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[Met-jobs] Postdoc Position at Kansas State University (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
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. (<jharrin@k-state.edu>) 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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