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Postdoctoral position in remote sensing and spatial analysis at Tufts University

Tufts University, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Department
Medford, Massachusetts
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May 2, 2024

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Research associates (postdoctoral) position in the field of remote sensing and spatial analysis are available immediately.  The research associates will work closely with Dr. Peilei Fan (Department of Urban Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University) on funded research focusing on remote sensing, spatial modeling, data/information synthesis, and the manipulation and processing of terrestrial satellite data. We are seeking highly qualified candidates with proficiencies in spatial analysis, both SAR and optical remote sensing technology, Google Earth Engine, and Python programming. Cloud computing and deep machine learning are preferred but not required.   

Successful candidate is required to have a PhD with a quantitative background and first authored peer-reviewed publication(s) in remote sensing of environment, land cover changes, landscape ecology, or spatial modeling. The preferred applicants must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills. The applicant must be able to independently plan and execute research activities including data collection, evaluation, and analyses. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.  

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is identified. The position is for a one-year period, with a likely renewal for a second and, possibly, third year contingent on additional funding.  

The application should include: (i) cover letter; (ii) a full current CV; (iii) the names, positions, and contact information for two referees; and (iv) one or two published journal manuscripts with primary authorship by the applicant. All material shall be sent to Dr. Peilei Fan at with “Postdoctoral Scholar Application” in the subject heading.


For nearly five decades, the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) has been a place where students, faculty, and the community work to turn vision into practice. UEP centers its mission around the intersection of planning, policy and social justice. A UEP education is:

  • Top-Ranked among 100 planning programs, ranked #1 master’s only program by Planetizen.
  • Hands-on learning environment inside and outside the classroom.
  • Engaged community strategy to address real-world issues.
  • Award-winning student work and internationally acclaimed faculty members.
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