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Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho
Date Posted 05/20/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Posting Number SP003243P
Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Location Moscow
Division/College College of Natural Resources
Department Forest, Rangeland, & Fire Sciences
FLSA Status Overtime Exempt
Employee Category Exempt
Pay Range $50,000-$54,000
Type of Appointment Fiscal Year
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Position Overview
A one-year postdoctoral position, with the possibility of extension up to three years depending on funding and performance evaluation, is available to join an interdisciplinary research project, funded by NASA, focused on the harmonization of the MODIS and VIIRS global burned area time series. The objective of the investigation is to generate the first ever global fire record covering the 30 years conventionally required for climate analysis. The position will be based in the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences at the University of Idaho, in Moscow, ID. 
Unit Overview
The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources is committed to disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs that integrate ecological, social and natural resource science and management systems. Our research, education and outreach sustains people and the land through innovative science, technology and leadership.
Funding This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.
A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy. Yes
Internal Posting?

Position Responsibilities

Key Accountability Assist PI with research by:
Job Duties
  • Performing intercomparison of coarse resolution MODIS and VIIRS burned area and active fire products
  • Performing harmonization and calibration of the MODIS and VIIRS fire products. 
  • Analyzing burned area trends and interannual variability
  • Distributing and documenting research outputs to the scientific community through a dedicated website
  • Publishing and communicating the project’s findings
Key Accountability Present research results by:
Job Duties
  • Analyzing and summarizing data in peer reviewed publications
  • Presenting at scientific meetings
Key Accountability Provide supervision by:
Job Duties
  • Overseeing work of graduate and undergraduate research students

Position Qualifications

Required Experience
  • Programming experience (e.g. C, R, IDL, GDAL)
  • Research Experience: documented research experience on the use of  NASA MODIS and Landsat Data.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated record of published peer-reviewed publications.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on scientific manuscripts.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a group.
  • Ability to pass a background check. 
Required Education
  • Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Natural Resources or equivalent, with a focus on quantitative Remote Sensing. 
Required Licensures, Certifications or other
Additional Preferred
  • Experience working with the NASA MODIS global fire products, or with other global fire datasets.
  • Experience working on the fusion of of remotely sensed datasets and products 
  • Experience working with global environmental satellite products
  • Experience in time series analysis 
  • Experience in applied statistics, including sampling theory, validation and calibration techniques. 
Physical Requirements
Working Conditions
Degree Requirement

Posting Information

Posting Date 02/16/2022
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
This position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applicants who have submitted their materials by March 2nd, 2022. 
Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

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