Vacancy: Remote Sensing Geoscientist, British Geological Survey (BGS)

Remote Sensing Geoscientist
British Geological Survey (BGS)
Nottingham, UK

Closing date: 30th May 2016

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The British Geological Survey (BGS) is one of the world’s leading and forward thinking geological science institutes with a focus on both public good science for government and geoscientific research to understand earth and environmental processes. A vacancy has arisen for an experienced and adaptable Remote Sensing Geoscientist to be based at our headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham.

With a first degree (or equivalent) in Earth or Physical science and a PhD (or MSc with significant experience) in Earth Observation (or similar), you will play a key role in maintaining and augmenting the remote sensing capabilities of the Earth & Planetary Observation & Monitoring Team. Your duties will include:

• Evaluating new sensor technologies and identifying their relevance to BGS research, and developing new methodologies for processing and extracting information from a variety of Earth Observation (EO) datasets for a range of geoscience applications
• Leading on the development and implementation of collaborative research objectives, projects and proposals within the BGS strategic aims.
• Generating income by developing and winning support for innovative research proposals and funding bids.
• Building relationships and collaborating actively with internal and external contacts to complete research projects and to advance the discipline.
• Disseminating results via peer review publications, conference presentations and other appropriate media.

An effective communicator, you will have experience in remote sensing data acquisition, processing, interpretation and in value added applications; also in developing research methodologies and devising models, approaches, techniques, critiques and methods. You will have published research in peer reviewed journals, knowledge of a wide range of earth observation sensors and platforms, and proficiency in image analysis and GIS software. To attract a salary at the higher end of the advertised range (see below), in addition to the above, you will have extensive experience in delivering research results and a proven track record of winning external income and managing the associated research projects.

Depending on qualifications and experience, full time starting salary will be £29,400 – £38,254 per annum. Full time working hours are 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme, free on-site parking, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays. This is advertised as a full time post but we will consider applications from those who require more flexible arrangements.

Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply please visit our job board at and submit your up-to-date C.V. and covering letter, which clearly outlines why you are applying for this post and how you meet the criteria described in this advertisement. Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867003, Please quote reference number IRC224229.

The Natural Environment Research Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organization and has Athena SWAN bronze award. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.