Job Opportunities
Expert in GNSS reflectometry and radio-occultations
Area of job
Type of job
The Earth Observation Group of the Institute of Space Sciences, ICE(CSIC/IEEC) requires a researcher in the field of the GNSS remote sensing with proved experience in GNSS reflectometry (GNSS-R) and in less measure also some background experience in GNSS radio-occultations and opportunistic uses of other sources of micorwave signals for remote sensing applications. The person will be hired to contribute pursuing the goals of a National grant.

The grant plans to develop techniques based on GNSS and other sources of opportunity, including developing sensors, low-level data processing, data analysis and validation as well as experimental field campaigns. Modelling of the scattering and/or propagation of the signals is also part of the activities.

  • Development and upgrading of processing software for raw GNSS data streams, including signals reflected off the Earth surfaces or refracted by the atmosphere.
  • Development and upgrading of GNSS-R modelling tools developed in software. GNSS-RO and polarimetric GNSS-RO also envisaged.
  • Development or improvement of GNSS-R inversion approaches. GNSS-RO and polarimetric GNSS-RO also envisaged.
  • Scientific analysis of the GNSS data sets obtained in reflectometry, radio-occultation or polarimetric radio-occultation mode.
  • Contributing to provide scientific specifications for new sensors to be developed
  • Contributing testing new sensors under development
  • Contributing to the performance of experimental field campaigns.
  • High degree in Physics, Engineer or corresponding PhD,
  • Large experience in GNSS, GNSS-R, some experience in GNSS-RO, GNSS navigation, other sources of opportunity
  • Proven experience in conducting experimental field campaigns
  • Able to program in Fortran, F90, C, C++, python and shell-scripts
Dedication: Full time

Length of the contract: 2 years

Submission deadline: November 30, 2016.

Contact: Please send CV and letter of interest to Dr. Estel Cardellach (
Generalitat de CatalunyaUniversitat de BarcelonaUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaConsejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasCentres de Recerca de Catalunya