Researcher Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and land monitoring

Researcher Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and land monitoring

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5 Jun 25 Jun Wageningen

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A Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) specialist for land monitoring: As a researcher you execute and shape applied research in the domain of SAR remote sensing, with a close link to application domains of agriculture, nature, soils and water, with emphasis on land cover, crop classifications, biomass, vegetation structure, crop yield monitoring, and environmental variables. You will integrate Radar and Optical remote sensing in applications (e.g. with Sentinel 1 and 2), and therefore you will be working closely with other researchers in the field of optical remote sensing and land monitoring, crop yield forecasting specialists, UAV experts, big data analysts, and software engineers, in a data driven and quantitative systems approach. You position your research in an international context, in collaboration with colleagues and international partners. Tasks include a combination of project leadership of smaller to medium-sized projects, project execution (with data, models and remote sensing products), presentation of research results, training, project acquisition together with colleagues and customer consultation.


Wageningen University & Research


We are searching an enthusiastic candidate with a broad experience in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) remote sensing for environmental applications, with a broad understanding of environmental monitoring, and different methods of modelling. You have proven experience in land monitoring using SAR satellite imagery, SAR technology and calibration, SAR Processing, SAR Data Evaluation and Modeling, and you are able to process e.g. Sentinel-1 imagery and integrate with Sentinel-2 for land monitoring and other SAR related applications. You have good communication skills, hold preferably a PhD degree in a SAR domain related to environmental monitoring and are fluent in English. You are able to operate in teams with a focus on delivery of results in a timely fashion. You have a drive to learn, and are eager to develop yourself to a senior project leader and experienced project developer. You preferable have an international network, and hold experience in multi-partner international projects in the field of land monitoring.

Conditions of employment

We offer a temporary position for a period of 2 years. There is a prospect for a permanent position, depending on your job performance and the market conditions. Salary depends on skills and experience, starting with €3,120.00 gross (scale 11) to a maximum of 5,509.00 gross (scale 12) on the basis of a full-time position (36 hours).

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Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen Environmental Research (WENR) is part of Wageningen University and Research and is the research institute for our green living environment. We offer a combination of practical and scientific research in a multitude of disciplines related to the green world around us and the sustainable use of our living environment. Flora and fauna, soil, water, the environment, geo-information and remote sensing, landscape and spatial planning, man and society: just a few of the numerous aspects of our green environment that WENR focuses on.
The vacancy is in Team Earth Observation and Environmental Informatics (EI). This is a multidisciplinary team of national and international top researchers in the areas of earth observation, integrated modeling, spatial analyses and eco-informatics. Research focuses on innovative spatial solutions for sustainable development, environment and land use, particularly in nature and agriculture. The team has a long track record in the domain of land monitoring, vegetation monitoring, phenotyping, crop monitoring in relation to global food security and sustainable developments, and is strategically placed in a number of international research networks focusing on questions of sustainable developments, food security, climate change, environmental resources and agricultural production. The research is complemented with a strong dedication to providing valuable societal impacts relevant to the wider stakeholder community.

Wageningen University & Research centre
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus - each and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society - such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don't do this alone. Every day, 6,500 people work on 'the quality of life', turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.

Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.

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  • Research, Development, Innovation
  • Engineering
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • University Graduate
  • 386454


Wageningen University & Research

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