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Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Idaho

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University of Idaho

Postdoctoral Fellow

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Natural Resources

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $50,000-$54,000

FTE: 1.0

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
A one-year postdoctoral position, with the possibility of extension up to three years depending on funding and performance evaluation, is available to join an interdisciplinary research project, funded by NASA, focused on the harmonization of the MODIS and VIIRS global burned area time series. The objective of the investigation is to generate the first ever global fire record covering the 30 years conventionally required for climate analysis. The position will be based in the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences at the University of Idaho, in Moscow, ID.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Natural Resources or equivalent, with a focus on quantitative Remote Sensing.
  • Programming experience (e.g. C, R, IDL, GDAL)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Research experience on the use of NASA MODIS and Landsat Data.
  • Experience in applied statistics, including sampling theory, validation and calibration techniques.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated record of published peer-reviewed publications. Ability to work independently and collaboratively on scientific manuscripts.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a group.
  • Experience working with the NASA MODIS global fire products, or with other global fire datasets.
  • Experience working on the fusion of remotely sensed datasets and products Experience working with global environmental satellite products
  • Familiarity with deep learning algorithms for remotely sensed image classification
  • Experience in time series analysis
  • Experience in applied statistics, including sampling theory, validation and calibration techniques

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP003516P

Posting Date: 08/08/2022

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
This position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applicants who have submitted their materials by September 16th, 2022.

Inquiries should be directed to:Dr. Luigi Boschetti
Professor of Remote SensingCollege of Natural Resources, University of Idaho[email protected]

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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