Researcher within the field of Big Earth Observation Data Science

Eurac Research is looking for a

Researcher within the field of Big Earth Observation Data Science

German title

Wissenschaftlicher/e Mitarbeiter/in im Bereich der

Italian title

Ricercatore/ricercatrice nell’ambito della informatica per
l’osservazione della terra

Short description of the position/project:

Eurac Research is an interdisciplinary research centre located in
Bolzano, Italy. At the Institute for Earth Observation (EO) we do
research on monitoring of environmental parameter and processes with EO
and climate data in mountain regions and are hosting a huge amount of
earth observation data for the alpine region. The person we are looking
for willsupport our group “Advanced Computing for Earth Observation” in
bringing scientific concepts and algorithms in the field of Big EO Data
into operation.


·Development of tools and application for earth observation and
geospatial tasks.

·Development of efficient processing chains out of prototype code,
including approaches such as parallelization or cloud computing.

·Processing of remote sensing and geo-spatial data sets with a focus on
time series.

·Validation of processing chains and products

·Documentation of software and code

·Maintenance and support to researchers on specific scientific SW.



·Degree in geo-informatics, computer science, informatics engineering or
similar qualification

·2 years of proven experience in programming in the GEO or Earth
Observation domain

·Experience in remote sensing methods and software including image
pre-processing, classification and statistical analysis

·Deep knowledge in programming languages such as: Python, R, Java and/or

·Experience working with a Linux environment and command-line (shell)

·Ability in team working, good communication, motivation to learn and

·Very good English (spoken and written). German and/or Italian skills
are highly appreciated


Knowledge of EO software tools such as Sentinel or Orfeo Toolboxes
Knowledge of GIS Systems (GRASS software suite, QuantumGIS, ArcGIS,
Knowledge of Databases for raster management such as open data cube
or rasdaman
Knowledge of container-based cluster computing (docker, openshift,
kubernetis, etc.)

·Data analysis and visualization skills for spatial and temporal data

We offer:

·An interesting, highly responsible job in a young international and
interdisciplinary team

·The opportunity for further qualification

·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 15.02.2019 to the
following email address:

Eurac Research
Institute for Earth Observation

Viale Druso 1 – 39100 Bolzano
Email: <>- <>
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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