Remote Sensing Algorithm Research Postdoctoral Scholar
Open date: Sept. 21, 2022
Next review date: Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time). Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time). 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.
Dr. Susan Ustin’s Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing (CSTARS) at UC Davis is known for nearly 30 years as one of strongest environmental remote sensing groups in the United States, with a decade-long expertise in developing, prototyping, and operating automated satellite data processing algorithms and systems to support ecosystem and fire management and science (http://www.cstarsd3s.ucdavis.edu/).
CSTARS faculty and staff scientists come from all over the world and variety of disciplines, including GIS, Computer Science, Applied Math, Geography, Botany, Ecology, Soil, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences. We foster flexible, empowering, inclusive, and enjoyable work environment and constantly strive to make best available science better.
We are looking for a highly motivated and organized Postdoctoral Scientist (potentially more than one position) with excellent quantitative, computer programming, and communication skills who will develop explainable cutting-edge methods and reproducible GIS datasets to more fully characterize the 50+ year history of ecosystem change in California, using dense time series of Landsat 4-9. The new developments are expected to be coupled or integrated with the existing capabilities of the Ecosystem Disturbance and Recovery Tracker (eDaRT) — a highly automated satellite image processing and analysis system currently operated by the US Forest Service — and deployed at scale to improve water resource assessment and land management in California and potentially US-wide. The Postdoc is expected to be able to work independently on complex assignments with assistance from team members while following general guidance from PI’s and science/engineering principles.
This position under a high-stakes project funded by the State of California will involve close collaboration with senior scientists and software engineers at CSTARS on the eDaRT team, UC Davis hydrologists, and our federal and state agency partners and sponsors, providing excellent opportunities for rapid professional growth, career development, and a future leadership potential.
View the full position description: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05251