Research Scientist Position Available: Sea Ice Remote Sensing - Norwegian Ice Service, Norwegian Meteorological Institute

Date: 
19 December 2018

Research Scientist Position Available
Sea Ice Remote Sensing
Norwegian Ice Service
Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Tromsø, Norway

Application deadline: 6 January 2019

For more information and to apply, go to:
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/162002/research-scientist

For questions, contact:
Nick Hughes
Email: nick.hughes [at] met.no

Penelope Wagner
Email: penelopew [at] met.no


The Norwegian Ice Service at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute invites applications for a research scientist/scientific programmer in sea ice remote sensing. This three-year position will be located in Tromsø, Norway.

The Ice Service is responsible for sea ice and iceberg mapping in the European Arctic with a focus on Svalbard, and collaborates actively with national and international partners to implement research results into services that are relevant to society.

Duties of this position will include:

  • Evaluating the user requirements for processing satellite data relevant for sea ice mapping, particularly Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) from Sentinel-1;
  • Developing a concept and design of a processing chain to utilize existing systems, including the Norwegian National Ground Segment for Copernicus, Polar-TEP, and the in-house computing systems at the Meteorological Institute; and
  • Evaluating results and implementing them into a final operational system.

Required qualifications include:

  • High-level education degree in Earth science, applied mathematics, or similar field;
  • Experience with use of artificial intelligence techniques for analysis of satellite or other remote sensing data, particularly SAR;
  • Experience and documented knowledge in applied mathematics/scientific programming in a Linux environment;
  • Strong and demonstrated Python programming skills; and
  • Proficiency in the English language.

Additional desired qualifications include experience with cloud-based computing systems, experience with version control, experience using supervised and unsupervised classification algorithms, understanding of Synthetic Aperture Radar principles, and fluency in Norwegian or a willingness to learn Norwegian.

Applications must be submitted online and include a curriculum vitae.

Application deadline: 6 January 2019

For more information and to apply, go to:
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/162002/research-scientist

For questions, contact:
Nick Hughes
Email: nick.hughes [at] met.no

Penelope Wagner
Email: penelopew [at] met.no