Application Deadline: This position will be posted until September 25th, 2020.
Term: This is a 1-year term position.
Location: Remote, however this position will be based out of Boulder, CO.
Relocation: Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
Work Authorization: UCAR/NCAR will not sponsor a work visa to fill this position.
Where You Will Work:Located in Boulder, Colorado, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is one of the world’s premier scientific institutions, with an internationally recognized staff and research program dedicated to advancing knowledge, providing community-based resources, and building human capacity in the atmospheric and related sciences. NCAR is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).
The structure of NCAR and UCAR—unique among the nation’s science disciplines—paves the way for innovation to bring impact to everyday life. NCAR’s research is unusually wide-ranging, from the flow of magnetism within the Sun to the flow of heat in the ocean. Much of NCAR’s work is carried out with collaborators at universities and labs across the nation and beyond, which further expands the breadth of the science.
The Research Applications Laboratory is one of seven laboratories within NCAR. Its mission is to conduct directed research that contributes to fundamental understanding of the atmosphere and related physical, biological, and social systems; to support, enhance, and extend the capabilities of the scientific community; and to develop and transfer knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth.
What You Will Do:
The new hire will join a team of NCAR scientists and engineers to develop novel data visualization approaches for large, spatio-temporal datasets. This research will be conducted in collaboration with the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) EROS Center and will focus on the EROS fire, land cover, and land cover change datasets. This work will include research in geospatial analytics, data visualization, usability of scientific information, and will have a strong stakeholder engagement focus. The specific aims of the project include: 1) Conducting a comprehensive review of the data, tools and technical capabilities that exist at the USGS EROS Center for visualizing and disseminating land cover and land surface change products. 2) Gathering data products requirements from National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD), Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) and LandFire for storage, access, and analysis. 3) Investigating state-of-the-art geospatial data analytics and visualization approaches, especially with regard to the land surface change data and science products. 4) Gathering feedback on the data use and usability from the EROS Center staff and their external user groups through virtual meetings and an online survey. 5) Developing a conceptual prototype of a web application for data visualization and science communication. The post-doctoral fellow will work with a research team at NCAR dedicated to improving visualization approaches for big data, and will interact with scientists and staff at the USGS EROS Center and with the broader EROS Center user community.
The position is within the Geographic Information System (GIS) program of the NCAR Research Applications Laboratory (RAL) at NCAR in Boulder, CO, USA.
What You Need:
Education and Years of Experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that strives to develop and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy.
Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). We are committed to inclusivity and promoting an equitable environment that values and respects the uniqueness of all members of our organization.
To apply, please visit: https://ucar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UCAR_Careers/job/Foothills-Lab-2/Post-Doc-Fellow-1---GIS-and-Remote-Sensing_REQ-2020-179-1
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