CALL 9-2021-1 - Researcher position at the Geomatics Division – Remote Sensing Department

16 March 2021 - Expires: 16 April 2021

The Geomatics Division of CTTC invites applications for a researcher at postdoctoral level in its Remote Sensing Department. The contract will be funded by the Catalan Government (ACCIO – Generalitat de Catalunya) through the competitive Tecniospring INDUSTRY call, see


We are looking for a postdoc researcher interested in i) satellite DInSAR data, ii) Deep Learning (DL) solutions and iii) geology and geohazards to support the data analysis, contribute to the algorithm development, and guide the interpretation of results.

The candidate will lead a research project whose main goal is to contribute to the accelerationof the progress in applying DL to geohazard investigation. This goal will be achieved through well-organized, complete, and representative DInSAR benchmark dataset creation and production of DL CNN-based model to classify ground deformation types. Training, validation, and testing of this model will be performed using the created benchmark dataset.


The candidate must be strongly motivated and hold aPhD in earth sciences and related disciplines, with a strong background in the use of remote sensing data.He/shemustdemonstrate oral and written English communication skills.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate experience on the analysis and interpretation of Advanced DInSAR results for geohazard mapping and monitoring applications.

Researchers must comply with the conditions detailed in the following link: Mainly: The researcher must not have resided or carried out her/his main activity (work, studies) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for the submission of applications. He/she must hold a doctoral degree and two additional years of full-time research experience after obtaining it; or have at least six years of full-time equivalent research experience, including the period of research training, after obtaining the degree which would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate. Tecniospring INDUSTRY welcomes experienced researchers who come after a career break. It is considered that researchers have had a career break when they were not active in research for a continuous period of at least twelve months within the eighteen months immediately prior to the submission deadline.


Interested candidateswill be evaluated considering the following aspects:

  • PhD in Earth Sciences and related disciplines, with a strong background in the use of remote sensing data.
  • DInSAR experience in the field of geohazards.
  • Previous research experience: publication track, previous R&D projects awards, etc.
  • English proficiency.


The contract is subject to the acceptance of the proposal to be presented at ACCIO. The duration of the contract will be 2 years, starting between October and December 2021. The selected candidates will prepare jointly with CTTC their candidature to be submitted to the competitive Techniospring INDUSTRY call.

The Fellowship funds the salary and research costs of the researcher. According to fellowship rules, the gross salary (salary before taxes and deductions) is 44. 000€.The position corresponds to the R3 professional category at CTTC.


Researchers interested in joining the Remote Sensing Department should send their curriculum vitae, including list of publications, and the names and addresses of at least two referees. These documents should be sent in PDF format through this online application, which will remain open to 16thApril 2021. CVs and any other information gathered during this process will be handled confidentially.


The Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), in Castelldefels – Barcelona, is a growing and well-funded research institution fostering excellence and diversity. CTTC offers a highly international environment at an exceptionally attractive location. As a research centre in telecommunications technologies CTTC provides a fertile environment for research cooperation and innovation between different disciplines. The Geomatics Division of CTTC develops what is understood as the “Geomatics discipline” a variety of techniques that integrate sensors that capture data and images (basically cameras and other remote sensors) with methods for the treatment, analysis, interpretation, diffusion and storage of geographic information. It connects various traditional disciplines, like geodesy or cartography with more recently developed fields like remote sensing, satellite navigation and latest information and communication technologies. As a result, geomatics allows us today to obtain information about the Earth and her atmosphere globally and within very short time. For more information, please visit

Inside the Geomatics division, The Remote Sensing Department (RSE) carries out research related to the generation and analysis of spaceborne, airborne and ground-based data and to develop thereof scientific and technical applications. The RSE staff constitutes a multidisciplinary team with strong backgrounds in cartography, geodesy, geography, mathematics, electronic engineering and computer science. For more information, please visit:

CTTC offers a young and multi-cultural environment aimed at fostering excellent research and development activities, providing access to an outstanding research network, top-tech labs, and all tools needed to conduct top-quality research and development activities.

CTTC seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

CTTC is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.


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