Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Terrestrial Remote Sensing

Brookings, South Dakota
Nov 02, 2018
Dec 02, 2018
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We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow in the field of terrestrial remote sensing. The candidate's primary responsibility will be to conduct research in the NASA-funded project on the monitoring land surface phenology. The research will focus on the detection of land surface phenology from VIIRS observations as well as geostationary satellite data. The fellow will refine the available algorithms and software to improve the quality of current phenology products and to characterize and quantify error and uncertainty. The funding is currently available for three years. Salary and benefits are nationally competitive.

The position will be located in the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence (GSCE), Department of Geography at South Dakota State University. The GSCE is a joint venture linking South Dakota State University (SDSU) with the United States Geological Survey's Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS). 

Qualifications: Preferred candidates will have experience in the following areas: (1) quantitative satellite data analysis of land surface properties; (2) computer programming using C/C++ or IDL in Linux/Unix; and (3) data analysis using GIS, image processing, and statistical software.

To apply: Please send a curriculum vita, brief statement of research experiences and goals, and contact information for three references to Dr. Xiaoyang Zhang, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, Department of Geography, South Dakota State University, Wecota Hall, Box 506B, Brookings, SD 57007-3510, USA (or via email to: South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. The fellowship is available immediately. Applications are considered until the vacancy is filled.