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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position on Satellite Data for Climate Research

An exciting new postdoctoral position for a research fellow at the ESA Climate Office has opened up and is now accepting applications. For further details on the position itself and how to apply, please visit: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Careers_at_ESA/Research_Fellow_Opportunities.

The Research Fellow Programme is open to nationals of the following states: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK, or Canada as a Cooperating State, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia as European Cooperating States (ECS).

Within the context of the work of the ESA Climate Office, the selected candidate could choose to be involved in various activities depending on their previous research experience. In order of preference, the suggested topics for potential research fellows are:

  • Participating in activities related to the use of Essential Climate Variable products such as climate research, geophysical data analysis, data validation/intercomparison, data visualisation or data assimilation.
  • Developing activities common to a subset of climate projects in an area such as data management (archiving, pre-processing, post-processing), processing or climate domains (Atmospheric, Land and Ocean) and their interfaces.
  • Working with one of the various Climate Change Initiative projects, either those directly managed by the ESA Climate Office (Aerosol_cci, Cloud_cci, Sea_Ice_cci, Soil_Moisture_cci, Fire_cci and Glaciers_cci) as well as others within the CCI portfolio. Websites for these projects are linked from the main CCI website.
  • Working to support cross cutting activities such as data harmonisation, data consistency assessment, uncertainty characterisation, climate applications and climate research.

We encourage a wide range of proposals and can be reasonably flexible in what subjects can be covered. Preference will be given to applications submitted by candidates within three years of receiving their PhD.

Deadline for applications: 10th January 2016.