The Field Spectroscopy Facility is based in the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh and supports the UK Earth Observation and environmental sciences communities to produce excellent research. We seek a new team member to join the facility, tasked with developing spectroscopic methods in support of Earth Observation, and to ensure the calibration, validation and quality assurance of the facility’s field and laboratory equipment. You will ensure our equipment meets strict quality assurance standards, operate the in-house optical calibration laboratory, seek to develop understanding of spectroscopic instrumentation when used for earth observation activities, install and maintain sun-photometer and greenhouse gas monitoring networks, and contribute to the smooth operation of equipment loans. You will provide advice to users and develop tools and methods to support their science in the field, including using drone-based sensors.
You will work closely with the Facility Director, the Facility Operations Manager, members of the Facility Science Steering Committee, and the National Centre for Earth Observation. There is strong potential for developing more links to spectroscopic research over time, with career development. FSF is part of the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council’s National Capability and is managed by the National Centre for Earth Observation.
This post is full-time, fixed term until 31st March 2024 (with a possibility of an extension) and is available immediately.
The School aims to ensure equality of opportunity and holds an Athena SWAN Silver award. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender or ethnic group. Appointment will be based on merit alone.
Salary: £33,199 – £39,609 per annum
Closing date is 17 September 2019
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Earth Observation Vacancies at The Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)
The EO group is seeking to employ up to ten (10) new open-ended posts at either Scientist (post-doctoral or equivalent experience – salary up to £37,281) or Senior Scientist grade (salary up to £44,958).
Scientist grade posts will work in a variety of UK and international projects including:
- research in the Red Sea and western Indian Ocean;
- optical water-type classification in coastal and transitional waters;
- monitoring the Carbon cycle from space;
- investigating marine ecosystems and human health;
- climate data records on ocean colour and lake colour.
Scientist-level applicants would have a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant numerate discipline and will undertake and support high-quality research, data analysis and software development, with some flexibility in their weighting dependent on interests. You need to be highly motivated, capable of working independently as well as collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team, and possess effective time management skills, to perform effectively in this busy and successful group. Furthermore, over time Scientist-grades would be given the opportunity in time to develop their own ideas into research proposals.
Senior scientists are expected to have demonstrated success in supporting their own research with funding in EO of marine or freshwater science complementary to existing EOSA areas. They will also take leading roles in new or ongoing projects, and manage and mentor scientists working in related areas.
Finally, we would consider applications from candidates who do not hold a PhD or equivalent but who have demonstrated EO experience at undergraduate or postgraduate level and strong numerical and/or programming ability (at Junior Scientist level up to £28,652) who may wish to develop their career in Earth Observation within the group.
More details are available here
If you are interested in applying for a role with our Earth Observation Group, please Apply Here
Closing date for applications: 30th September 2019