Position at JCR-ISPRA, Italy

The Forest Resources and Climate Unit is looking for a researcher to contribute to the further development of web information data processing and web information services:

  • Developing forest-related information services
  • Integrating forest data and applications into web information services.
  • Supporting the further development of the European Forest Information System (E-FIS), including the European Forest Fire Information System and the European Forest Data Centre, and through the integration of new web services.


The ideal candidate should have a PhD in environmental science, informatics, or related fields (or a University degree and 5 years of research experience after the degree giving access to doctora studies).

The work will involve developing web mapping browser applications. Therefore, experience with javascript libraries including jQuery, OpenLayers and/or GeoExt is desirable. Knowledge in managing and extracting data from databases in Oracle Spatial and/or Postgres/PostGIS is required, while knowledge of spatial queries would be considered an asset.

The candidate will also be expected to provide support for the Apache web server running within a Linux environment and have a good understanding of different vector and raster data formats, with experience of manipulating datasets using utility programs such the GDAL toolset, and Oracle SQL*Plus and sqlLoader.

Good knowledge of spoken and written English is required. The knowledge of another communit language would be an advantage.

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