Postdoctoral Scholar in the Climate Hazards Center
Company: University of California - Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: March 26, 2020
POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR IN THE CLIMATE HAZARDS CENTER APPLY NOW TO
POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR IN THE CLIMATE HAZARDS CENTER
* College of Letters & Science - Mathematical, Life, and Physical
Sciences - Geography
Open date: March 23rd, 2020
Next review date: Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but
those received after the review date will only be considered if the
position has not yet been filled.
Summary: The Climate Hazards Center (https://chc.ucsb.edu/) at the
University of California, Santa Barbara seeks a highly motivated
postdoctoral researcher for an exciting project supported by the US
Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Geological
Survey. The project focuses on using remote sensing and machine
learning to predict agricultural statistics (crop production, crop
yields, prices) in food insecure countries and will directly
support the famine early warning efforts of USAID s Famine Early
Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). The project will have a strong
focus on applications and will leverage cutting edge science to
support lives and livelihood saving early warning information.
Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD Degree in
Statistics, Geography/Remote Sensing, Agricultural Economics,
Agronomy, hydrology, environmental science, Earth Science or a
related discipline except the dissertation at the time of
PhD awarded by the time of appointment.
Strong expertise in handling, processing and visualizing large
geophysical or remote sensing datasets, and/or socioeconomic time
Ability to implement predictive models (including but not limited
to machine learning algorithms) based on remotely sensed and/or
time series datasets.
Fluency in programming languages such as R or Python.
Demonstrated ability to make reproducible code for cleaning,
integrating, and modeling spatial/temporal data from multiple
sources, spatial scales, and temporal frequencies.
Interest and experience in applied sciences
Proven record of independently leading research projects,
conducting reproducible research, publishing journal articles and
presenting at international and national conferences.
The initial appointment will be for one (1) year with a possible
two (2) year reappointment based on performance during the year 1
and available funding.
Anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.
The Department is especially interested in candidates who can
contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic
community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to
To apply, please visit : https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01761
Please be prepared to include a Cover Letter, your most recent
Curriculum Vitae, and three letters of reference. A Statement of
Research demonstrating evidence of satisfying preferred
qualifications is optional. Primary consideration given to
applications completed by 4/23/2020.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability status, protected Veterans status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research - Please provide a statement listing the
Independently led research projects, reproducible research,
published journal articles and presentations at international and
* 3-5 letters of reference required
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