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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Scientist position at the EURAC Institute for Applied Remote Sensing

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Date Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:58:44 +0100

The European Academy Bolzano (EURAC), Institute for Applied Remote Sensing is looking for a

Research Scientist on Solar Resource Assessment


Who we are

EURAC is an interdisciplinary non-profit research centre situated in the heart of the Alps with a focus on mountain research. The EURAC Institute for Applied Remote Sensing develops remote sensing applications for the Alps and other mountainous areas, addressing current environmental problems in the context of global change.


In the framework of EU founded projects we develop methods and algorithms to estimate surface solar radiation in Alpine regions for local and regional energy management. The successful candidate will develop methods and scientific algorithms to downscale the satellite based solar radiation data (2.5km resolution) into a 100m resolution grid. In addition, s/he will work in evaluating and resolving the spectral composition of the incoming solar radiation using existing radiative transfer models, satellite and ground based data. The candidate has to prove an excellent scientific background in atmospheric physics and remote sensing of the atmosphere, a continuous record of peer reviewed publications and the ability in developing new project ideas and research proposals.




  • PhD or 3 years scientific working experience in remote sensing of the atmosphere, atmospheric physics, meteorology, geophysics or comparable subject
  • Demonstrated ability to use radiative transfer models, satellite data and to manage ground based instruments
  • Good programming skills (e.g. IDL, MATLAB, R, Fortran or Python)
  • Ability in team working, good communication with users and other international partners
  • Very good English


  • Knowledge in the field of solar resource assessment / renewable energy
  • Experience in working with large scientific data sets
  • Demonstrated ability to write peer reviewed publications
  • Good German and / or Italian skills


We offer

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

The contract will start as soon as possible and will be issued for 3 years. Candidates should submit their application completed with cover letter, CV and publication list until 31.1.2012 in digital form (PDF) to the address below. Don’t hesitate to contact us for any further questions.

European Academy of Bolzano

Institute for Applied Remote Sensing

Viale Druso 1

39100 Bolzano - Italy


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 We inform you that we will not be allowed to consider any application without this compliancy declaration.



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Silvia Maltauro


EURAC research

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