Job vacancy: Research assistant in marine remote sensing

The Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center in Bergen announces a position as research assistant in marine remote sensing. Candidates should have a cand. scient, siv.ing. or master degree in physics, geophysics or similar background that is relevant for working with satellite remote sensing data.

The work will focus on processing and analysis of satellite data over ocean and sea-ice areas for retrieval of geophysical information on ocean surface currents, waves, near surface wind, surface films and sea ice parameters. The information products will be used for monitoring of the marine environment in near real time, for model validation and data assimilation. The products will also be used for studies of seasonal and inter-annual variability of ocean and sea ice parameters. The remote sensing data will be mainly synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data, but also complementary satellite observations and data from numerical models will be used.
The processing and analysis of the data is performed on Linux platform using mainly MatLab and Python. The candidate should have good programming background, and preferably have experience with tools such as HTML, PHP, JavaScript, and GIS.

The position is project based and will initially be time limited for one year with optional renewal for two more years. It may also be extended into a PhD position. Deadline for the application is 5 December 2006. It is desired with start-up as soon as possible.

For further information contact:
Johnny A. Johannessen (johnny.johannessen@nersc.no, tel + 47 55205836) or
Stein Sandven (stein.sandven@nersc.no, tel + 47 55205838).

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