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Position: Researcher in remote sensing and data science
Institution: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Location: Laxenburg, Wien, Austria
Duties: Act as the main point of contact between OpenGeoHub and IIASA for the OpenEarthMonitor project; Build processing workflows for forest, and land-use monitoring; Contribute to geo-wiki applications and datasets; Coordinate and support the collection of In-situ crowdsourced reference datasets and other auxiliary data needed for the project; Contribute to new projects using crowdsourced data to improve crop and crop yield information, as well as other reference data
Requirements: An advanced university degree (PhD or Master's) in remote sensing (optical, radar, lidar); Experience in research topics related to Google Earth Engine, QGIS, Python, or open source software that allows for processing of remotely sensed images and management of GIS databases; Demonstrated research experience in optical-based remote sensing techniques; Excellent organizational skills and the capacity to deliver on allocated tasks and respond to deadlines in a timely manner
   
Text: Deadline: 25 May 2022 APPLY 33-2022 APPLY 33-2022 Researcher in remote sensing and data science IIASA ADVANCING SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (ASA) PROGRAM The Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability (NODES) Research Group , within the ASA Program is recruiting a remote sensing and data science specialist who will work within the Program for the Open Earth Monitor project background The focus of the NODES group is to mobilize the tools of citizen science and data science combined with Earth observation to monitor, analyze, and foster progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) around the world. We are looking for a specialist to work on the Open Earth Monitor project. The project is lead by the NGO OpenGeoHub in which IIASA is strongly involved. The overall objective of the Open-Earth-Monitor is to provide a FAIR-compliant cyberinfrastructure, based on cloud-based implementation of open source software, to serve robust and generic data science tools to a diversity of European and global programs and actions (e.g., European Green Deal actions, Copernicus Land Monitoring Programme, Copernicus Climate Change Service, GEOSS, Destination Earth and similar). In particular to design, implement and release an operational solution for processing and serving EO data, environmental in-situ-data, and AI, ML and HPC models (OpenEM-computing-engine) and to Design, implement and release a suite of intuitive tools to enable targeted end-users to monitor the status of natural resources at European / Global scales and production of environmental B2B solutions. The Position The successful candidate will have a full understanding and interest in theory and applications of remote sensing. In particular, knowledge of processing remotely sensed images using Python and R as well as Google Earth Engine, and working knowledge of GIS (ArcGis or QGIS). The incumbent must have good project management skills as well as a good understanding of open and FAIR data. Experience in monitoring forests, biomass and agricultural areas as well collecting In-Situ data is an advantage. main duties and responsibilities Act as the main point of contact between OpenGeoHub and IIASA for the OpenEarthMonitor project. Build processing workflows for forest, and land-use monitoring Contribute to geo-wiki applications and datasets Coordinate and support the collection of In-situ crowdsourced reference datasets and other auxiliary data needed for the project. Contribute to new projects using crowdsourced data to improve crop and crop yield information, as well as other reference data In line with the team spirit that prevails at IIASA, the incumbent may occasionally work on other tasks assigned by their superiors, that might not be directly related to this appointment but where the post holder has relevant experience and skills, and/or a shortage of immediate personnel capabilities requires such. skills and qualifications An advanced university degree (PhD or Master's) in remote sensing (optical, radar, lidar) Experience in research topics related to Google Earth Engine, QGIS, Python, or open source software that allows for processing of remotely sensed images and management of GIS databases Demonstrated research experience in optical-based remote sensing techniques Excellent organizational skills and the capacity to deliver on allocated tasks and respond to deadlines in a timely manner Ability to draft reports that analyze and summarize scientific information and policy applications Excellent communication skills in English (both written and oral); knowledge of other relevant languages (such as Bahasa Indonesia) is an asset Excellent interpersonal skills and readiness to work within a diverse team environment IIASA offers an interdisciplinary and international workplace, and the possibility to interact with researchers of different nationalities, with strong ties to a world-wide network of research institutions engaged in environmental systems research. The successful candidate must be able to work in, and have respect for, an intercultural environment, and IIASA core values . appointment terms We offer an initial fixed-term, full-time (40 hours per week) employment contract for one year, with the possibility of extension thereafter. Eligible applicants wishing to work part-time hours will also be considered. The start date is negotiable. Duties will be carried out at the IIASA premises in Laxenburg, near Vienna in Austria (up to 100 days per year home office working within Austria possible). The successful candidate will be hired as a researcher (R1) or research scholar (R2) according to their corresponding profile in the IIASA researcher profiles for research careers . WE OFFER A minimum gross annual, full-time salary of: EUR 33,924.00 for R1 researchers EUR 44,204.00 for R2 research scholars IIASA salaries are: Exempt from income tax in Austria Negotiable, based on the qualifications, skills and experience of the selected individual. Subject to deductions for health insurance and/or social security. Not directly comparable with other employers in Austria, due to the unique legal status and privileges granted to IIASA. Subject to the principle of income aggregation (Progressionsvorbehalt in German). In addition: Educational subsidies for children of school age enrolled in private schools in Austria. A generous annual leave allowance. Moving and settlement allowances and paid home leave for employees in scientific and professional categories hired from international locations. Assistance for newcomers to Austria with visa, work and residency permit applications. Support finding accommodation in Austria. Further details here . About IIASA IIASA is committed to a working environment that promotes equality, diversity, tolerance and inclusion within its workforce. This is reflected in our IIASA core values . We encourage qualified candidates from all religious, ethnic, and social backgrounds to apply. In the case that candidates are equally qualified, preference will be given to applicants from countries where IIASA has a National Member Organization (NMO). Further Information For further information about this opportunity please contact: Dr. Steffen Fritz , Principal Research Scholar, NODES research group For general questions about working at IIASA, please contact: recruitment@iiasa.ac.at Applications To apply for this opportunity, you will need to provide the following documents in English: A cover letter outlining your motivation for and fit to the position A detailed Curriculum Vitae The names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone numbers of two work-related reference givers. Deadline for receipt of applications: 25 May 2022 APPLY Applications To apply for this opportunity, you will need to provide the following documents in English: A cover letter outlining your motivation for and fit to the position A detailed Curriculum Vitae The names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone numbers of two work-related reference givers. Deadline for receipt of applications: 25 May 2022 APPLY
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