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[Met-jobs] Research Associate in Geographic Information Science (maternity cover), University of Leicester

From Roger Brugge <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Wed, 4 Oct 2017 09:37:52 +0000

Research Associate in Geographic Information Science (maternity cover)

School of Geography, Geology and 
Environment<http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/geoggeolenv>

Salary Grade 7 - £33,518 to £38,833 per annum, pro rata

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the 
world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to 
join us. We are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and have an 
international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are led by 
discovery and innovation, with the synergy between research and learning at the 
core of our activity.

We wish to appoint a research associate to work as technical project lead on 
the UK Copernicus Land Monitoring project team on the production of the CORINE 
UK land cover map 2018, the change map from 2012 to 2018 and the validation of 
High Resolution Layers (HRLs) for 2015. The project contributes to the 
obligations by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) to 
report to the European Environment Agency. The team will use Copernicus 
satellite imagery from the Sentinel programme and additional spatial data 
sources. The role includes overseeing the production of the CLC2018 map and 
developing and implementing appropriate methods to validate the HRL datasets in 
accordance to guidelines set by the EEA.

Candidates are expected to hold a good honours degree, and PhD in Geography, 
Environmental Science or another relevant subject, or demonstrate equivalent 
professional experience. Experience in satellite image interpretation, GIS and 
remote sensing, are essential. Strong leadership and organisational skills are 
important as project manager for the grant as well as team working, time 
management, and good communication skills.

Click here for further information and details regarding this 
position<http://www.le.ac.uk/jobs/external/SEN00918_Job_Summary.pdf>

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Heiko Balzter on 
hb91@le.ac.uk<mailto:hb91@le.ac.uk>

The closing date for this post is midnight on 30 October 2017

We anticipate that interviews will take place on 14 November 2017
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BEQ430/research-associate-in-geographic-information-science-maternity-cover/

Best regards,

Heiko Balzter



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