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RESEARCHER position (post doc) – GNSS data analysis for earth observation

Italian Space Agency

  • Italy
  • €Attractive
  • Research facilities

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The Italian Space Agency (ASI) is a public research institution whose mission is promote, develop and disseminate the scientific and technological research applied to space, aerospace and fundamental physics. The technical and scientific areas are structured following a classification reflecting the new organizational structure that the ASI has recently given: Exploration and Observation of the Universe, Flight, Earth Observation, Telecommunication and Navigation, Launchers and Space Transport, Satellite Infrastructures, Radar, Spectroscopy, Metrology and Quantum Technologies.

The project goal is the observation of the climate changes variables (gases concentrations) from several points of view and the development of a new class of sensors with improved performances.   

Recent workshops noted that currently, the global climate models and satellite-based observing systems are useful in supporting decisions from the national to global scales, but are inadequate for sub-national to local decision-making as the spatial resolution of their products are too coarse.

The project that includes several academic and research institutions is an experimental collaboration for atmospheric observation through satellite data and on site experimental measurements through optical gas sensors.

The task of ASI in the project is the development of optical gas sensors, on site experimental measurements and comparison with same observables obtained through GNSS data analysis.

The work will be predominantly focused on following topics:

Data processing of GNSS observations from: ground network and spaceborne Radio Occultation. The data processing will provide information suitable for studies  in the field of atmosphere Physics and Meteorology.

Modeling of global changes phenomena through innovative algorithms.

Contribution to the relevant research activities of the group within national and international collaboration is also expected.

Requirements:
Two years post doc experience in the area of interest is necessary.
PhD in physics, mathematics, engineering, astronomy or related field is necessary. Strong interests in Big Data management and algorithm development for numerical methods are beneficial
programming skills in Phyton,  Matlab or Mathematica are beneficial.
Good knowledge of spoken and written English is necessary and basic knowledge of Italian language is beneficial.
We offer:
  • 1.8 keuro net salary
  • flexible working hours
  • nice working environment
  • good publication rate
Applications, containing CV, cover letter, contacts of references, and any other material the candidate considers relevant, should be sent to Luigi Santamaria (luigi.santamaria@asi.it)
 

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