Post-doctoral position in remote sensing of global rivers
Gardner Hydrology Lab: Our lab studies how rivers, lakes, and their landscapes move water, sediment, and elements across continents and how human activities impact these processes. We draw from disciplines such as hydrology, biogeochemistry, limnology, and geomorphology, with particular emphasis on spatial approaches that combine in-situ sensors, satellite remote sensing, and big data synthesis. We are specifically looking for applicants interested in:
Global patterns and drivers of suspended sediment fluxes through rivers using satellite remote sensing. Other potential projects may include: global patterns in river color or quantifying disappearing and appearing lakes.
Position Details: The position is funded for two years and housed within the Department of Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh working with Dr. John Gardner and collaborators. The position may be extended pending funding. Annual salary starts at $56,000 with annual raises. Benefits include health/dental/vision coverage as well as optional access to other university benefits. Remote work options may be possible. Start date is negotiable but preferably between May and October of 2021.
- PhD in one of the following fields: environmental science, engineering, geology/geomorphology, hydrology, remote sensing, computer science, physical geography, limnology, physics or related fields.
Experience with remote sensing analysis and computer programming.
- Experience with optical remote sensing, geospatial data analysis, machine learning.
- Expertise working with large datasets using computer programming (e.g. python, java, R, and Google Earth Engine).
- Commitment to open data and code practices.
Interest in collaborating with undergraduate and graduate students.
- A cover letter describing your career goals, experience, and interest in the position.
Resume/CV including contact information for three professional references.
Links to an official application will be available on our lab webpage soon. Review of applicants and virtual interviews will occur on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration, applications should be submitted by February 1st, 2021.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. We strongly encourage members of minoritized and under-represented groups in academia to apply. The Gardner Hydrology Lab Pittsburgh supports a diverse and inclusive culture.
Pittsburgh has strong research programs and is a center for data science/machine learning, technology, and the arts with the combined efforts of the University Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and The Carnegie Museums. Pittsburgh was recently named “American’s Most Livable City” by the Places Rated Almanac, boasts a low cost of living, a stunning cityscape and parks, and is home to a number of world-class museums, a thriving arts and food scene. The city is also located within a short drive of multiple parks in the rolling hills and forests of the Great Lakes, Laurel Highlands and Allegheny Mountains.