Researcher for Eutrophication Analysis, AUA Acopian Center for the Environment (ACE)

Project name: Copernicus assisted environmental monitoring across the Black Sea Basin (PONTOS)

Contract type:  Employment

Duration: ASAP-October 30, 2022

Job Location: Yerevan, Armenia

Application deadline: November 6, 2020

Job Duties: 

  1. Assess the dynamics of chlorophyll concentration as an indicator of water eutrophication to operatively monitor nutrient pollution in lake Sevan for the period 2009-2021; 
  2. Use the PONTOS platform and it’s tools to assess the other eutrophication incidents for 2009-2021 (frequency and magnitude), and their relation to land-based nutrient fluxes;
  3. Conduct/participate in the pilot site visits to collect data; 
  4. Prepare the report on “Integrated assessment on chlorophyll concentration and eutrophication dynamics” based on the provided outline (D.T1.2.5);
  5. Prepare teaching materials for the First set of training session on Earth Observation (EO), advances in EO services in environmental monitoring, and the Copernicus program (D.T2.1.2);
  6. Deliver a 3-days long training session including two days class training and one day hands-on training in the field for young scientists and practitioners (D.T2.1.2);
  7. Participate in the Second set of Training Session on Earth Observation and Environmental Monitoring (D.T2.1.3);
  8. Take part in developing the online training modules (D.T2.1.4);
  9. Prepare a report about the knowledge gap analysis and training strategy setup after the brainstorming event. (D.T2.2.2);
  10. Participate in the project meetings and events, such as working group meetings, workshops, local events, etc. (D.C.2.1, D.C.2.2, D.C.2.3, D.C.2.4, D.C.2.5).


Skills and Qualifications:

  1. Expertise in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  2. Experience in handling and processing time-series geospatial datasets;
  3. Practical experience in Eutrophication Analysis;
  4. Experience in ground truthing work;
  5. Experience in teaching and delivering the training sessions;
  6. PhD or MSc degree in Geoinformatics, Geography or similar field with a strong focus on Remote Sensing;
  7. Excellent knowledge of the English language and demonstrated scientific writing skills;
  8. Excellent organisational skills.


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How to apply:  A brief letter of intent and a Curriculum Vitae should be sent to [email protected] with the subject heading Researcher for Eutrophication Analysis. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

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