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COMET Research Fellow in InSAR and the Digital Environment

Do you have a background in using satellite data to monitor ground deformation, with a specialism in Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (InSAR)? Do you want to apply your skills to the digital transformation of the UK’s built environment? 

The Centre for Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET) is seeking to recruit a Research Fellow in InSAR and the Digital Environment to join an exciting new initiative investigating how a dynamic motion map can be used in the UK’s Digital Environment.   

COMET is a world-leading research centre involving researchers from across the UK. We use state-of-the-art Earth observation techniques, including InSAR, to study earthquakes and volcanoes, and help understand the hazards they pose.

The tools and techniques employed by COMET also have broader applications. COMET scientists at Bristol, Leeds and the BGS were recently funded to assess the requirements for a Sentinel-1 based UK ground motion map to be incorporated into the Digital Environment.  

We are seeking a skilled individual who can analyse InSAR data and establish how how it can be combined with more traditional ground-based sensor networks to monitor structural movement across the UK.

Although based in the School of Earth and Environment, you will be expected to work with our project partners at the University of Bristol and the British Geological Survey, as well as with stakeholders from across the UK, including at the University of Leeds spinout, SatSense Ltd.  

With a PhD (or close to obtaining) in satellite geodesy or a related topic, you will also have excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.


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

Tim Wright, Professor of Satellite Geodesy

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5258, email: t.j.wright@leeds.ac.uk 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - We will consider job share / flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 3 February 2020 due to external funding)
Release Date:  Thursday 25 April 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 26 May 2019
Interview Date:  Thursday 06 June 2019
Reference:  ENVEE1320
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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