The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC, Ispra, Italy) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join the Exploratory Research Project “Assessing Forest Biodiversity and Resilience from Space”, coordinated by Alessandro Cescatti.
The vacancy is within the Directorate for Sustainable Resources, Bio-Economy unit (JRC.D1).
The project has the scope to quantify biodiversity and resilience of forests using high-resolution remote sensing based on multiple technologies and platforms. The project will also analyse the relationship between biodiversity and resilience metrics derived from remote sensing. The output will contribute to the optimization of management strategies for the adaptation of forest ecosystems to future environmental conditions.

A scientist with the following qualifications:
– A doctoral diploma in remote sensing, geography, environmental sciences, ecosystem modelling or related field. Alternatively, completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma and at least five years professional experience in a field relevant to the position;
– Extensive knowledge and experience in the collation and analysis of large geospatial and/or environmental datasets is essential;
– Broad knowledge in the area of remote sensing of vegetation, including experience in the use of optical, SAR and/or Lidar data is essential;
– Strong experience with numerical computing languages (e.g. R, Python) and the use of cloud computing environments (e.g. Google Earth Engine) is essential;

24 months employment contract as Contractor Agent within the Exploratory Research Project “Assessing Forest Biodiversity and Resilience from Space”. Employment contracts for Contract Agents can be renewed for maximum 6 years. Deadline for the application 06/10/2021.
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