USGS Postdoc in remote sensing of surface water dynamics!
The United States Geological Survey is recruiting a post-doctoral scientist for a multi-agency project focused on using remotely sensed data sources (Landsat, Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, commercial high-resolution imagery) to track surface water dynamics in response to land use, disturbance, climate extremes, and climate change. The project seeks to quantify how headwater wetlands and lakes influence downstream river discharge and predict the integrative impact of land use and climate change (and associated floods, droughts, and wildfires) has on wetlands, lakes, and rivers. The post-doc will participate in framing and performing analyses as well as authoring and presenting research. The project supports ongoing research and offers opportunities to collaborate with a multi-agency team of scientists.
Applicants should possess a strong understanding of satellite image processing and analysis, experience developing and analyzing geospatial datasets, and a background in ecology, hydrology, or climatology. Experience coding in Python and/or R is necessary as is experience with geospatial methods and GIS. Experience with advanced statistical and process-based modeling would also be helpful.
Funding for the fellowship is for one year and is subject to renewal up to 3 additional years depending on available funding. The research fellowâ€™s duty station is the Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, located in Lakewood, CO, with telework flexibility.
To apply, please prepare a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for three references and send them to email@example.com via email with the subject line â€œWater Post-Doc.â€ In the cover letter, please explain your interest in the position and relevant experience, as well as citizenship status. For eligibility requirements, see (https://www.usgs.gov/about/
Melanie Vanderhoof, firstname.lastname@example.org
United States Geological Survey
Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center