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Internal Research Fellow PostDoc in Emerging Technologies and Earth Observation

2018-12-18 19:30:27| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Research Fellowship Opportunity in the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes. ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged. Post Internal Research Fellow PostDoc in Emerging Technologies and Earth Observation This post is classified F2 on the Coordinated Organisations salary scale. Location ESRIN, Frascati, Italy Our Team and Mission The lab exists to accelerate the future of earth observation, by helping Europes earth observation and space ecosystem adopt disruptive technologies and methods. Right now, were working with AI, cubesat, drone and hyperspectral payload data and VR, but HAPs, quantum technologies and distributed ledgers are on our todo list. lab is part of the ESA Earth Observation Programmes Department developing future systems for earth observation. lab also hosts ESAs InCubed programme, providing rapid funding of innovative public private partnerships to exploit new EO markets. lab also convenes experts from across the World to develop research agendas on the relevance for EO of emerging technology topics including AI, distributed ledgers and quantum computing. lab tests concepts in 13 month Case Studies executed by a multidisciplinary research team that youd be a part of. Successful ideas are scaled up through partnerships with ESA staff, external researchers and university institutes, new space companies in every ESA member state, and disseminated through scientific publications and conferences and scale up projects. The lab research team will grow to 1520 staff in 2019, including this intake of research fellows and secondees from industry and visiting fellows. The research team is supported by a team of engineers and the labs leadership team. lab gets Case Study requests from across ESAs Earth Observation Programme and industry, and in we expect proposals from InCubed bidders, new space companies, university partners and ESAs Business Incubation Centres. Interested candidates are highly encouraged to visit the ESA website www.esa.int Fields of research and activities As a research fellow you will Propose and make the case for your own research case studies Help deliver case studies proposed by others using an agile sprint based approach over periods up to 3 months Help prioritize proposals, in collaboration with Earth Observation Program leadership and ideally collaborating with industry. Link your work to existing activity in the Earth Observation Programme, including in science, future systems, ground segments and applications, so helps them adopt new disruptive approaches. Work with partners from academia and industry to help deliver research case studies, through external projects commissioned from them to accelerate your work. By the time you leave lab, youll have worked on 68 case studies, coauthored papers on these, had substantial experience of agile RD, had seminars with or worked with 50100 World experts on our core topics, attended 13 international conferences or events, and worked directly with leaders from across ESA and Europes New Space companies. Your research will apply artificial intelligence to earth observation and geospatial data, and may involve one of more of the following topics Small Sat mission concepts, High Altitude Platforms, miniaturised sensors Convergence of IoT and observational data, hyperspectral data, ultrahigh resolution data Distributed ledgers and quantum computing applications to earth observation. Theres more information research case studies were currently doing on our blog httpblogs.esa.intphilab In addition you will Carry out research as part of a team in one or more of the fields of research, Lead and assist interdisciplinary projects with other lab members and experts from elsewhere e.g. relevant ESA departments, industry or the research community, Publish peerreviewed literature, and promoteshare your results and tools through digital tools, including social media and Jupyter notebooks, etc, Perform and participate in assessments on new technologies of strategic interest for ESA, and contribute to the lab research and innovation strategy. Technical competencies Knowledge relevant to the field of research Researchpublication record Ability to conduct research autonomously Breadth of exposure coming from past andor current researchactivities General interest in space and space research Behavioural competencies Innovation Creativity Continuous Learning Communication Relationship Management Self Motivation Problem Solving CrossCultural Sensitivity Education Applicants should have recently completed, or be close to completion of a PhD in related to our Fields of Research. Preference will be given to applications submitted by candidates within five years of receiving their PhD. In particular for this position, the following is also required A degree in relevant scientific disciplines, in particular computer science, or engineering, space science, data science, or new space business engineering Proficiency in programming languages, in particular Python. Additional requirements Experience in the new space industry, commercial analysis, costbenefit analysis Proven experience leading research, with international recognition and peer reviewed publications Ability to think outside the box and explore new avenues, with natural curiosity and a passion for new subjects and research areas Demonstrated experience in leading research initiatives and working autonomously Experience of applying Agile development approaches to RD problems. Communicate effectively in written and oral form and in presentations. The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset. Other information For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework. For this RF Opportunity, in addition to your CV and a cover letter stating your motivation for applying, your application must include a research case study proposal as set out in 3. below, which is to be attached in the additional documents field of the application information section. A 1 page cover letter minimum 10 point, Times A 2 page CV, with hyperlinks to your publication record, LinkedIn profile and github account, where available Case Study you should draft a proposal for a lab Case Study and include it with your proposal maximum 250 words. Assessment of this will form part of your application. It will be assessed against Ability to concisely explain your ideas Potential impact on the earth observation research and industrial community Scalability of the concept Fit with existing mix of skills in the lab primarily machine learning and earth observation Realism of the proposal, methodology and schedule for a 3 month project that involves up to 6 researchers. . The closing date for applications is 3 February 2019. Candidates are asked to arrange for 3 reference letters, to be sent by the referees themselves, before the closing date to temp.htresa.int. Please ensure your name is mentioned in the subject of the email. The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests. If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resourcesesa.int. Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada and Slovenia as well as Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia as European Cooperating States ECS. Priority will first be given to candidates from underrepresented Member States. In accordance with the European Space Agencys security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment Apply HERE

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