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Post-Doctoral Scientist - Digital Terrain Analysis

Kentucky Geological Survey
University of Kentucky campus, Lexington, KY
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Oct 31, 2021

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Earth and Space Science Informatics, Interdisciplinary/Other, Natural Hazards
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The Kentucky Geological Survey has an opening for an innovative postdoctoral researcher with experience using machine learning, artificial intelligence, or computational modeling of geological processes to solve geospatial problems in our Digital Earth Analysis Lab (DEAL).

The position will work primarily with airborne LiDAR and related data to help solve scientific research problems related to quadrangle scale surficial geologic mapping, geomorphologic change detection, geohazard assessment, water resources evaluations, and/or geohealth topics in Kentucky. This position will work with a range of KGS geologists to identify research topics relevant to the KGS mission of geologic research in the public interest, develop learning opportunities for the UK earth science community, and submit manuscripts for publication in leading peer reviewed journals and the KGS publication series. The position includes support for research related travel and conference attendance.

A part the University of Kentucky since 1948, KGS traces its history back to 1838 and is the primary source of geologic information for and about Kentucky. The KGS main office is on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, a vibrant city of 300,000+ people in the heart of the scenic Bluegrass region. Lexington and UK offer cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities as well as easy access to Louisville and Cincinnati. For additional information about KGS, visit

This is a limited term (temporary) appointment for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. We will begin reviewing applications starting November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please visit the UK Jobs site here: and include a current curriculum vitae along with a cover letter that details your experience related to the required items listed above, as well as contact information for three references.  

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

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