Junior Researcher / Developer of MOOC in Earth Observation

Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen, , NL

We are looking for

The laboratory of GIS and Remote Sensing (GRS) at Wageningen University (WU) is one of the partners in a ESA funded project aiming at developing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Earth Observation (EO) land applications. This innovative MOOC will comprise high quality educational material such as lecture videos, animations, interactive quizzes and exercises covering basic earth observation theories as well as a large range of case studies dealing with EO over land surfaces. Based on the existing expertise of WU we will contribute significantly to this MOOC. However, we need someone who will assist staff in developing eLearning materials, convert existing materials into eLearning materials and develop interactive exercises for eLearning.

Are you a hardworking person with some knowledge on earth observation and its land applications? Do you have experience in or are interested in creating innovative education materials, animations, videos, etcetera, and do you like to build nice interactive applications? And are you a hardworking teammate willing to join us for successful and innovative education? Then we like to get you onboard!

You will contribute to the development of the mentioned MOOC, but you will also play a role in the communication within the project team, and probably also with the Team Online Education within WU. Finally, if you are interested there will also be possibilities to do actual teaching. You will do this at the greenest and most innovative campus in the Netherlands, and at a university that has been chosen as the “Best University” for the 15th consecutive time.

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We ask

A hardworking and curious colleague who has/can:

  • a MSc in Geo-information Science, Remote Sensing or a related field;
  • a true love for new concepts of education through distance learning and MOOCs;
  • Strong affinity with computer graphics and animations, as well as interactive image processing exercises;
  • proficiency in English is an absolute pre-requisite.

We offer

A 0.6 fte position at junior research / lecturer level for 14 months. Your salary will depend on knowledge and experience with ranges between min € 2709,-, and max € 4274,- based on full time employment (scale 10).
In addition, we offer:

  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
  • flexible working hours and holidays can possibly be determined in consultation so that an efficient balance between work and private life is possible;
  • excellent pension plan through ABP;
  • 232 vacation hours, the option to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes;
  • a flexible working time: the possibility to work a maximum of 2 hours per week extra and thereby to build up extra leave;
  • a choice model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan;
  • a lively workplace where you can easily make contacts and where many activities take place on the Wageningen Campus. A place where education, research and business are represented;
  • use the sports facilities on campus for a reduced fee
Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for own initiative in a learning environment.
We offer a versatile job in an international environment with varied activities in a pleasant and open working atmosphere.
More information

Please contact Dr. Johannes Reiche ([email protected]) for more information. 
For additional information about the process please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter ([email protected])

You can apply up to and including 11 February 2020 via the apply button on this page.

We are

The mission of our University is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Nine specialized research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. 

With approximately 30 locations, 6,500 employees, and 12,000 students, it is one of the leading organizations in its domain worldwide. A coordinated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the outstanding approach of Wageningen.
We are the laboratory of GIS and Remote Sensing (GRS) of Wageningen University. Our fundamental research and education concerns our living environment: nature, landscape, land use, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, water management, and various claims on space. The laboratory is very international in terms of staff and student composition.

Equal opportunities employer
We encourage applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We believe that a diverse and inclusive work environment makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient organization.





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