Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy
Deadline: December 17, 2019
The Food Security Unit (European Commission – Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy) is opening a Contract Agent position on machine learning and deep learning for yield forecasting in Africa using Earth observation and meteorological data.
The successful candidate will develop yield forecasting methods using ML and compare them, in terms of accuracy and timeliness, against the currently used ones (mostly multiple regressions using remote sensing and meteorological data).
The position is for one initial year (renewable up to six) and open for citizens of EU member states and associate countries (https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/grants_manual/hi/3cpart/h2020-hi-list-ac_en.pdf).
More details here: https://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/?site=IPR&type=AX
(check the “sustainable resources” section)