CALL 66-2022-1 – Researcher position in the Geomatics Research Unit

  • Full Time
  • 16/12/2022
  • 16/02/2023
  • Reference: CALL 66-2022-1

Who are we looking for?

The Geomatics Research Unit (GM RU) is searching for interested candidates in a Researcher position. For more information about the Geomatics Research Unit visit https://www.cttc.cat/geomatics-gm/.

We offer a full-time permanent position to work in the context of active and passive remote sensing. The candidate will carry out research activities on topics related to two main fields: the development of thematic applications based on remote sensing data, and the development of geometric applications based on the interferometric synthetic aperture radar techniques.

What do we offer?:

  • We offer a permanent contract
  • Annual gross salary according to the profile of the candidate
  • Full-time contract: 7,5 h/day. Flexibility
  • CTTC category: R2. More information about CTTC professional categories can be found at this link: (https://www.cttc.cat/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/CTTC-Professional-categories.pdf).

Exceptional candidates may be considered even if they do not meet all the requirements

  • Career progression
  • Prospect start date: February 2023.
  • Continuous training, access to lab facilities, state of the art infrastructure and polyvalent working spaces, participation in scientific events and R&D projects, complementary skills development.
  • We have great benefits for employees:
    • Paid time off: vacation (33 working days per year), holidays, sick and parental leave and more
    • Up to 3 days of Telework per week. Other requests may be studied to accommodate special needs.
    • Flexible working hours for work-life balance
    • Tax-free optional benefits: restaurant ticket, nursery ticket, transport pass, private health insurance for employees and family.

Qualifications and Experience

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, energetic person, aiming at significantly improving his or her career perspectives in both public and private sectors. The successful applicant should have the competences of R2 category.

  • Required qualification/skills/experience:
    • PhD degree in Geomatics, Earth Sciences, Civil Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science, or a closely related field.
    • Satellite image processing and analysis: optical and hyperspectral images.
    • Satellite image processing and analysis: SAR images.
    • Classification techniques: machine learning-based classification.
    • Method development: studying, developing, and improving methods for different purposes, including soil moisture retrieval, classification, mapping, etc.
    • Hydrology studies at regional scale using remote sensing data.
    • Surface soil moisture estimation using SAR data.
    • Processing tools for satellite-based remote sensing interferometric data.
    • Post-processing techniques for satellite-based remote sensing interferometric products.
    • Outstanding oral and writing English skills.
    • Good publication record in scientific peer-reviewed journals.
    • Participation in national and international research projects.
  • Other skills that are valuable, but not mandatory are:
    • Experience in international research centres.
    • Career distinctions.
    • Experience in preparation of research grant proposals for funding agencies.

Even if you do not meet all the requirements, we encourage you to apply. The candidates’ past performance but also future potential will be considered as criteria for selecting researchers.

How to apply?

All applications must include:

  1. A complete CV, including a list of publications and the contact details of two potential referees.
  2. The PhD degree.
  3. Cover letter stating the motivation and suitability of the candidate.

The application documents must be submitted in pdf format through this online application.

CVs and any other information gathered during this process will be handled confidentially.

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 Who are we?

  • The Center Tecnològic de Telecomunicaciones de Catalunya (CTTC) is a non-profit public sector research institution dedicated to fundamental and applied research activities, focused mainly on technologies related to the physical, data link and network layers of communication systems and Geomatics.
  • CTTC received the “HR Excellence in Research” award in 2015 from the European Commission. This is a recognition of the Institute’s commitment to develop a Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), designed to bring the practices and procedures in line with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code).
  • The CTTC is located in the beautiful Mediterranean Technological Park of Castelldefels, a science park that houses the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, research institutions, innovative companies and startups. The PMT-UPC is located 10 minutes’ walk from the beach and the city center of Castelldefels, also close to childcare centers, public schools and the best international schools. It can be reached by car, train (RENFE) and various bus lines.
  • We have 2 buildings on campus, with state-of-the-art facilities, comfortable work spaces, meeting rooms, and multipurpose spaces, as well as social spaces.
  • The institute has a multicultural environment with more than 130 members (scientific, technical and administrative staff) from all over the world.

CTTC offers and promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

The CTTC seeks to increase the presence of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages them to stand as candidates.

It is also committed to increasing the number of people with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages their applications.

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