Minimize Earth Observation Data Scientist: Sandwich Student

Date added: 03 September 2018

Organisation: Science and Technology Facilities Council

Location: Oxford, England

Application deadline: 28 October 2018


The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) invite applications for the role of Earth Observation Data Scientist - Sandwich Student.

STFC is one of Europe's largest research organisations. We're trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we're driving ground-breaking advances in science, technology and Engineering.

Each year we offer opportunities to undergraduate sandwich students to gain practical experience, working alongside technical experts at the forefront of scientific research. We offer an invaluable experience with exposure to world class science and technology and the opportunity to develop working relationships that continue well after your placement has finished.

Your role as an Earth Observation Data Scientist within the STFC-RSG will be to:

  • contribute to development and maintenance of new computer code for production and visualisation of STFC-RSG satellite datasets
  • support the scientific exploitation and operational applications of satellite data, through interaction on data handling with colleagues in scientific institutes and commercial companies
  • contribute to development of software tools to monitor near-real time data production.


  • at university, enrolled on an undergraduate degree course and required or have requested to take a year out of studies to gain experience within industry (S)
  • right to live and work in the UK (S)
  • studying for a degree in a physical science, computer science or maths (S)
  • accomplished computer programming skills, preferably in Python, IDL, C++ or Fortran (S&I)
  • knowledge of webpage and web tool development (S&I)
  • aptitude for working and communicating effectively within a small team (I).


  • motivation to work in Earth Observation from space and climate science (S&I)
  • experience of webpage and web tool development (HTML, JavaScript) (S&I)
  • experience of Linux/Unix operating systems(S&I)
  • experience working with a large computer cluster and/or handling large datasets (S&I)
  • experience in developing, maintaining or using complex computer codes (S&I)
  • ability to manage own time effectively and multi-task (I).

Learn more about the role and how to apply.

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