Department: Center for Spatial Information Science & Systems (CSISS)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Agro-Geoinformation Sciences
The George Mason University, Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) in the College of Science invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position. George Mason University 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 successful candidate will participate in an interdisciplinary research project- WaterSmart: A Cyberinfrastructure-Based Integrated Agro-Geoinformatic Decision-Support Web Service System to Facilitate Informed Irrigation Decision-Making- funded by the Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) program of the National Science Foundation. This position is full-time with benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewal dependent on performance and the availability of funding.
The incumbent will work with a multidisciplinary team from collaborative institutes and organizations on the WaterSmart project. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Work directly under the Principle Investigator to participate in designing, developing, and implementing the WaterSmart decision support system of systems through integrating the capabilities and systems of modeling systems and sensor networks;
Assist the PI and participating scientists in the decision system development, implementation, and applications to achieve project goals; and
Actively work with the PI and collaborators in preparing and publishing the research results in scientific journals and conferences.
The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Geoinformation Sciences or closely related fields at the starting time of the appointment;
Experience in agricultural science modeling and/or agricultural remote sensing with strong programming experience;
Working knowledge of agro-informatic cyberinfrastructures;
Experience in using databases for managing GIS and agricultural information; and
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
Experience in Web-based geographic information system design and development;
Experience in using Java, C/C++, Python or other languages for scientific programming and processing geographic information system (GIS) data and agro-informatic applications;
Experience with Open-Source geospatial software packages, e.g. GDAL and OSGeo packages;
Familiar with open specifications for geospatial metadata, data Web services and catalogue services of OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) and ISO TC 211;
Experiences with full-stack development for decision support systems in the Web environment; and
Hands-on experience with open geospatial Web service standards and specifications.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Internal Number: 42469
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