Scientific programmer/data scientist
Our group for Geocomputation and Earth Observation develops new model and data integration methods to improve our understanding of land surface processes and biogeochemical cycling in a changing climate. Starting in August 2022, we are part of the Institute of Geography at the University of Bern and work at the intersection of remote sensing, geodata science, Earth and ecosystem science and high-performance computing. We are recruiting a Scientific programmer/data scientist (50-100%).
You take a leading role in the development of our group's data and computing environment to enable scientific discoveries and efficient workflows, making use of big environmental data.
This position serves to develop and publish code and design data and modelling workflows that form the backbone of diverse scientific projects in our group.
The candidate must hold a M.Sc. degree in natural sciences, computer science, or engineering and should demonstrate proficient English written and oral skills and excellent analytical, numerical and computational skills. Experience in scientific computing, development of numerical models (Earth system models or similar), and/or machine learning, ideally within the context of Earth system science, is required. Demonstrated skills in diverse programming languages and applications, including R, Fortran, and git are a prerequisite. We expect a collaborative mentality and enthusiasm for the development of our computational infrastructure and open-source software.
We offer the candidate to be part of a growing group with a strong collaborative philosophy and a tight international network of leading partners. You will benefit from an excellent academic environment and from the attractive quality of life in Switzerland. Part-time employment is possible (minimum of 50%).
We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents: Motivation letter (max. 2 pages, with a statement of demonstrated experience with software development projects), a CV, copies of academic qualifications and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. We continue recruitment until a suitable candidate is found. The start of this position is August 2022. Please mention if you would be able to start before. The position is offered for one year with possibility for continuation.