Hyperspectral Data Products for Ecosystem Science and Natural Resource Management

Moffett Field, CA, United States
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NASA-USGS Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Research Opportunity # NU-S003 Hyperspectral Data Products for Ecosystem Science and Natural Resource Management

In anticipation of the USGS Menlo Park campus move to Moffett Field in 2019, and co-location with the NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA, we seek post-doctoral research proposals that can leverage the capabilities of both agencies to develop hyperspectral products for one or more ecosystem parameters, including, but not limited to: Biophysical or biochemical parameters (e.g. fraction of absorbed photosynthetically active radiation, nitrogen, lignin); Measures of biodiversity; and Measures of vegetation stress or water content.

Proposed data product(s) should address one of the key DS Ecosystem Change science questions listed above, support the management and maintenance of ecosystems and ecosystem services, and have broad applications for natural resources management. A key desired outcome of this research is expanded insight using novel analytical approaches (from remote sensing or other disciplines) and documentation of methodology for hyperspectral data product development that can be applied to other parameters.

Proposed Duty Station: Moffett Field, California

Areas of Ph.D.: Including but not limited to: Geography, Ecology, Environmental Science or related fields. (candidates holding a Ph.D. in other disciplines but with knowledge and skills relevant to the Research Opportunity may be considered).

Qualifications: Applicants must meet one of the following qualifications: Research Physical Scientist; Research Ecologist.  (This type of research is performed by those who have backgrounds for the occupations stated above. However, other titles may be applicable depending on the applicant's background, education, and research proposal. The final classification of the position will be made by the Human Resources Specialist.)

Click this link for specific Basic Qualification Requirements for Research Physical Scientist or Research Ecologist.

Physical/Environmental Demands:  Work is usually performed in an office or laboratory setting. The work area:

  • Normally involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of offices or meeting and training rooms; or
  • May involve occasional exposure to a laboratory that involves risks and hazards that require safety precautions.