University of Bern
The Remote Sensing Research Group (RSGB) at the Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland has an opening of a PostDoc position on remote sensing of snow extent (SE). This position is part of a project funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) in the frame of the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) program. The successful candidate will contribute to the ESA CCI+ snow project starting 1.May 2022. The goal of the project is to implement/develop a snow extent time series (1978 – 2023) at global and continental scale retrieved from (Advanced) Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR and VHRR) data. The main focus of the research position will be on algorithm development, (pre-) processing of AVHRR GAC and LAC data, and development of uncertainty measures. The researcher should also contribute to the project reports required by ESA. In addition, a close collaboration with the team members of the international CCI+ snow consortium and RSGB scientists is expected. The PostDoc position of the ESA CCI+ project is funded for a duration of 30 months.
PhD in remote sensing with focus on operational systems
Experience in processing of AVHRR data
Excellent skills in programming (Python) and statistical data analysis
Good knowledge in machine learning (ML) and neuronal networks
Experience in Linux systems and handling of big data
Excellent knowledge in English and good writing skills
Relevant peer-reviewed publications
Algorithm development for the retrieval of snow extent (physical based and ML)
Data processing (with support from our ITC expert and an external CCI+ team)
Data analysis, error propagation, and uncertainty assessment of the snow extent product
Presentation and publication of results at project meetings, international conferences and for peer-reviewed publications
Contribution to ESA reporting
Supervision of master students within this project
Starting date: 1. May 2022. Application due date: 15. March 2022.