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Junior Researcher for the remote sensing based analysis of landslides within the framework of the Dragon4 cooperation projec

 

                                                                                             

 

​Eurac Research is looking for a

Junior Researcher for the remote sensing based analysis of landslides within the framework of the Dragon4 cooperation project (requirement: completion of a MSC thesis within the project)
 
Eurac Research is an interdisciplinary research centre located in Bolzano, Italy. At the institute for earth observation, we integrate remote sensing techniques with interdisciplinary approaches to monitor and to understand key environmental dynamics in mountain regions and related climate and disaster risks.
Within the framework of the cooperation project "Dragon4" (a cooperation between European Space Agency (ESA) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the P.R. China), we are looking for a person (1 year contract as a researcher) to perform her/his MSC thesis on the topic “Remote sensing observations for landslide identification and landslide susceptibility assessment in the Longnan Region and the European Alps”.

Tasks:
· Completion of a MSC thesis within the framework of the mentioned topic (see above)
· Evaluation of remote sensing data to identify and map landslides (e.g. time series) (step 1)
· Performing a landslide susceptibility assessment based on existing statistical models (step 2)
· Combining the modelling results (step 2) with a remote sensing based change detection approach (i.e. land cover changes) to detect/map new landslide events (work step 3)
· Support of project related administrative tasks, communication of the results in oral and written form
· Participation in project relevant meetings (also outside Europe)

Requirements:
 Essential
· Cooperation project requirement: The young scientist must be a European resident and studying in the European area (incl. holding a European passport/identify card)
· Ongoing study/bachelor degree in Geography, Environmental Science, Computer Science or similar with the possibility to work on a MSC thesis within the framework of the project (i.e. Co-supervision from University)
· Good knowledge of GIS and experience in analyzing remote sensing data
· Interest to work in the field of natural hazards (i.e. landslides)
· Good command of spoken and written English
· Team working, motivation to learn and personal initiative
Desired
· Experience in the analysis of data using R 

 We offer:
· 12 month contract as a researcher (beginning as soon as possible)
· 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 application (CV, cover letter and further relevant documents) within 16.12.2018 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
For further information please contact Paola Winkler: Tel: +39 0471 055 370

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