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Earth Observation Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) Manager

Are you a motivated and experienced manager or administrator with excellent project planning and management skills? Do you want to take a leading role in establishing a new NERC Earth Observation centre, working with research institutes across the UK, the space industry and international space agencies?

We are looking for experienced and motivated applicants to apply for a position as manager of the new NERC-funded Earth Observation Center for Doctoral Training, SENSE, hosted at the University of Leeds. This is an exciting opportunity to take a leading role in establishing a new UK Earth Observation centre, which will train 50 new PhD students in remote sensing and advanced computer techniques over the next 7 years. You will have excellent organisational skills and an enthusiasm for working closely with academics, space industry and international space agencies. 

SENSE: the Centre for Satellite Data in Environmental Science is an exciting new centre that will train 50 PhD students to tackle cross-disciplinary environmental problems by applying state-of-the-art data science methods to the deluge of satellite data collected each day. Our graduates will be supervised by a consortium of world-leading UK scientists, with topics co-developed with the UK’s most innovative spatial data companies. By training a new generation of industry-experienced satellite data specialists, we will support the growing strategic importance of remote sensing within the UK space sector and enhance the UK’s profile as an international leader in Earth Observation science.

The role of Observation CDT Manager will involve significant engagement with stakeholders, PGRs, CDT staff, university and external trainers and industry and third-sector partners. You will be based in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, but will be expected to work across all contributing schools in Leeds, PhD host partners, and affiliated organisations where NERC EO CDT activity occurs. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Anna Hogg, Co-Director of the SENSE EO CDT, Tel: +44(0)113 343 5842, email: 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  60% of full time equivalent
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 1 March 2026)
Release Date:  Monday 27 January 2020
Closing Date:  Wednesday 26 February 2020
Reference:  ENVEE1383
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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