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Research Technician in Remote Sensing

University of Southampton - Environmental Change & Sustainability

Location: Southampton
Salary: From £25,627 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th October 2021
Closes: 2nd November 2021
Job Ref: 1530721WR

Fixed Term for 18 months

A research technician with satellite, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and ground data analysis skills is required to assist with work related to European Space Agency Dragon 5 project ‘UAVs for Validation’ and Sentinel 3 Mission performance centre.

The specific work to be undertaken involves:

  • Analysing high spatial resolution satellite and UAV datasets, including pre-processing, retrieval of vegetation biophysical variables, and investigating the accuracy of generated datasets through comparison with ground measurements. 
  • Developing methods to exploit the generated UAV and high spatial resolution satellite datasets for validation of moderate spatial resolution satellite products.
  • Participating in field data collection campaigns organised within the project.
  • Contributing to the writing of project documentation.
  • Managing the database of measurements collected through project field campaigns to ensure they are standardised and up to date.

This is a full time, fixed term post for 18 months and the successful applicant must have a skill level equivalent to Skill level equivalent to achievement of HNC, A-Level, NVQ3. An undergraduate or Master’s degree in Geography, Remote Sensing, or related fields is desirable, have an  in Geography, along with strong image processing skills, experience using standard remote sensing software (e.g. ENVI, SNAP), and previous experience analysing satellite data is essential for the role. Knowledge and experience in analysing Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 images, pre-processing UAV data, and conducting fieldwork for collecting vegetation biophysical variables would be an advantage. Good scientific programming abilities (e.g. Python, Matlab, IDL, or R) is desirable.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Jadu Dash (

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1530721WR on all correspondence. 

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