2 Dec 2013

Temporary Funded Ph.D. or postdoc in remote sensing

University of New Brunswick – Posted by geojobsbizFredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

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Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. student or postdoc fellow who will work on calibrating a physics-based model to map the drought code of the Canadian Fire Weather Index from SAR images. The work will use data acquired over Canadian/South African natural grasslands, Alaska boreal forests and Canadian tundra.


The Ph.D. work will be supervised by Prof. Brigitte Leblon, (University of New Brunswick, Canada), Prof. Joseph Buckley (Royal Military College, Canada), Dr. Thomas Jagdhuber (DLR, Germany), Dr. Laura Bourgeau-Chavez (Michigan Tech Research Institute, USA) and Dr. R. Mathieu (CSIR, South Africa). Thereby, the hired person will be invited to travel among the various laboratories during his Ph.D. thesis. The study is a part of research project recently funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Eligible Candidates:

  • Preference will be given to Canadian, US or European students because the candidate will be invited to do some work at DLR (Germany) and MTRI (USA), but international students are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants should have successfully completed an MSc (a Ph.D. for the postdoc) and have a strong background in remote sensing, strong interest in computer coding, with interest in fire sciences.

It is critical the applicant has some ability to program computer code to facilitate data analysis, model development and implementation, as well as good writing and oral skills. The position is fully funded.


How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, a copy of academic transcripts (including TOEFL score if international student) and the names/contact information for three references by email. Uncompleted applications will not be considered.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date will be starting January 1st 2014 or as soon as possible.

 For more information and application, please contact Prof. Brigitte Leblon (bleblon@unb.ca )

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Job Categories: Academic / EDU. Job Types: Temporary.

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