The Michigan State University Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences and the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations invite applications for a full-time fixed-term Research Associate to begin as soon as possible.
The position is in support of NASA funded research that involves quantitative remote sensing, manipulation and processing of large volume terrestrial satellite data, and land surface property retrieval. Strong candidates will have experience with team work, satellite data processing, and published research in peer reviewed remote sensing literature. Position will be based in East Lansing, Michigan with an initial 12-month appointment. Renewal may be possible subject to performance and funding availability. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Review of applications will be gin January 27, 2020.
Doctorate in quantitative remote sensing
The successful candidate is required to have a PhD in quantitative remote sensing, at least three years computer programming experience, and at least two first-authored remote sensing publications in peer reviewed literature.
Experience using polar orbiting coarse resolution (e.g., MODIS or VI IRS) and moderate resolution (e.g., Landsat or Sentinel-2) and geostationary (e.g., GOES) satellite data. Experience with land surface property retrieval from satellite data. Experience programming using a compiled language and using scripts in a Linux environment. Good oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a team. Willingness to continue to write research articles.
Required Application Materials
Applications should be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources application system. Application package should be uploaded as a single PDF with (i) a cover letter; (ii) a full current CV; (iii) the names, positions, and contact information for two referees; and (iv) two published journal manuscripts with primary authorship by the applicant.
Appointment is contingent upon successfully completing a full background check. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have questions about this position please contact Dr. David Roy (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Dr. Geoffrey Henebry (email@example.com).
The Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences and the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations are committed to promoting diversity in research.
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