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Postdoctoral Researcher – Geospatial Science

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Spain (North) - Europe
Town/City Leioa
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 02/04/2024
Company Name BC3 - Basque Centre for Climate Change
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We are looking for a Geospatial Scientist who can support the research projects and the development of ARIES technical tasks. The (https://aries.integratedmodelling.org/), is a semantic web infrastructure that uses AI to build computational solutions to environmental, policy and sustainability problems.

The researcher will be participating in various activities throughout the project, such as:

  • Technical support in the development of the ARIES platform and in relation to ongoing research projects that use it, especially the NBSOIL project (https://nbsoil.eu/) and its open library of soil health variables and modelling components.
  • Internal coordination of the data resources used by the ARIES teamwork within BC3.
  • Coordinating with external project partners and stakeholders.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support model development and data integration within ARIES platform.
  • Support the data management and coordination of the NBSOIL project and further related projects.
  • Technical support in relation to ongoing ARIES research activities, and in particular those related to NBSOIL.
  • International travelling and participation to NBSOIL related meetings when required.

Main requirements/skills:

  • PhD or Master degree related to Geomatics.
  • Previous experience in R&D projects.
  • Previous exposure to Open Source Software related projects.
  • Experience in geospatial data processing and management.
  • A working knowledge of geomatics and in particular open source GIS and standards/protocols to expose geospatial assets (JSON at minimum).
  • Experience with database management systems such as PostgreSQL.
  • Experience in programming languages (any language and in particular Python and Java).
  • Ability to participate in teamwork and interact with a broad range of collaborators.
  • Ability to work independently, with a diverse, multi-location and multi-lingual team.
  • Experience in agile management and in particular issue and project tracking.

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience in environmental (or social or integrated) modelling. Experience with ARIES would be a plus.
  • Familiarity with Docker containers.
  • Exposure to Git and Maven technologies.
  • Experience in project coordination and management.
  • Excellent written and oral command of English.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

 Benefits and work environment:

  • Interdisciplinary and inspiring work environment
  • Quiet and spacious workspaces
  • Possibility of participating in internal training and academic activities of the center
  • 35-hour week work calendar
  • 30 days of vacation per year
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