Marine Earth Observation Scientist
Date added: 02 January 2019
Organisation: Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)
Location: Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 28 January 2019
PML is looking for a versatile remote-sensing scientist to work on new national and international research and development projects in the PML Earth Observation science group. Current projects focus on R&D in satellite data analysis and processing methods for monitoring water quality in coastal, transitional and open-ocean water bodies from the regional up to the global scale.
Scientific areas include: high resolution remote sensing of coastal suspended particulates, eutrophication indicators and open-ocean observation of the ocean carbon cycle. The work will use 1 km and 300m optical satellite data from Sentinel-3 OLCI and 10-60m data from Sentinel-2 MSI in a cutting-edge computing environment including a recent £1M investment in a GPU-based processing cluster.
The post is initially for three years, but given the on-going success of the PML EO group extension for longer duration is anticipated.
The appointment will be made at Scientist grade and candidates would possess a PhD or equivalent experience in Earth Observation, limnology, oceanography or a similar numerical field (mathematics, statistics, computing, or physics). The successful candidates will need to demonstrate strong computing skills as appropriate for quantitative remote sensing R&D (most of PML's software is implemented in Python) as well as numerical and mathematical skills. The post holder will work both individually and in a team, as required, be self-motivated, with good communication skills, including in scientific writing.
Learn more about the opportunity and how to apply.