The Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) seeks to hire a postdoctoral scholar as part of collaboration between UMBC (Dr. Matthew Baker) and the Chesapeake Conservancy's Conservation Innovation Center. UMBC/CIC have been awarded a cooperative agreement from the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) to produce high-resolution maps of stream channels and ditches within the Chesapeake Bay watershed from LiDAR data sources. The successful candidate will support implementation and refinement of previously developed automated mapping approaches, work with a team of collaborators to analyze existing validation data from across the watershed, support parallel processing, and iterative refinements. Candidates will be encouraged to pursue new research questions with the resulting data. The project is part of a larger effort to produce extremely precise environmental information in support of the CBP water quality goals.
At a minimum, candidates will hold a PhD within six months of appointment in Geomorphology, Geography, Water Resources, Environmental Science or related field, with research interests in terrain analysis , the morphology of stream channels, stream flow, and expertise or experience with digital mapping techniques and data analysis. Requirements include demonstrated ability with GIS software including, but not limited to, ArcGIS and GRASS; programming with Python, R, or similar language. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with high-performance computing, model performance evaluation, or database management, ability/experience mentoring students, a record of excellent scientific writing, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Should be sent to apply.interfolio.com/85055 and should include:
cover letter with description of qualifications and experiences
up to three reprints of research publications
a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in research and mentorship
names and contact information of three references.
Questions may be directed to Dr. Matthew Baker (email@example.com).
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Internal Number: 85055
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