Department: Center for Spatial Information Science & Systems (CSISS)
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Agro-Geoinformatics
The George Mason University, Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) invites applications for a full-time Post-doctoral Research Fellow position in agro-geoinformatics. We seek a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to conduct research on agricultural applications and decision support with remote sensing and GIS technologies. This position is initially for one year with possibility of renewal subject to performance and funding availability. George Mason has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The incumbent will be primarily involved in several ongoing research projects funded by NASA and NSF. Duties for the position include mapping land cover/use and in-season crop, monitoring crop condition and progress, estimating crop yields, developing web-service-based agricultural decision support system, and publishing results in journals and conferences.
Ph.D. in Geoinformation Science, agricultural information or related fields;
hands-on experience with remote sensing and geographic information science for decision support in agriculture and food security;
knowledge of geospatial Web services and open geospatial standards and specifications;
experience in designing and developing geospatial web service systems;
programming skills in Python, Java, C/C++ or other languages;
Excellent knowledge of both scientifically and technologically geo-information sciences and their applications in land use and agriculture;
good oral and written communication skills in English.
Direct knowledge and experience related to decision support research related to cropland production modeling across scales with integration of advanced remote sensing and geographic information technologies;
Integrated policy analysis of land use; user interface development for Web-based geographic information systems (Web GIS);
Excels both scientifically and technologically in geo-information sciences and their applications in land use and agriculture.
George Mason University is located in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and is the largest public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a diverse student body. CSISS is a university research center in geoinformatics. CSISS conducts research funded by U.S. federal agencies and international organizations. For more information about the center, please visit http://csiss.gmu.edu/.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Internal Number: 47933
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