The Operational Unit BEYOND Center for Earth Observation Research and Satellite Remote Sensing at the National Observatory of Athens is seeking to hire a highly skilled and motivated Expert on Fire Disaster Management to join our team, contributing to cutting-edge applied research for the services of FireHUB

Our team focuses on innovative approaches to address challenges related to fire modelling, mapping, monitoring, early warning, forecasting and mitigation, integrating big EO data from the EU Copernicus program, and other sources.

Join us to make a meaningful impact on advancing scientific research and promoting efficient practices for disaster risk reduction through the integration of Earth Observation and Fire domains.



  • Contribution to the development of research in the domains of fire modelling, mapping, monitoring, early warning, forecasting and mitigation, integrating Earth Observation data from the EU Copernicus program as well as other data sources.
  • Collaboration with Project Managers of the Unit towards advancing the quality and timeliness of project deliveries if/where possible.
  • Participation in transfer of knowledge activities of BEYOND.
  • Contribution to proposal writing, project coordination and realisation, and deliverable preparation.
  • Preparation of research papers and contribution to the dissemination of findings.
  • Production of clear and concise documentation of defined procedures and regular updates to facilitate knowledge sharing and seamless team collaboration inside the Unit.
  • Being an integral part of our tech-minded team, engaging in knowledge sharing, brainstorming, and contributing to the collective growth and success of the Unit.
  • Occasional travel for project meetings, presentations in conferences and international collaboration.


  • Relevant PhD or important professional research experience, preferably from the Faculty of Engineering or Science.
  • Demonstrated experience in the domain of Disaster Management, and Fire Risk assessment and modelling, mapping, monitoring, early warning, forecasting and mitigation.
  • Demonstrated experience in GIS & Remote Sensing for fire disaster management.
  • More than 8 years of relevant work/research experience.
  • Good knowledge of at least one programming languages like Python, R or MATLAB.
  • Ability to write technical documentation to facilitate knowledge transfer.
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, analytical mindset, research development skills, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • English language proficiency preferably at C2 level, both written and spoken.

Join us at the Operational Unit Center BEYOND of the National Observatory of Athens and be part of a team that makes a meaningful impact on state-of-the-art research that contributes to cutting-edge projects addressing critical disaster challenges through advanced technology and innovation.

We Offer:

  • A highly competitive remuneration package based on the qualifications of the candidate, including all legal deductions and taxes.
  • A collaborative and stimulating work environment with opportunities for professional growth and involvement in prestigious European, national and commercial projects.

LocationNational Observatory of Athens, Greece

Deadline for CVs: June 30th, 2024

How to apply: Interested applicants should send their CVs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
You don’t need to send a cover letter.

Operational Unit BEYOND Center of IAASARS/NOA is an equal opportunity employer.