Position Announcement: PhD in Remote Sensing - Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations

Date: 
2 March 2021

Position Announcement
PhD Researcher
Remote Sensing

Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations
Tromsø, Norway

Application deadline: 24 March 2021

For more information and to apply, go to:
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/200988/phd-fellow-in-inte...

For questions, contact:
Camilla Brekke
Email: camilla.brekke [at] uit.no


The Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations (CIRFA) invites applications for a PhD position in integrated drift modelling and remote sensing for coastal environmental monitoring. This three-year position will be located at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, Norway.

This study will focus on an integrated methodology utilizing remote sensing (synthetic aperture radar and optical data from satellites and aircraft) and geophysical modelling (oil spill trajectory modeling, ocean circulation models, wave models, and/or weather prediction models) to detect and characterize spatial and temporal properties of ocean surface pollution, such as oil spills and produced water, or biogeochemical substances, such as harmful algae and plankton. The aim of this project is to establish a framework and develop the tools needed for efficient environmental monitoring and large-scale impact studies of ocean pollution.

The position requires a Norwegian Master’s degree, or a corresponding foreign Master’s degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian Master’s degree, in applied physics, mathematics, statistics, or other relevant disciplines.

Additional qualifications include:

  • Experience with remote sensing data analysis and/or experience in ocean or atmosphere circulation modelling,
  • Background in signal and/or image processing, and
  • Good skills in programming and English language.

Knowledge in machine learning and previous experience related to marine pollution remote sensing (SAR and/or optical) would be advantageous.
Applicants must document fluency of in English and be able to work in an international environment. Working knowledge of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language is desirable.

Applications must include:

  • Application and motivation letter (maximum of one page),
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum of two pages),
  • Diploma for Bachelor's and Master's degree,
  • Transcript of grades/academic record for Bachelor's and Master's degree,
  • Explanation of the grading system for foreign education (Diploma Supplement if available),
  • Documentation of English proficiency,
  • Three references, preferably including the Master's thesis supervisor,
  • Master's thesis, and
  • Up to ten other academic works.

Application deadline: 24 March 2021

For more information and to apply, go to:
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/200988/phd-fellow-in-inte...

For questions, contact:
Camilla Brekke
Email: camilla.brekke [at] uit.no