Researcher within satellite remote sensing

Vacant position - Researcher within satellite remote sensing

About us

The Nansen Center is an independent non-profit research foundation conducting multidisciplinary research with a focus on the marine environment, cryosphere and atmosphere, where scientific activities are closely integrated with innovation and service development. The Arctic is one of our main areas of attention. NERSC takes an active part in training and capacity building for students and young scientists, as well as dissemination to stakeholders in public and private sector and society in general. We have an international workplace with about 70 employees from 28 nations.

The vacant position

The Ocean and Sea Ice Remote Sensing (OSIRS) group at the Nansen Center has a vacant 100% temporary researcher position for a duration of 2 years with possibility for permanent employment. The position is linked to ongoing projects within processing and analysis of satellite remote sensing data from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). The researcher will be involved in signal processing and data calibration, retrieval of geophysical variables, and studies of the observed geophysical processes.

The OSIRS group works on the integration of satellite Earth Observation (EO) with model and in-situ data to study physical and biological ocean and sea ice processes. The group actively participates in Norwegian and international projects within satellite EO data calibration, algorithm development, time series generation, and assimilation into numerical models.


  • SAR signal processing
  • Development of ocean and sea ice geophysical retrieval algorithms
  • Ocean and sea ice geophysical process studies


  • PhD in natural sciences, e.g., in remote sensing or signal processing
  • Good communication skills in both oral and written English
  • Experience with geospatial data analysis and statistics
  • Experience and/or interest in collaborative software development
  • Knowledge of Python and object-oriented programming


  • Ability to be structured, curious, and innovative, taking initiative to new developments and challenge our work methods
  • Ability to develop flexible and robust software solutions
  • Enjoy working in a team, as well as individually
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task and manage tasks with varying priorities under different projects, at the same time keeping the strategic vision and see the bigger picture

We offer

  • Interesting and challenging scientific tasks
  • A professional, international and social work environment
  • Good pension schemes
  • Flexible working hours agreement
  • Salary according to qualifications


For further information about the position, please contact Research Leader Dr Morten Wergeland Hansen (+47 915 47 844) or Dr Anton Korosov (+47 413 34 568).

How to apply

Please send your application letter by email including CV, and contact information of minimum 2 references. Please also include copies of diplomas.

The e-mail should be sent with subject "Application for remote sensing researcher position to

Submission deadline: 15th June 2019

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