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Spatial data analyst and programmer

Spatial data analyst and programmer



GEOVISION is an interdisciplinary centre of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki ( established in 2014. It integrates research groups from the Departments of Remote Sensing, Meteorology and Climatology, and Agricultural Engineering. The group works on disruptive market-ready solutions in the fields of Earth observation, GIS and crop production monitoring integrating climate modelling, IoT, crop growth models and Big Data engineering with clear business objectives based on advanced economic models of stakeholder absorption and market penetration of new technology concepts.


Thessaloniki, Greece


Relevant divisions
Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI)
Soil System Sciences (SSS)

Full time


20000 - 24000 € / Year

Preferred education

Application deadline
15 October 2019

16 September 2019

Job description

Position description:

We are looking for a creative, adaptable and self-motivated individual with specialization on spatial data analysis and management, image processing, and programming. Independent of specific and technical skills, successful candidates will be those that best demonstrate their qualities of teamwork, creative problem solving and communication. The successful candidate will join an academic research team and contribute to research projects funded by H2020 and national sources related to geoinformatics and Earth observation for agriculture and land management.

We offer integration within a challenging interdisciplinary team, a pleasant working environment at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Farm (Thermi Thessalonikis), organized technical infrastructure (equipment and software) and full-time funding for 30 months, extendable.

Job Description:

-Develop tools for Spatio-temporal analysis of Earth observation data using coding and automated routines -Develop and test novel methodologies for crop, soil and land Earth observation services -Map soil and crop biophysical parameters -Write reports and scientific publications -Collaborate with the team and project partners, and contribute to group activities

Required experience and skills:

-Experience with EO programming languages and tools (Python, GDAL, Orfeo, R, or Matlab) -Experience with EO data analysis software (QGIS, SNAP, SAGA) -Good knowledge of spatial databases (MySQL or PostgreSQL) -Advanced proficient user of Greek and advanced user of English languages in a professional context (productive and comprehension skills) -At least 2 years postgraduate professional experience in similar roles

Desired skills:

-Experience in Earth Observation and spatial data analysis for land applications (e.g. land suitability analysis, land degradation, etc.) -Good knowledge of geostatistical techniques, advanced digital image processing algorithms, and object-based image analysis -Good knowledge about the use of dockers, webGIS, geo-servers -An MSc in geoinformatics, engineering, earth sciences, or related field

For further information about the employer and the team, please visit:

How to apply

Send your CV and motivation letter in English to by 15 October 2019.