Researcher for Forest Cover Analysis

Deadline: 06 November 2020

Employment term: Temporary

Category: Science

Job type: Fixed term contract

Location: Yerevan

Job description:

Project name: Copernicus assisted environmental monitoring across the Black Sea Basin (PONTOS)

Contract type:  Employment

Duration: October 30, 2022

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Job responsibilities

  1. Monitor the dynamics of tree cover loss and gain (due to fires, deforestation, etc.) in the Lake Sevan basin during the period of 2009-2019 using the PONTOS platform; 
  2. Assess the impact of forest cover changes and its consequences of the Lake Sevan;
  3. Conduct/participate in the pilot site visits to collect data; 
  4. Prepare the report on “Assessment of forest cover changes and its consequences for the environment” based on the provided outline (D.T1.2.2);
  5. Prepare teaching materials for the First set of training session on Earth Observation (EO), advances in EO services in environmental monitoring, and the Copernicus program (D.T2.1.2);
  6. Deliver a 3-days long training session including two days class training and one day hands-on training in the field for young scientists and practitioners (D.T2.1.2);
  7. Participate in the Second set of Training Session on Earth Observation and Environmental Monitoring (D.T2.1.3);
  8. Take part in developing the online training modules (D.T2.1.4);
  9. Prepare a report about the knowledge gap analysis and training strategy setup after the brainstorming event. (D.T2.2.2);
  10. Participate in the project meetings and events, such as working group meetings, workshops, brainstorming and local events, final conference, etc. (D.T2.2.1, D.T2.2.3, D.C.2.5).

Required qualifications

  1. Expertise in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  2. Experience in handling and processing time-series geospatial datasets;
  3. Practical experience in Forest Cover Analysis; 
  4. Experience in ground truthing work;
  5. Experience in teaching and delivering training sessions;
  6. PhD or MSc degree in Geoinformatics, Geography or similar field with a strong focus on Remote Sensing;
  7. Excellent knowledge of the English language and demonstrated scientific writing skills;
  8. Excellent organisational skills.

Required candidate level: Not defined

Additional information

AUA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active non-discrimination program within the institution

Soft skills

Ability to work independently

Time management

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Application procedures

A brief letter of intent and a Curriculum Vitae should be sent to [email protected] with the subject heading Researcher for Forest Cover Analysis. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

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