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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Post: Senior Scientist in Remote Sensing at Aarhus University.

Senior Scientist, Remote Sensing, spatial analysis and GIS  
The Department of Agroecology and Environment at Aarhus Universitet is currently involved in research, development and application in remote sensing and GIS, with particular focus on classification, landscape modelling and mapping in GIS, estimation and time series analysis of optical image data, the analysis of Light Detection And Ranging data (LiDAR), and the development of field technologies. There is currently eight professional staff in Remote Sensing or GIS in the Department (
The Department wishes to appoint a Senior Scientist in the area of Remote Sensing, GIS and spatial analysis. The successful applicant will join the research group for GEO-data and Spatial Analysis in the Department of Agroecology and Environment, contributing to the development and conduct of research and teaching activities in the group.
As a member of this research the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to:
Remote sensing based land-use and soil classification, e.g developing of a soil-carbon map.
As a result of The Kyoto Agreement, the department is involved in a number of projects focusing on assessment of land use and the soil-carbon stock in Denmark.
Regional analyses and digital terrain modelling
LiDAR-based digital terrain models and landscape level models for matter and energy flows are major issues at the department. This involves research into algorithms used for efficient modelling of different aspects of surface run-off processes and nutrient cycling, geomorphologic studies, and photogrammetry.
International publication and the initiation of new research and education programmes
The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences is a new faculty at the University of Aarhus. Reseach in GIS and remote sensing is a focus area, and at present we are in process of constructing a full educational programme.
The following are considered key qualifications of the successful applicant:
A good C.V. including relevant publications and a Ph.D. degree or similar qualifications.
Documented research experience within the relevant scientific area, and experience with project applications and project leadership - preferable from international funds.
Documented experience with remote sensing / GIS / computer modelling / programming.
Besides the specific qualifications the successful applicant should have a keen interest in:
Teaching at university level
Interdisciplinary research and decision support
Capability to communicate at all levels
Quantitative and qualitative data handling
Master oral and written English
Place of work:
The place of work is until further notice the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Agroecology and Environment, Blichers All 20, 8830 Tjele, Denmark.
Teaching activities are conducted at the university campus in Aarhus.
Terms of employment:
The post will be filled in accordance with the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Federation of Professional Associations. The post is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.
For informal inquiries, please contact Head of Research unit Tommy Dalgaard ( Tel. +45 89991732), Senior Scientist Peder K. Bcher (, or Senior Scientist Keith R. McCloy (

The written application must include full curriculum vitae, documentation for academic degrees, and additional material that the applicant wishes to include in the assessment and must be sent in 4 copies marked JPM  senior scientist  GEO or JPM  scientist  GEO, and sent by post (not only email) to University of Aarhus, The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Blichers All 20, P.O.Box 50, DK-8830 Tjele, to be received not later than March the 3rd at 12.00.