inclusive workplace where talent and hard work are truly recognised and rewarded.

Your role:

You will be a Research Associate-Data Scientist/Engineer and support the implementation of projects from the system design to the development and demonstration phase, primarily in the field of Earth Observation.

The successful candidate will be expected to explore complex Earth Systems using numerical, statistical, and computational approaches that integrate environmental datasets across spatial and temporal scales. The ideal candidate should also be able to conduct research that applies Earth System data to address problems important to society including, but not limited to, those related to climate, agriculture, water, energy and public health.

Preferred Skills:

  • BSc/MSc in Geoinformatics or Electrical & Computer Engineering or a similar subject
  • experience in analysing satellite images and building machine learning models.
  • knowledge of Earth Observation platforms, products and applications
  • experience in pre- and post-processing of Earth Observation data
  • fluency in Python (NumPy, Pandas, scikit-learn, Gdal, OpenCV, Rasterio, etc.)
  • fluency in spoken and written English

What makes you stand out:

  • PhD in geography, earth sciences, atmospheric science, engineering, computer science, mathematics, quantitative theory, or a related field with potential experience on remote sensing and/or geospatial analysis
  • experience in the fields of big data analytics and AI applied to Earth Observation; e.g., analysing climate data and building deep learning models
  • fluency in R
  • coding proficiency using Google Earth Engine (Python and/or JavaScript APIs) or similar open-source geospatial Python packages
  • experience in the use of Open Data Cubes, PostgreSQL/PostGIS
  • experience in using TensorFlow or other machine learning libraries
  • experience with downscaling coarse resolution satellite imagery
  • experience with data fusion or data assimilation including citizen science observations.

Why us?

The I-SENSE group offers a great work environment and career development opportunities in applied research unlocking the potential for an international career. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary group while cooperating with major research/academic institutions and well-known companies in Europe and beyond. The position offers:

  • competitive salary
  • continuous learning (with the most modern methods)
  • interesting and challenging work within large-scale projects
  • international dynamic, fast-paced working environment
  • opportunity to work in a diverse, friendly, and creative environment with talented colleagues
  • a clear path of progression, tailored to your talents and ambitions
  • opportunities to travel abroad

The CV and application must be submitted by 25 APR 2021 via email at:      

For more information, please call at +30-210-7723865

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