SDI Job Opportunities: Two Post-Doc Research Positions

The European Commission Joint Research Center (JRC) Institute for Environment and Sustainability has two vacancies for Post-Doc Researchers:

Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Integrated Quantitative and Qualitative Information

The Grantholder will work in an exploratory research project which aims to demonstrate how information volunteered by the public can be quality controlled and used to complement official sources in the context of forest fires.

The project has four objectives:

  1. To develop, test, and deploy workflows able to quality control volunteered geographic information.
  2. To assess the value of volunteered geographic information in supporting both early warning, and local impact assessments of forest fires.
  3. To develop novel analytical and visualization techniques to communicate more effectively to the general public the concepts of risk.
  4. To advance spatial and temporal analysis of integrated quantitative and qualitative information.

The Grantholder will work in a team and contribute specifically to Objective 4 above. The ideal candidate has a PhD in geographic information science, environmental or social science, (or a university degree in these disciplines and 5 years research experience after the university degree giving access to doctoral studies).

Practical experience in spatio-temporal analysis is required as well as a good knowledge of spoken and written English.

Risk Mapping and Visualisation of Fuzzy Concepts

The Grantholder will work in an exploratory research project which aims to demonstrate how information volunteered by the public can be quality controlled and used to complement official sources in the context of forest fires.

The project has four objectives:

  1. To develop, test, and deploy workflows able to quality control volunteered geographic information.
  2. To assess the value of volunteered geographic information in supporting both early warning, and local impact assessments of forest fires.
  3. To develop novel analytical and visualization techniques to communicate more effectively to the general public the concepts of risk.
  4. To advance spatial and temporal analysis of integrated quantitative and qualitative information.

The Grant Holder will work in a team and contribute specifically to Objective 3 above.

The ideal candidate has a PhD in geographic information science, computer science or engineering, (or a university degree in these disciplines and 5 years research experience after the university degree giving access to doctoral studies).

Practical experience in the analysis and visualization of fuzzy concepts like risk is required as well as a good knowledge of spoken and written English.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 15th December 2009 at 12:00 a.m. Milan time