Lund University, Department of Physical Geograhy and Ecosystem Science

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

We seek a project researcher for work within the SITES Spectral Thematic Centre. The centre is located at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science at Lund University. The centre will carry out services to the scientific research stations included in SITES (, and is tasked to collect, analyse, and disseminate data from the spectral data collection activities going on at the stations.


The employee will carry out service according to the following:

  • UAV: Author instructions and provide to the stations’ data collection with drones and multispectral cameras. Analysis of compiled data with software for structure-for-motion, and generation of products (vegetation indices, DEM, orthophotos, etc.).
  • Fixed optical sensors: Organisation of data, control of data quality, instrument calibration, installation, data loggers, localising errors, etc.
  • Phenology cameras: Organisation and control of image data and computation of greenness indices.
  • Satellite sensor data: Development of time series data bases from optical systems (MODIS, Sentinel-2, Landsat) for the different stations.
  • Integration of data in GIS, generation of presentation materials, etc.
  • Metadata management and data storage in collaboration with the ICOS Carbon Portal
  • Information and web page management.

When needed the person will carry out UAV flights, and participate in information and collaboration concerning UAV activities at Lund University. The person is also expected to participate in the on-going research activities related to the centre.


Required qualifications as follows:

  • MSc or higher degree in physical geography, earth science, environmental physics, or corresponding field, including courses in digital remote sensing, management of satellite data, GIS, and image analysis.
  • Experience in written publication and documentation in Swedish and/or English. 

Additional qualifications:

  • Phd with focus on remote sensing.
  • Computer programming.
  • Experience in flying UAVs
  • Analysis of high-resolution imagery from airplane or UAV
  • Experience in spectroscopy and near-ground remote sensing
  • Driver’s license valid in Sweden.
  • Post-examination working experience. 

The applicant is asked to write an accompanying letter that specifies the suitability for the position and qualifications according to the above mentioned criteria.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2018-03-01 until 2020-02-28
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/110
  • Lars Eklundh, Professor, 046-222 9655,
  • My Geborek, HR-officer, 046-222 95 62,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 16.Jan.2018
Last application date 15.Feb.2018 11:59 PM CET

Return to job vacancies