Friday, 4 October 2013

Postdoctoral fellow opportunity at the University of Lethbridge

Postdoctoral fellow opportunity
At the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

The Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre and the Department of Geography at the University of Lethbridge are accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow in lidar remote sensing and geosciences application development.

An exceptional Postdoctoral Fellow position is available for a highly qualified individual that will join and help build a lidar research lab at the University of Lethbridge with Dr. Chris Hopkinson, our newly appointed Campus Alberta Innovates Program Research Chair in Terrestrial Ecosystems Remote Sensing.

This competitive position is funded through the newly established and prestigious Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures (AI-TF) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and aligns with the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) research theme.

Specific duties and research objectives will depend upon external funding opportunities and the research strengths of the candidate. However, four core research themes are being developed for which the candidate`s support in one or more areas will be critical:
       1. Efficient and operational lidar workflows to support applied geoscience research; primarily in the field of flood risk mapping, forest resource assessment, and landscape classification.
      2. Effective online or in-house server-based lidar data management (storage, access, processing, analysis) over large areas and in multiple locations.

      3. Lidar data and sensor fusion for environmental monitoring
      4. Lidar-based geoscience product uncertainty assessment

Theme: Geosciences / lidar remote sensing / natural resources
Duration: Up to two years
Start date: January 1st, 2014 or when the ideal candidate is found
Annual Salary: $70,000

Learn more about the position »

About the University of Lethbridge

The University of Lethbridge is one of Canada’s most influential research universities.

The U of L was recognized as Canada’s 2012 Research University of the Year (Undergraduate category) by RESEARCH Infosource and was ranked as one of Canada's top-three undergraduate institutions in Maclean's 2013 University Rankings.

The U of L is home to approximately 8,300 students from across Canada and around the world.

Alberta’s Destination University, the U of L is committed to providing undergraduate and graduate students with an unparalleled university experience and training the next generation of researchers and innovators.

About Lethbridge

Located in Alberta, Canada, Lethbridge is a place where ideas and people grow. Home to 90,000 residents, Lethbridge is one of Canada’s sunniest cities, and is a short drive to the U.S., Calgary and the Rocky Mountains.

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