Research Associate in Earth Observation

University of Leicester - School of Geography, Geology and the Environment

College of Science and Engineering

School of Geography, Geology and Environment

Open-ended subject to fixed-term funding. Funding is available to 31 March 2020.

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 one of the top 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 in Earth Observation in the School of Geography, Geology and Environment to complement the Forests 2020 project team. The role involves research into satellite Earth Observation of tropical forests to protect biodiversity and mitigate climate change by protecting carbon stocks. Based in the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research, the researcher will develop PYTHON code for forest cover change detection from the Sentinel-1 and 2 satellite missions. The forest monitoring research in the Centre won the international Copernicus Masters Sustainable Living Challenge in 2017. We are looking for a dedicated and motivated creative researcher with strong programming skills. You will hold a PhD degree in a relevant subject or have equivalent professional experience.

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Heiko Balzter on

The closing date for this post is midnight on 8 January 2018.

We anticipate that interviews will take place on 29 January 2018.

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