Post-doctoral opportunity in the framework of ESA Living Planet Fellowship

ESA has just opened the Living Planet Fellowship, whose main objective is

“to support young scientists, at post-doctoral level, to undertake cutting-edge research in Earth Observation, Earth System Science or Climate Research, maximising the scientific return of ESA and European EO missions and datasets through the development of novel EO methods, techniques and products, and by delivering excellent scientific results addressing the grand Earth Science challenges of the next decade, enabling improved predictions of the physical interaction of society with the Earth system.”

Candidates shall contribute to Advancing Novel Methods and Techniques. Targeted research projects should aim at developing innovative methods, novel algorithms and new EO products and datasets expanding the scientific use of the Sentinel missions, the Earth Explorers or the ESA long-term data archives into new scientific areas and application domains. Activities shall establish a solid basis to expand the missions’ product portfolio and stimulate novel science results and innovative applications. Priority will be given to develop and validate novel algorithms, data processing techniques, advanced methodologies and new EO-based products that may maximise the novel capabilities offered by the Sentinel missions, the unique data offered by the Earth Explorers, the long-term series of ESA data archives, and its synergies also in combination with meteorological and non-ESA missions.

In Zhu Lab, we have interest to co-fund a couple of such positions. If you are interested in a joint application with our lab, please submit your CV, list of publications, and a brief summary of your research plan to before February 15!


Candidate Eligibility:
* Candidates must have received a Ph.D. research degree in Earth science, physics, engineering, Earth observation or a related discipline after the 1st January 2015.
* Candidates must have a nationality from an ESA Member State. Participating States: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Latvia, Slovenia and Canada.