Stanford University’s Earth System Science and Computer Science Departments are hiring two full-time postdoctoral scientists with expertise in remote sensing, geospatial analyses, computer sciences, the oil and gas sector, and/or biogeosciences to (a) Lead the construction of a public database of global methane source infrastructure (including oil and gas wells and related facilities, landfills, and other infrastructure) by aggregating and integrating multiple disparate datasets; (b) Work closely with computer vision researchers to develop and validate AI-based satellite image-derived methane source databases, and integrate them into the aggregated database; (c) Conduct geospatial data analyses and visualizations of the database. Social computing, crowdsourcing, and uncertainty estimation will be used as part of a human-in-the-loop design for ensuring high-quality data records. Successful candidates will contribute to Stanford’s multi-year AI for Climate Initiative (https://stanfordmlgroup.github.io/programs/aicc-bootcamp/) and the Global Carbon Project (globalcarbonproject.org). Project investigators include Rob Jackson (jacksonlab.stanford.edu), Andrew Ng (https://www.andrewng.org), Michael Bernstein (https://hci.stanford.edu/msb/) and others to provide a reference database for source attribution of methane plumes identified from satellites and aircraft.
Send a CV, statement of research, diversity statement, and the names and contact information for three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions. Apply by August 1st, 2021, for full consideration. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.