Project Scientist in Terrestrial Remote Sensing

Irvine, CA
Jun 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • School of Physical Sciences - Earth System Science


    Open date: June 14th, 2017

    Last review date: July 14th, 2017
    Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

    Final date: August 31st, 2017
    Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


    A project scientist position is available at the University of California, Irvine, in the field of terrestrial remote sensing. The successful candidate will conduct analysis of satellite imagery and create remote sensing products, reports, and papers for different stakeholder groups and university research projects. The project scientist will be expected to lead project design, proposal writing, and publication of project findings in peer-reviewed science journals. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Experience working with Landsat, Sentinel, or similar moderate or high-resolution satellite imagery is required, along with a strong background in using scripting languages such as Python, Matlab, R, ArcGIS, or Interactive Data Language. Experience with managing large geospatial data sets and the application of machine learning or complex statistical algorithms is also important. A Ph.D. in geography, earth science, engineering, or a related discipline is required, and some postdoctoral experience is desirable. Funding is available for a 3-year period, and is contingent on satisfactory progress in years 1 and 2. The project scientist is expected to play an important long-term role in the development of UCI's new Center on Geospatial Data Solutions for Climate and the Environment through working with faculty, students, and community stakeholders associated with the Departments of Earth System Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, along with university research centers such as the Center for Environmental Biology, Water UCI, UCI OCEANS, and UCI-Nature.

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
    Job location Irvine, CA


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