Apply now Job no: 505890 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 080100 - FWRC - Forestry Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Apr 20 2023
We are recruiting a Postdoc Researcher in the department of Forestry at Mississippi State University to investigate applications for multi- scale/multi-sensor satellite retrievals of evapotranspiration (ET), vegetation index (VI) and forest structure in monitoring response of rangelands, forest, and croplands to management and climate. These timeseries will be used to assess vegetation health over time, and to upscale in situ measurements to landscape scale. Other applications may involve susceptibility of forest land to wildfire and water accounting in croplands.
Salary Grade: UC
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The Department of Forestry is one of three departments in the College of Forest Resources and the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University. The faculty have diverse teaching, research, service, and outreach expertise in the disciplines of forest biology and watershed management; forest economics, management, and policy; and forest measurements, biometrics, and spatial technologies. The Department has two undergraduate degree programs, Forestry and Natural Resource and Environmental Conservation, each accredited by the Society of American Foresters with ~200 students in addition to ~40 graduate students in both on-campus and distance education programs. The University's John W. Starr Memorial Forest (a +8,000-acre research and teaching forest), the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, and the Tombigbee National Forest are located in close proximity to the University and used for teaching, research, and Extension/outreach activities.
Mississippi State University is a Carnegie Very High Research Activity (R1) institution and a land grant university with a strong connection to the state- wide Extension Service. The University is in Starkville, a medium-size college town in northeast Mississippi (www. msstate.edu/web/about).
Anticipated Appointment Date:
August 1, 2023.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The selected candidate will lead and participate in research on vegetation health using multi-scale/multi-sensor satellite data, for example, Landsat, VIIRS, Sentinel, GEDI and hyperspectral data. There will be opportunities to collaborate with scientists from USDA, USGS and NASA.
Education: Ph.D. degree in Geography, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Remote Sensing or relevant fields.
- A robust educational background related to remote sensing - Strong mathematical and computing skills - Knowledge of soils, vegetation water use and forest structure - Strong programming expertise analyzing large images using C, Fortran, R, IDL/Matlab or similar computing language - Familiarity with the Google Earth Engine programming environment - Demonstrated skills in scientific writing, publications, and communication.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent written and oral communication skills are expected.
Instructions for Applying:
Link to apply: https:// explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/
Applicants must apply online at www. jobs.msstate.edu. When submitting a transcript, applicant should redact their social security number prior to submitting online. Additionally, please send an updated CV and two reference letters to Dr. Yun Yang at [email protected].
May 4, 2023 until filled.
Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
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Advertised: Apr 20 2023 Central Daylight Time Applications close: