|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Mon, 19 Sep 2011 12:59:03 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... Postdoctoral Position in GIScience, Land Use, and Climate Change. A Research Associate (postdoctoral) position is available to join a growing research group focused on interactions between land use in grassland environments, fire in rangelands, and climate change. The primary responsibilities associated with this position are to conduct independent research on the impacts of fire on Flint Hills grasslands in Kansas and to examine impacts of climate change for rangelands and livestock production in Kansas. The minimum qualification is a doctoral degree in geography or a relevant ecological, Earth, or environmental science. The ideal candidate would have a strong familiarity with remote sensing and image processing of Landsat TM and MODIS data, skills in GIS analysis of multiple attributes and multiple years of data, an understanding of the importance of land use in local to regional climate change, and experience with multivariate statistical methods. Experience with GIS, digital image processing, and an ability to work with large data sets is required. Experience is processing multilayer datasets and knowledge of remote sensing of fire impacts in grasslands is highly desirable. Must value working with diverse student populations and cultural perspectives in research. Specific duties include acquisition and analysis of satellite imagery, acquisition and analysis of both historic weather data and climate scenarios for the 21st century to examine the frequency of major heat livestock stress events, mapping prescribed rangeland fire events, presentation of research findings at professional meetings, collaboration with faculty, preparation of manuscripts, and mentoring and collaboration with diverse undergraduate and graduate students. This position will be based at the Department of Geography at Kansas State University. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications; benefits are included. To apply, applicants should send a CV, a cover letter including future research and career goals, and the names and contact information for three professional references as a single pdf to Dr. John Harrington Jr. (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) with the subject line “postdoctoral position.” Screening of applications will begin September 26, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required. Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks diversity among its employees.
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