We seek a Postdoctoral Researcher with expertise in remote sensing to support a series of three workshops and lead two peer-reviewed papers to integrate Earth observations (EO) and ecosystem services.
The postdoc will:
provide critical intellectual input to identify linkages between Earth observation (EO) products and ecosystem service models
develop proof-of-concept products for more easily attainable integration
facilitate collaboration and grant development for cutting-edge projects
The primary role of this position will be to produce two peer-reviewed papers.
One will provide concrete examples of how EO products could be used in existing ES valuation tools, thereby providing examples and demonstrating varying levels of difficulty of this integration.
The second will provide a theoretical framework identifying the different ways that EO could be used in ES valuation and developing novel ES valuation approaches based on EO.
The secondary role of this position will be to provide meeting support, including working directly with potential participants in both the remote sensing community and the ecosystem services community. This provides an excellent opportunity to expand your network, but it does require talking to people and organizational skills.
This is a one-year position. There is the possibility for an extension of the position to execute a related project focused on grassland productivity in Mongolia.
APPLICATION PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS
Our favorite candidates are those who are not only capable of doing the work required of the position, but those who are most excited to be working at IonE. When applying, please ensure you include a customized cover letter, along with your CV and one of your most relevant publications. Candidates should also address their potential to contribute to an academic community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
80% Research – generate ideas and lead-author 2 papers based on workshops
20% Meeting Support – identify, invite, and work with workshop attendees
Ph.D. or equivalent is required
Extensive experience using EO data and is well-versed in the extent of data products as well as about their limitations.
Documented interest in developing users for EO data and in the theoretical as well as practical challenges that non-experts face in integrating EO for applications.
Interest in ecosystem services is critical; experience with specific ecosystem service assessment is beneficial not but required.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.