POST: IMS\ARISTEIA_II\DynByzCrete\PostDoc3 Post Doc Researcher with PhD in one of the following topics: geoscience, geoinformatics, applied geophysics, landscape archaeology

Application deadline: 3/3/2014

The Laboratory of Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies - Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (IMS-FORTH), announces a Post-Doc scholarship for scholars that want to participate in the implementation of the project «Recapturing the Dynamics of the Early Byzantine Settlements in Crete: Old problems New Interpretations through an Interdisciplinary Approach (DynByzCrete)». The project is carried out under the framework of the Operational Programme «EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING» (NSRF 2007-2013) and specifically the action «ARISTEIA ΙΙ».

Research objectives

The research objectives of the post depending of the qualifications of the candidates include: the rectification and digitization of plans/maps/drawings, the processing/interpretation of satellite images, the data analysis through GIS, the collection/processing/interpretation of geophysical data, the mapping through GPS units and the fusion of geophysical/satellite data. The candidate is expected to participate in a number of fieldwork activities in Greece, to deliver lectures in international seminars that will be organized by IMS-FORTH, to actively participate in the publications of the project's results in international peer reviewed journals and conferences. Candidates need to have a strong stimulus and be able to collaborate and interact constructively within an international team with various disciplines.

Necessary Requirements:

1.        PhD in one of the following topics: geoscience, geoinformatics, applied geophysics, landscape archaeology.

2.        Publications in peer review journals and/or international conferences.

3.        Participation in a number of research projects dealing with satellite remote sensing, GIS and geophysical prospection specialized in archaeological prospection.

4.        Knowledge of GIS softwares (ArcGIS etc) with emphasis to the spatial analysis, satellite remote sensing softwares (ERDAS etc), geophysical softwares (Geoplot, GPRslice, Surfer, RES2DINV etc) and topographic mapping through GPS.

Teaching experience in the fields of satellite remote sensing. GIS, geophysical prospection and archaeology.

6.        Very good knowledge of English.

Location: Rethymno, Crete, Greece

Contract duration / Salary: The duration of the post is 13-15 months with monthly gross salary 1900 Euro. We should emphasize that the goal of the Laboratory of Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment, IMS-FORTH is to invest in long-term collaborations with promising scientists and scholars that they will participate in future funded projects.

Application Procedure

The interested candidate should send detailed CV including identification and communication details, copy of the PhD and contact information of three (3) referees until to Dr. Nikos Papadopoulos until March 3rd, 2014 at 14:00 hours.

Alternatively the application can be mailed in the following address::

Dr. Nikos Papadopoulos

Laboratory of Geophysical-Remote Sensing & Archaeoenvironment (GeoSat ReSeArch)

Institute for Mediterranean Studies (I.M.S.)

Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (F.O.R.T.H.)

Melissinou & Nikiforou Foka 130, P.O. Box. 119, Rethymno, 74100, Crete, Greece

Contact

For more information the candidates can contact with Dr. Nikos Papadopoulos. Tel: (+30) 28310 56627, 25146, Email: nikos@ims.forth.gr

Review of Applications

1.        Among all the applications that will be submitted within the deadline above, the one that fits better the above description will be selected.

2.        Applications are considered in time if they are received to the mail or email addresses mentioned above by the deadline of the application.

3.        If it is deemed necessary, applicants may be called for a personal interview.

4.        Please note that the call for proposals for a contract for the lease of this project is not competitive, while any option counterparty has the character of acceptance of a proposal rather than "hiring".

5.        The applicants selected will be notified personally for the acceptance of the contract as well as for submitting the original certifications (or certified copies of them). In case the original documents do not match the copies that have been submitted with the application, the applicant is dismissed from the application procedure.

6.        FORTH reserves the right to accept or not the submitted applications.

Additional Information στοιχεία

Α) The applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria

QUALIFICATIONS

GRADES

(up to)

PhD in one of the following topics: geoscience, geoinformatics, applied geophysics, landscape archaeology.

25%

Publications in peer review journals and/or international conferences.

25%

Participation in a number of research projects dealing with satellite remote sensing, GIS and geophysical prospection specialized in archaeological prospection.

20%

Knowledge of GIS softwares (ArcGIS etc) with emphasis to the spatial analysis, satellite remote sensing softwares (ERDAS etc), geophysical softwares (Geoplot, GPRslice, Surfer, RES2DINV etc) and topographic mapping through GPS.

10%

Proven teaching experience in the fields of satellite remote sensing. GIS, geophysical prospection and archaeology.

10%

Very good knowledge of English.

10%

TOTAL

100%

Β) The results of the review and evaluation procedure will be published on the web page of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (http://www.ims.forth.gr).

C) Any objections to the results of the candidates' evaluation should be presented strictly within five (5) working days from the day following the announcement of the results on the website IMS (www.ims.forth.gr). Objections should be specific and submitted by hand or sent by post to: Institute for Mediterranean Studies (I.M.S.), Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (F.O.R.T.H.),

Melissinou & Nikiforou Foka 130, Rethymno, 74100, Crete, Greece.

D) The right of access to personal files and data relating to the other candidates is exercised only in written and in favor of the applicant in accordance with the combined provisions of Law 2472/1997 and Law 2690/1999, under c / EX/4163-1/6-7-2012 document for the Protection of Personal Data in order to exercise his rights in accordance with the legal procedure (written request, documentation overriding legitimate interest etc).