Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
Jun 25, 2020
Closes
Dec 09, 2020
Ref
FAC8033
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
"Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Agro-Geoinformatics

The George Mason University, Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) invites applications for a full-time Post-doctoral Research Fellow position in agro-geoinformatics. We seek a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to conduct research on agricultural applications and decision support with remote sensing and GIS technologies. This position is initially for one year with possibility of renewal subject to performance and funding availability. George Mason has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: The incumbent will be primarily involved in several ongoing research projects funded by NASA and NSF. Duties for the position include mapping land cover/use and in-season crop, monitoring crop condition and progress, estimating crop yields, developing web-service-based agricultural decision support system, and publishing results in journals and conferences.

Required Qualifications: * Ph.D. in Geoinformation Science, agricultural information or related fields; * hands-on experience with remote sensing and geographic information science for decision support in agriculture and food security; * knowledge of geospatial Web services and open geospatial standards and specifications; * experience in designing and developing geospatial web service systems; * programming skills in Python, Java, C/C++ or other languages; * Excellent knowledge of both scientifically and technologically geo-information sciences and their applications in land use and agriculture; * good oral and written communication skills in English.

Preferred Qualifications: * Direct knowledge and experience related to decision support research related to cropland production modeling across scales with integration of advanced remote sensing and geographic information technologies; * Integrated policy analysis of land use; user interface development for Web-based geographic information systems (Web GIS); * Experience with JavaScript and related Web-mapping libraries; * Excels both scientifically and technologically in geo-information sciences and their applications in land use and agriculture.

George Mason University is located in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and is the largest public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a diverse student body. CSISS is a university research center in geoinformatics. CSISS conducts research funded by U.S. federal agencies and international organizations. For more information about the center, please visit http://csiss.gmu.edu/ ."

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information."

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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