Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences

The Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University is Sweden´s largest and most versatile department of its kind with approximately 250 employees. Our activities are interdisciplinary and combine natural science and technology with social science. The Programme for Air, Water, and Landscape Science (LUVAL) encompasses education and research in meteorology, hydrology, environmental analysis, and physical geography. For more information about LUVAL, please visit: https://www.geo.uu.se/research/luval/.

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We are looking for a motivated research assistant in remote sensing for snow monitoring. The position is 9 months. The successful candidate will be based at LUVAL and the main duties will include:

  • Process remote sensing or Earth observation data in related to snow monitoring
  • Develop organized and well-documented scientific codes for data processing
  • Produce data visualizations (e.g., maps, plots, figures) and scientific texts
  • Participate in field work as needed
  • Support the development of a snow service visualization portal


  • Master’s degree in Geoinformatics, Physical Geography, Computer Sciences, Data Sciences or related disciplines with a remote sensing focus.
  • Knowledge in active and passive microwave remote sensing.
  • Good scientific programming skills in handling big data (e.g. Python/IDL).
  • Knowledge of Google Earth Engine.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English, and good communication skills.
  • You should be highly motivated, with good ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Additional qualifications
Experiences in working with Sentinel-1 data, data integration from different remote sensing platforms and development of remote sensing information products are highly desired. Experience in remote sensing of cryosphere and knowledge in snow hydrology are considered as merits. 

Application must include a personal letter describing your relevant experience and
motivation to apply for the position (maximum 2 pages), a CV and copies of diplomas.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 9 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 01-08-2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Jie Zhang, jie.zhang@geo.uu.se or Veijo Pohjola, veijo.pohjola@geo.uu.se

Please submit your application by 19 June 2023, UFV-PA 2023/1848.

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Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 20230801
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number ufv-pa 2023/1848
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 09.May.2023
Last application date 19.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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