ESA 04.02.2019

Research Coordinator – Earth Observations

Application Deadline: 4 February 2019

The European Space Agency (ESA) and Future Earth are recruiting a Research Coordinator to be a liaison between the ESA Climate Office (part of the Science, Applications and Climate Department at ESA ECSAT) and the Future Earth Global Secretariat.

Specific Tasks: The Research Coordinator shall address the challenges listed in the ESA Earth Observation strategy and the Future Earth 2025 Vision. This is broken down into tasks supporting Future Earth, tasks supporting ESA and tasks supporting the wider Earth Observations (EO) community.

Location: ESA Climate Office, ECSAT, Harwell Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK with regular visits to the Swedish Hub of Future Earth Secretariat in Stockholm. Some international travel will be required.

Requirements: Essential skills:

  • A PhD, preferably in Earth Sciences, or 3-5 years relevant experience working in the academic sector.
  • A deep understanding of Earth Observations and global environmental change research.
  • Good knowledge of the European Space Agency and experience in environmental remote sensing applications development and/or research.
  • Good knowledge of Future Earth, as well as the key international science coordination networks and groups. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Excellent communication and networking skills.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills, with the ability to work independently and prioritise own workload.
  • Ability to think strategically, see needs and take initiative.
  • Ability to work flexibly and adaptably.
  • Very good knowledge of English, both verbal and written. The working languages of the European Space Agency are English and French. The knowledge of French or another member-state language is an asset.

Oxfordshire, UK

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