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Taylor Geospatial Institute Postdoctoral Fellow
Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri
Date Posted 05/03/2022
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

All About You

The Taylor Geospatial Institute (TGI), the nation’s leading academic center for geospatial science, is committed to making St Louis a global center of excellence in geospatial science research, education, and innovation. The St. Louis region is well-positioned to become the nation’s geospatial ‘Silicon Valley’ as laid out in the June 2020 “GeoFutures Strategic Roadmap,” a plan for strengthening St. Louis’s competitive advantage in geospatial research and technology. For more information on the Institute please visit www.taylorgeospatial.org .

To achieve this goal, the Taylor Geospatial Institute is announcing a Postdoc program that is designed to support local faculty in their research projects in core geospatial science and applied domains (www.taylorgeospatial.org/research/ ). The Taylor Geospatial Institute envisions building a world-class, interdisciplinary geospatial science research collaborative to address scientific and societal grand challenges (e.g. food security, supply chain resilience, health equity, and national security). The purpose of the Taylor Geospatial Institute postdoctoral program is to bring distinguished researchers in geospatial science core or adjacent fields to the St. Louis region, develop the next generation of scientific leaders, and catalyze regional collaboration to accelerate the St. Louis region’s development as a global geospatial center of excellence. This program is another step to demonstrate our commitment to advancing the geospatial sciences.

The successful applicants will support faculty in their research projects and promote collaborations in the St. Louis region in core geospatial science and applied domains. This cohort of 6 postdocs is part of a series of initiatives by the TGI to accelerate the St Louis region’s development as a national center for geospatial science. The Notice of Opportunity: Geospatial Institute Postdoc Program (https://taylorgeospatial.org/download/1416/ ) provides more context, details and research foci for candidates to shape their application.  

Ideal candidates would have a Ph.D. in geospatial science or related field applied to food systems, health systems, and national security. These individuals selected should have the strong technical expertise and computing skills.  The candidates are expected to have a record of scholarly research and publications, and a strong desire and ability for publications and grant proposal writing. Recent Ph.D. degrees in Geospatial Science, Geoinformatics, Geography, Computer Science, or related areas with strong geospatial skills are desired.  

Applications must be submitted online at https://slu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers . Applicants must include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume/curriculum vitae; 3) 3-page research project proposal (expected content: title, contact info, project summary, research plan including specific aims, preliminary work, potential outcomes, potential faculty advisor at Saint Louis University or the affiliated institutions); and 4) One letter of recommendation from the applicant’s Ph.D. mentor. You can upload these items on the third page "My experience" under the header "Resume or CV/Cover Letter and/or additional documents listed as a requirement in the job posting"

The position offers a nationally competitive salary and other benefits. Applicants must be willing to relocate to Saint Louis University or one of the affiliated partner institutions. The position is for one year and can be renewed based on performance.  

All other correspondence or questions regarding this position can be directed to TGI@slu.edu . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled

Saint Louis University requires COVID-19 vaccinations and a booster dose for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be/are required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination is required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you are required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment and submit proof of full vaccination within 30 days of your start date. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances. Failure to comply with the vaccine requirement within 30 days of an employee’s start date will result in termination of the employment.  Proof of vaccine will be submitted through an online portal made available to you during your Workday onboarding tasks.

The University will require all students, faculty and staff to obtain a booster vaccine dose prior to their start date, This applies to:
•    All adults over the age of 18 years who completed their vaccine series with Pfizer or Moderna at least 6 months ago.  
•    Those who received the J&J vaccine at least two months ago. 


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Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

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