Phd Position (Promovendus) Mapping Informal Settlements at ITC Netherlands

Phd Position (Promovendus) Mapping Informal Settlements at ITC Netherlands

ITC New Zealand
The Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) delivers international postgraduate education, research and project services in the field of geo-information science and Earth observation using remote sensing and GIS. The aim of ITC’s activities is the international exchange of knowledge, focusing on capacity building and institutional development in developing countries and emerging economies.

The Department of Earth Observation Science (EOS) is a multi-disciplinary scientific team, specializing in spatial information extraction and data quality analysis. It covers mathematics, statistics, and information science for Earth observation.

Job specification

You carry out and participate in research activities within the broader scope of acquisition and quality analysis of geo-spatial information. Research will focus on the design, implementation and analysis of methods for mapping of informal settlements with unmanned airborne vehicles. You discuss and find solutions for information acquisition and quality analysis problems emerging within this context. You contribute to MSc student supervision in this field. You participate actively in national and international professional societies.

Your profile

We seek a MSc-level graduate in geo-information science, statistics or computer science. Candidates with other relevant backgrounds will also be considered. You should be fluent in English, experienced in (technical) writing and possess good communication skills.You should be willing to undertake international travel.

Contact Information:

Additional information about this position can be obtained from:

Professor George Vosselman,
Head of the Department EOS (phone: +31 53 4874 344)

or

Professor Alfred Stein (phone:+31 53 4874 552).

You are also invited to visit our homepage: http://www.itc.nl

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to send the application, detailed curriculum vitae and a letter elaborating the motivation for the application before 11 April 2014. Please locate this vacancy on http://www.utwente.nl/vacatures/ and select ‘apply now’ to fill out the application form.

Our offer

We offer a full-time PhD position in a challenging international environment. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities. The duration of the contract is four years. The gross salary will range from € 2.083,00 in the first year to € 2.664,00 per month in the fourth year. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development.

The Organisation

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over six faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

The Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente provides international postgraduate education, research and project services in the field of geo-information science and earth observation using remote sensing and GIS. The aim of ITC’s activities is the international exchange of knowledge, focusing on capacity building and institutional development in developing countries and emerging economies.

Source: University of Twente

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