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Junior Earth Observation Scientist


The Earth Observation Institute of Eurac Research provides various satellite-derived environmental information on mountain ecosystems to understand pressures of land use and climate. We are looking for a junior researcher to contribute to our research activities in the field of vegetation and land cover monitoring. Specifically, the junior researcher should implement workflows for ecosystem monitoring to support current project activities. 



  • Implementing EO-based workflows (classification and change detection methodologies)
  • Sensitivity analysis of products with regard to methodologies 
  • Validation of final products
  • Reporting and documentation 



  • Graduated student in Geoinformatics, Geosciences or similar with a strong background in Earth Observation
  • Profound understanding of remote sensing data (optical including hyperspectral and radar)
  • Good knowledge of a common scripting language (R, Python, IDL) and Geographic Information Systems (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS)
  • Very good English (oral and written)
  • Research experience in interdisciplinary working environments is an advantage
  • Team working, motivation to learn and personal initiative
  • Knowledge of an additional language (German, Italian) is an advantage


We offer:

  • Junior researcher contract for 12 months 
  • State-of-the-art technical facilities (soft- and hardware, communication tools)
  • Access to EURAC's numerous scientific and cultural facilities and events
  • An attractive working place in a vivid city in the heart of the Alps with endless opportunities for skiing, hiking, climbing


How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their online application (CV, cover letter and further relevant documents) within 22.01.2021 to the following address:

Eurac Research
Institute for Earth Observation

Viale Druso 1 – 39100 Bolzano
Email: earth.observation@eurac.edu - www.eurac.edu
Tel: +39 0471 055 370 / Fax: + 39 0471 055 389

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