[Gfoss] Offerta di lavoro presso JRC Ispra

Buongiorno a tutti

segnalo quest’offerta di lavoro per esperti GIS (GRASS in particolare) presso la FOREST action (cfr. http://forest.jrc.ec.europa.eu/) del JRC di Ispra (VA).
Le candidature vanno comunicate a Roberto Boca (roberto.boca@ext.jrc.ec.europa.eu, cell. 393 9295121) entro mercoledi’ 27 aprile 2011.

Cordiali saluti,
Diego Magni

Duration: 400 working days (200 initially and the 200 more upon renewal)
starting date: late May or early June 2011


The overall objective of the work is to assist the LMNHU FOREST staff in the analysis of European datasets in the areas of forest species distribution, forest monitoring, forest biodiversity, and fire incidence mapping.

The main tasks are as follows:

  • Statistical validation of datasets: The data cover the areas of forest species distribution, forest monitoring, forest biodiversity and forest fire incidence.
  • Spatial analysis and mapping of datasets: The work involves the spatial analysis of datasets regarding e.g. randomness and autocorrelation, and the subsequent mapping of the datasets according to European standards. It requires the use of statistical and geo-statistical tools to analyze spatial/temporal correlations of the datasets and the use of geographic information systems for the actual mapping of the results.
  • Time series analysis of datasets to detect noticeable trends: Since the datasets in the different databases handled in the FOREST Action go back to the 1980s, the work in this task consists in the support to the FOREST staff regarding time series analysis of the data since the 1980s until 2008. The work requires the further analysis of the data according to future scenarios and the detection of noticeable trends in time.
  • Analysis and modeling of data in relation to future climate change scenarios: the work in this area requires the spatial and temporal analysis of data and their projection according to foreseen climate change scenarios. It requires the use of statistical and geo-statistical tools and geographic information systems.


  • 4 year university degree and a minimum of 9 years of professional experience (or 13 years of experience without university degree);
  • Knowledge of programming languages in statistics and spatial analysis (e.g. SPSS, S+, R, GRASS);
  • High-level skills in use and programming of GIS software (e.g. ARC GIS, ARC-AML);
  • Experience with data analysis and quality control;
  • Spatial/temporal statistical data analysis;
  • Excellent knowledge of written English and good knowledge of spoken English.

Any of the following would also be an asset:

  • Knowledge of data management in a Linux environment;
  • Knowledge of Italian or other official EU language;
  • Previous experience working in an international environment.