Post Doctoral Opportunity for Soil Moisture and Microwave Remote Sensing

Location
Amherst, Massachusetts
Posted
Nov 01, 2018
Closes
Dec 01, 2018
Career Level
Postdoctoral
Education Level
PhD
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia

Post Doctoral Opportunity for Soil Moisture and Microwave Remote Sensing

The Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory (MIRSL) at the University of Massachusetts is looking for a Post-Doctoral scholar in the field of Microwave Remote Sensing to work on the topics of remote sensing of agricultural and natural ecosystems, and in the measuring soil moisture beneath forested canopies.  The interested candidate will be able to perform field work and analysis of active and passive L-band microwave data collected by airborne and spaceborne platforms.  Skills should include the ability to work in a Unix environment with Python, Matlab, QGIS and a lower level programming language such as C or FORTRAN.  The successful applicant will work on the SMAPVEX19 field campaign, SAR time series analysis from UAVSAR, ALOS and Sentinel-1, and on algorithm development for the upcoming NISAR satellite mission.

The Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory at UMass has a 40-year history in the development of sensors and algorithms for environmental applications.  The lab itself supports airborne interferometric SARs at S-, Ku- and Ka-band that are used in support of satellite missions and land-surface imaging.  Interested candidates should send a CV and letter of interest to Paul Siqueira (siqueira@umass.edu) with “MIRSL Post Doc Application” in the subject heading.  All interested candidates should submit their materials prior to January 15.  The position will remain open until filled. 

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