EO Data Science Researcher for Implementing a Drought Early Warning System

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Aug 2022

Eurac Research is an interdisciplinary research centre located in Bolzano,

Italy. At the Institute for Earth Observation (EO) we do research on the

monitoring of environmental parameters and processes with earth

observation, exploiting physical and machine learning models, mainly

focusing on the Alpine region. One of our main interests is assessing

the impact of drought on the water cycle and on vegetation. In this

context, we will implement a new drought early warning system for

mountain catchments. The person we are looking for will support our

institute by developing scientific concepts and algorithms in the field

of “Earth Observation” working in the group “Earth Observation for

Environmental Monitoring”.


  • Pre-processing and analyzing satellite data from optical and radar sensors
  • Analyzing timeseries of climate and hydrological data 
  • Implementing and testing machine learning models for predicting drought impacts
  • Writing scientific publications

We offer:

  • 2-year contract, extendable to 3
  • An interesting, highly responsible job in a young international and interdisciplinary team
  • State-of-the-art technical facilities (soft- and hardware, communication tools)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • Benefits (e.g. family-friendly benefits, etc.)
  • Access to EURAC’s numerous scientific and cultural facilities and events
  • An attractive working place in a vivid city in the heart of the Alps with endless opportunities for skiing, hiking, climbing

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their online application by 31.08.22, through this link:https://eurac.onboard.org/jobs/p4MKYneo?from_career_page=true

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