R&D Expert Ecosystems

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Organisation: VITO Remote Sensing

Job description

As an R&D expert biophysical modeling for ecosystem accounting you will be part of a new but very ambitious Natural Capital Accounting team with outstanding scientists. You will contribute to challenging projects for initially governments, and at a later stage also companies.

  • Developing ecosystem accounting toolboxes through combining remote sensing data with statistical datasets;
  • Implementing toolboxes in linux and python to run at continental scale;
  • Leading an Natural Capital Accounting project or subproject in collaboration with the NCA coordinator;
  • Support writing of new project proposals;
  • Writing of scientific publications.
Job requirements
  • Minimum of university degree or post-graduate (M.Sc.) with experience in Environmental Science, Biological Sciences or related discipline of relevance to ecosystem services and Natural Capital Accounting
  • At least five years of professional experience with minimal three years’ experience in managing projects or leading work packages
  • A strong background in computational modelling along with working knowledge of GIS, remote sensing, biodiversity or hydrology
  • Knowledge of Python and Linux is a must, knowledge of monetary ecosystem asset is a surplus
  • High developed geospatial statistical and analytical skills are essential
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent liaison and coordination skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills including an ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of English is must, Spanish or French is a surplus