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3-years Postdoctoral Position (70%) in remote sensing of snow

The Remote Sensing Research Group (RSGB) has an opening of a Postdoc position on remote sensing of snow extent (SE). This position is part of
a new project funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) in the frame of the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) program.

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Space Data Policy Manager

The UK Space Agency is seeking to recruit enthusiastic, top talent to lead the development of Satellite Earth Observation data policy and its data infrastructure strategy.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the UK Space Agency just as the UK is taking the leading role in the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Earth Observation programmes, negotiating its future relationship with the EU and building bilateral missions. The post holder will join a dynamic team and quickly build responsibilities to work within the Agency, with UK and international industry and academia. The post holder will provide a vital role in the EO team as it looks to shape the future of earth observation domestically and globally and as it delivers cutting edge research and technology.

Salary: £33,150 (National) £37,200 (London) – £40,198 (National) £43,430 (London)
Grade: Senior: Executive Officer
Contract type: Permanent
Business area: Growth Directorate

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Remote Sensing Scientist – Opportunity in ESA ESRIN, Frascati, Italy

To work in a team providing scientific and technical support services to ESA Earth Observation exploitation programmes, now focussing on the Copernicus Sentinel satellites. The position is for a remote sensing education and training specialist, to play an important role in developing ESA remote sensing training programmes, including webinars, MOOCs and e-leaning, for a range of audiences (decision makers, graduates, secondary school students). The scope of the work includes contract definition and management, preparation of training material, organisation of training courses, presentations, and user liaison.

Available from April 2018, initially until end May 2019.

For further information contact Mike Wooding at Remote Sensing Applications Consultants Ltd, Bishop’s Sutton, Alresford, HANTS. Email: Tel: 01962 736150

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Lecturer in Geographical Information Science (Physical Geography)

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £35,550 to £49,149 per annum
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closes: 23rd February 2018
  • Employment Type : Permanent
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Senior Earth Observation Scientist

Pixalytics is looking Senior Earth Observation Specialist to support the development, and growth, of the company. The role will primarily be supporting international focussed projects on agriculture, although there will be opportunities to be involved in other work such as our online products launching later this year.


  • Salary £30,000 – £35,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.
  • 2 Year Fixed Term Post based in Plymouth.
  • Closing Date is 5.00pm on Friday 9th February 2018.
  • Interviews scheduled for Friday 16th February 2018.
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3 Postdoctoral Researchers – at the Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences

Full-time fixed term-position, corresponding to §2 Abs. 2 WissZeitVG, for initially 2 years with a possible extension in a collaborative project. The main focus of this initiative are transformation processes of agricultural systems and land use patterns in the Mediterranean region. In this region the project will conduct pilot studies and establish academic networks. The overall goal is the submission of research proposals to inter-disciplinary, third-party funded programs.

The positions cannot be shared. Main place of service is Witzenhausen; regular stays of several months in the target countries will be required.

Deadline for application: 01.02.2018

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H2020 Space Evaluator for the European Commission

The REA Space Unit is looking for high-level remote sensing and commercial experts for the H2020 Space calls closing on the 6th of March 2018. The fields of earth observation topics are listed below and the topic description is available in the H2020 Space work programme.

In order to be involved as an evaluator in H2020, you have to be registered in the H2020 joint database of independent experts filling the form available

Through the single registration in the database, you can also be considered for evaluations or monitoring in other Space-related programmes such as the SME
Instrument, ICT, Key Enabling Technologies, or Earth observation in the societal challenges programmes.

Interested to be an evaluator in the H2020 Space calls or to suggest suitable female
experts? Please contact REA by the email<> before the 10th of
January 2018 !

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Manager of EARSeL LinkedIn page

EARSeL (European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories) is looking for a young
member/PhD Student/young researcher with a background in Remote Sensing and in
social media for the management of the LinkedIn page of the association.

The tasks of the manager of the EARSeL page are to regularly update and feed the
LinkedIn page of the association with news, events and opportunities in the earth
observation domain. The goal is also to make the page as attractive as possible.

The LinkedIn page manager will work in close collaboration with the EARSeL webmaster
and will be in contact with the EARSeL Secretariat and the EARSeL Bureau.

A contract will be signed between EARSeL and the LinkedIn page manager. A honorary
is proposed and an annual activity report will have to be send by the LinkedIn page
manager to the EARSeL Bureau.

The contract would start in the first quarter of 2018.

If interested, please send your CV and letter of motivation to the EARSeL
Secretariat on before December 1st, 2017.

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Postdoctoral research fellow in Remote Sensing

Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Research on Remote Sensing based drought indices for the project’s case study studies.
  • Product derivation (or improvement of existing products) of vegetation parameters’ (LST and LAI) from optical satellite data for crop yield modeling.
  • Research on assimilation of vegetation parameters to the process-based crop yield model.
  • Communication and active cooperation with the project partners and potential stakeholders.
  • Undertake short field visits to the project case study areas.
  • Support supervision of PhD, MSc, and BSc students in the context of the project.

Required skills and competences:

  • Doctoral degree (or equivalent work experience) in Remote Sensing or Geomatics.
  • Excellent understanding of principles in Remote Sensing as well as skills in handling and processing of Remote Sensing and GIS data; an experience with agronomic modelling is an advantage.
  • Sound programming skills (R, Python etc.) for spatial application.
  • Publication record in international peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Excellent English skills, German language is of advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills and team-oriented attitude in a collaborative environment.
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Lecturer in Geographical Information Science (GIS)

Location: Manchester
Salary: £34,956 to £48,327 per annum according to experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 3rd July 2017
Closes: 3rd August 2017
Job Ref: HUM-10321

See Employer´s website.