Type de contrat: CDI
Lieu de travail: Belvaux
Your work environment
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment and IT. By transforming scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data and tools, LIST empowers citizens in their choices, public authorities in their decisions and businesses in their strategies.
You will be part of the LIST Environmental Research and Innovation department
As part of a Research and Technology Organization (RTO), the work of the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) Department is focusing on some of the major environmental challenges our society is facing today (e.g. adaptation to climate change, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, environmental pollution prevention and control).
To this end, the mission of the ERIN department is:
(1) to conduct impact-driven scientific research and development, as well as technological innovation;
(2) to support companies in the implementation of new environmental regulations and advise governments on determining sustainable policies for the future, with the objectives of:
Within the ERIN department, the ‘Environmental Sensing and Modelling’ (ENVISION) unit contributes to this mission by carrying out impact-driven research, geared towards monitoring, forecasting and predicting environmental systems in a changing world. An interdisciplinary team of around 50 scientists, engineers, post-docs and PhD candidates is developing new environmental process understanding, alongside new tools and technologies – operating at unprecedented spatial and temporal scales.
Embedded into the ENVISION unit, the ‘Remote sensing and natural resources modelling’ research group capitalizes on a blend of remote sensing data obtained from space- and air-borne platforms, as well as in-situ measured data, for producing information on the status of natural resources for public and private stakeholders.
To strengthen its activities in environmental remote sensing, ecosystem modelling and Earth Observation (EO) applications, LIST is offering a permanent position for a researcher in Remote Sensing of solar-induced fluorescence (SIF).
Remote sensing of chlorophyll fluorescence is a growing and dynamic research field that has the potential to provide innovative tools for assessing plant ecophysiological status and photosynthetic function at multiple scales.
At the ENVISION unit, we share the ambition to advance knowledge in understanding linkages between canopy SIF and physiological and eco-hydrological functions for managed and natural vegetation. We develop applications in precision agriculture and viticulture, forest management, eco-hydrology, plant phenotyping and Earth Observation. You will contribute to these common goals by measuring and modelling canopy SIF over time and along environmental gradients – from plot to landscape scales. You will use and develop further synergies of SIF measurements along with hyperspectral and thermal infrared data to detect and understand causes of plant stress.
By developing and leading the research topic of solar induced fluorescence you will complement and strengthen the existing skillset within the ‘Remote sensing and natural resources modelling’ research group. You will have to craft, submit and supervise innovative and ambitious proposals to national and international competitive funding programs. For this, you shall leverage in-house competences in optical and microwave remote sensing, precision agriculture and viticulture, hydrology and ecology and information technology. You will lead efforts related to the dissemination, communication and valorisation of the results obtained – including publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, patents, prototypes and licences.
You will develop / contribute to RDI projects by:
Moreover, you will contribute to the dissemination, valorisation and transfer of RDI results through:
Candidates interested in the above position can apply online on our website www.list.lu
The application file should include: