Postdoctoral position on satellite-based emission plume detection and quantification (R2)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Oct 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Madrid)

8 Sep 2023
Job Information
Organisation/Company

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER
Department

Earth Sciences
Research Field

Environmental science » Earth science
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country

Spain
Application Deadline

31 Oct 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Madrid)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

37.5
Offer Starting Date

1 Nov 2023
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description
Context And Mission

 


The Atmospheric Composition group from the Earth Sciences department at the BSC-CNS is looking for a postdoctoral researcher willing to work on the development of a satellite-based emission plume detection and quantification tool to estimate and monitor CO2, NO2 and CO emissions from urban and industrial Spanish hotspots.

The position will be in charge of developing and implementing a plume detection and emission quantification method based on TROPOMI, O-CO2/O-CO3 and other high-resolution satellite observations. The resulting tool will be part of a Spanish near-real time greenhouse gas anthropogenic emission monitoring system developed within a large initiative on the “Modernization of observation networks and digitalization of production processes for the development of intelligent meteorological services in the context of climate change” in the framework of the European Recovery, Transformation, and Resilience Plan funded by the European Union - Next Generation EU.

The successful applicant will work closely with atmospheric scientists and computational engineers that will support the interpretation and analysis of the emission results obtained and the technical development of the tool.


 


Key Duties

 

  • Develop satellite-based methods for the retrieval of CO2, NO2 and CO concentration enhancements and subsequent plume detection.
  • Process large volumes of satellite data to derive relevant information for the identification and quantification of industrial and urban emission hotspots.
  • Participate in the writing of papers in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Support the analysis and validation of the results obtained.
  • Interact and collaborate with scientists and computational engineers within the Earth Sciences Department and from external collaboration institutes involved in the use of satellite data for emissions characterization.

 


Requirements

 

  • Education
    • A Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering, physics, data science, remote sensing or similar.
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Strong experience with satellite data processing methods.
    • Strong experience in atmospheric emissions and characterization of emission sources.
    • Demonstrated scientific expertise, including but not limited to a record of scholarly publications.
    • Experience in programming and code development (python, fortran, R).
    • Originality and critical thinking in assessing the quality of data from different sources.
    • Ability to initiate and maintain extensive contacts within the scientific community.
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • At least 2 year experience in similar fields.
  • Competences
    • Very good interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to take initiative, prioritize and work under set deadlines.
    • Ability to work both independently and within a team.

Requirements
Research Field
Environmental science » Earth science
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications
  • Education
    • A Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering, physics, data science, remote sensing or similar.
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Strong experience with satellite data processing methods.
    • Strong experience in atmospheric emissions and characterization of emission sources.
    • Demonstrated scientific expertise, including but not limited to a record of scholarly publications.
    • Experience in programming and code development (python, fortran, R).
    • Originality and critical thinking in assessing the quality of data from different sources.
    • Ability to initiate and maintain extensive contacts within the scientific community.

Specific Requirements
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • At least 2 year experience in similar fields.
  • Competences
    • Very good interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to take initiative, prioritize and work under set deadlines.
    • Ability to work both independently and within a team.

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Excellent

Research Field
Environmental science » Earth science
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Additional Information
Benefits
Conditions
  • The position will be located at BSC within the Earth Sciences Department
  • We offer a full-time contract (37.5h/week), a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, restaurant tickets, private health insurance, support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary (2 - 2.5 years aprox)
  • Holidays: 23 paid vacation days plus 24th and 31st of December per our collective agreement
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: ASAP

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Country
Spain
State/Province
Barcelona
City
Barcelona
Postal Code
08034
Street
Plaça d'Eusebi Güell, 1-3, 08034 Barcelona

Where to apply
Website

https://www.bsc.es/join-us/job-opportunities/39123esaemetre1-2r1-2-3

Contact
State/Province

Barcelona
City

Barcelona
Website

http://www.bsc.es/
Street

c/ Jordi Girona nº31
Postal Code

08034

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