The European Commission’s in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), is offering a number of interesting (scientific) officer positions. Particularly two positions have caught my attention: A position within a project that uses Earth Observation and deep learning for forest disturbance monitoring in Europe and a position within the biodiversity and protected areas management project.

The overall purpose of the person working on forest disturbance monitoring is to research disturbance regimes (other than wildfires) in European forests, how they can be monitored close-to-real-time using EO as well as other geospatial data. A particular question to address in this job is the attribution of individual disturbance events, detected using EO, to particular agents, be they biotic, abiotic, or anthropogenic. The scientist within the second project shall drive the ongoing development of a Reference Information System for biodiversity and protected areas, with particular focus on tracking key conservation targets through advanced geospatial data analysis (job description as provided on the JRC website).

Application deadline is 10/01/2021 for the position in the project focusing on forest disturbance monitoring and 20/01/2021for the scientific project officer working in the biodiversity and protected areas management project. Both positions are intended for a duration of 36 months, with possible renewals up to maximum 6 years.

For more detailed information and if you would like to apply for one of these positions, please follow this link and scroll down to “Sustainable Resources“!