[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Researchers, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ

Eric Corum ec627 at nau.edu
Fri Sep 16 13:30:28 MDT 2016


My name is Eric Corum and I am emailing you on the behalf of Dr. Scott
Goetz. I would like to post the job advertisement bellow to your website.

*Position Title *

·      Postdoctoral Researchers


·      Researcher in Remote Sensing & Ecosystem Modeling

*Special Information*

·      This position has identified funding for two years. Continued
employment after that time period would depend on funding, satisfactory
performance and departmental need.

·      Not subject to layoff or recall status.

·      Post-Doctoral Scholars are hired on a contract basis according to
the terms of ABOR Policy 6-310, Conditions of Post-Doctoral Service', which
may be found at: http://azregents.asu.edu/rrc/Policy
Manual/6-310-Conditions of Postdoctoral Scholar Service.pdf

·      This is a full-time position located at the NAU campus in Flagstaff,

·      A curriculum vitae, cover letter and contact information for three
references is required. References will be contacted only with prior
permission of the applicant.

*Job Description*

Two postdoctoral researchers are sought to participate in research projects
focused on mapping and monitoring ecosystem productivity and change,
primarily in North America, incorporating climate, land use and disturbance
dynamics.  The successful candidates will work closely with the principle
investigator and collaborators, incorporating satellite observations in
ecosystem models to analyze the influence of environmental change on forest

The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to NAU’s
satellite remote sensing activities.

*The position will involve:*

·      Processing multi-sensor imagery, primarily satellite-based but
possibly airborne remote sensing, to derive geospatial products
characterizing ecosystem properties (e.g. canopy structure, biomass,
disturbance severity, regrowth dynamics).

·      Advancing analyses of ecosystem disturbance and the drivers of
forest composition and change through time.

·      Exploration of state-of-the-art techniques to derive geophysical
properties in permafrost environments, including arctic and boreal

*Minimum Qualifications*

PhD in Environmental Science, Remote Sensing, Computer Science and/or a
related discipline conferred by start date.

*Preferred Qualifications*

·      Experience using earth observation imagery and a demonstrated
ability to write scripts, conduct spatial analysis and manage databases.

·      Applicants should be confident in using a variety of
software/geospatial tools and possess the ability to continuously learn new
technical skills as needed.

·      The position requires advanced remote sensing experience, including
the ability to manipulate large data sets using personally developed

·      Ability to synthesize complex information and develop structured
analyses in written and visual form.

·      Ability to perform complex geoprocessing, frequently beyond a
'push-button' approach.

·      Familiarity with the principles of conservation biology, ecosystem
vulnerability / resiliency, and climate-ecosystem feedbacks.

·      Knowledge of ecosystem process models, ideally in arctic, boreal
and/or western US ecosystems.

·      Familiarity with lidar data processing and analysis.

·      Strong publication record.

·      Experience and/or commitment to work effectively with NAU’s diverse
faculty, staff, and student populations.

*Knowledge Skills and Abilities*

·      Fluency in performing geospatial tasks in a multi-operating system
environment (Windows/Linux/Mac/Solaris).

·      Programming / script writing (Python, R, gdal. C/C#, SQL, Perl,
Java, and/or IDL).

·      Familiarity with digital image processing software packages
including open source options as appropriate.

·      Creative, and independent.

·      Ability to work effectively in diverse, interdisciplinary research

*Background Information*

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the
following:  a criminal background investigation, an employment history
verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to
employment.  You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to
participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with
verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department
releases an annual security report.  The report is a result of the federal
law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the
school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security
including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual
offenses.  The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable
crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire
Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for
Flagstaff on-campus student housing.

The report may be viewed at *nau.edu/clery <http://nau.edu/clery>* or by
visiting the NAUPD website at: http://www.nau.edu/police.  A printed copy
of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police
Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the
department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.


Commensurate with experience.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the
selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal
salary equity considerations, and available market information.

*FLSA Status*

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor
Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory
time for additional time worked.


Post-Doctoral Scholars are hired on a contract basis, renewable each fiscal
year for a maximum of 4 renewals (5 years) according to terms of the
Conditions of Post-Doctoral Service, which may be found on the
Internet at http://azregents.asu.edu/rrc/Policy
Manual/6-310-Conditions of Postdoctoral Scholar Service.pdf

NAU offers an excellent benefit package to Post-Doctoral Scholars including
generous health, dental and vision insurance; 10 days of vacation and 10
holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family
members. New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the
pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date.
Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits.
Participation in NAU retirement plans is not available to Post-Doctoral
Scholars.  More information on benefits at NAU is available at

*Learning and Development*

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for
professional development.  New employee on-boarding training includes
courses to be completed within the first 30 days (
http://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Employee-Resources/Training/Required/). If
your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we
offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2
years.  In addition to the development classes offered in-person, every NAU
employee receives a free subscription to Lynda.com. From this site you can
access more than 1,400 training videos on a broad range of subjects,
including business skills, photography, music and video, home computing,
and web design and development.

*Application Deadline*

Open until further notice.

*How to Apply*

To apply for this position, go to
and search “Postdoctoral Scholar(s) – 602740” and click on the "Apply"
button on the page.

You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by
midnight of the application deadline.  If you need assistance completing
your application there are instructions available on line at
http://nau.edu/human-resources/ or in person in the Human Resources
Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of
Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable
accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the
Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box
4083, Flagstaff AZ  86011.

*Equal Employment Opportunity*

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of
dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other
National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

My Best,
Eric Corum
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