VITO Job Opportunity – Water Quality Remote Sensing Scientist

VITO is advertising a vacancy for a remote sensing scientist based in Belgium.

Job requirements

  • You have a Master or PhD degree in exact sciences, applied sciences, bioscience engineering or civil engineering;
  • You have proven experience in the scientific development and application of aquatic remote sensing methods;
  • You have at least 5 years of hands-on experience in remote sensing research projects;
  • You have sound programming skills in Python, R or C++;
  • Knowledge and background in ocean optics and ocean colour is a strong asset;
  • Expertise in machine learning techniques on remote sensing data is a strong asset;
  • International experience would also be an asset;
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English is key;
  • You have a strong interest to work in an international environment.


  • We work ‘activity-based’, our activities bring us to our location. Our headquarter is in Mol. Hybrid / Part-time working from home or a satellite office in Antwerp-Berchem, Genk, Ghent or Ostend is possible.
  • A competitive salary with a range of benefits, including allowances, insurance and a modular package of holidays.
  • Innovation is our asset, so it goes without saying that we give our employees the opportunity to take additional training courses and stay up-to-date in their field. You will always have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and discover new technologies.
  • You will have the opportunity to be part of an organization with an international reputation, known for its cutting-edge technological research and scientific consultancy.
  • With us, you will contribute directly to sustainable developments at local, national and global level through your innovative applications. You provide answers to contemporary societal challenges.
  • Moreover, we highly value a good work-life balance at VITO! This is achieved by adopting a flexible attitude depending on your specific needs.


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