FG IV – SCIENTIFIC PROJECT OFFICER – EARTH OBSERVATION AND DEEP LEARNING FOR FOREST DISTURBANCE MONITORING IN EUROPE

Bioeconomy Unit of the Directorate for Sustainable Resources, ESA Joint Research Center, JRC, Ispra, Italy
Posted: December 15, 2020

The overall purpose of this job is to research disturbance regimes (other than wildfires) in European forests, how they can be monitored close-to-real-time using EO as well as other geospatial data. A particular question to address in this job is the attribution of individual disturbance events, detected using EO, to particular agents, be they biotic, abiotic, or anthropogenic.

Requirements Include:

  • A doctoral diploma in computational ecology, Earth systems sciences, applied computer science, forestry, or related field, or alternatively completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma and at least five years of professional experience in a field relevant to the position;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in geospatial environmental or ecological analysis of large data sets with advanced machine learning, computer vision, and/or deep learning;
  • Proficiency in programming (Python and R in particular);
  • Good spoken and written English.

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