PhD or Post Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity

Modelling and Spatial Analysis Lab teamA PhD or postdoc research opportunity is available immediately. The funding associated with the position requires the successful applicant to conduct very-high resolution image classification. Classification and analysis of traditional areal imagery across urban areas of Ontario as well as wetland rich landscape imagery acquired from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta are required. The successful applicant will work with a team of graduate students at the University of Waterloo, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, on a combination of projects funded by the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environmental Solutions. Collaboration will also take place with colleagues and students in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo.

The successful applicant will get an opportunity to work with state of the art software (e.g., ENVI, eCognition, Pix4D) and equipment (e.g., Aeryon Labs SkyRanger, Leica MultiStation Terrestrial Laser Scanner). Opportunities to work directly with ECCC in Ottawa and to travel to Alberta for data collection will also be available.

Applicants should have an established record of training and excellence in remote sensing. Applicants are invited to submit an application including:

  • an updated and complete curriculum vitae
  • a letter of interest (maximum 2 page) outlining their qualifications for the position
  • an example of previous work (e.g., publication, report, coursework)
  • the names and contact information of three referees

to Derek Robinson via dtrobins@uwaterloo.ca.

Funding will be commensurate upon qualifications and priority will be given to Canadian applications. The post doctoral position is for 1 year and may be extended depending on subsequent funding acquisition. The salary range is $40,000 - $50,000. The PhD funding falls within $30,000 - $40,000. Additional project opportunities and performance may lead to increased funding in subsequent years.