Posted on: 5 December, 2018
Application deadline: December 10, 2018

Postdoc in remote sensing for agricultural insurance, UC Davis Department of Environmental Science and Policy, UK

Postdoc in remote sensing for agricultural insurance opportunity.

Location: UC Davis Department of Environmental Science and Policy

Description: We are looking for a candidate interested in the use of remote sensing and modeling to support the further development of agricultural insurance programs in East Africa. The candidate will (a) compare and improve methods to map seasonal crop types and yield, using remotely sensed data; (b) develop and describe workflows that implement these methods, so that they can be easily used by others; and (c) support collaborators in East African implementing these methods to support crop insurance and certification.

The position’s primary work location will be in Davis, CA, with frequent travel to East Africa and the possibility of an extended stay in Kenya. The appointment is initially for 12 months, with a preferred start date January 1, 2019. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the UC Davis postdoctoral appointment policy

Qualifications: At the time of appointment, the applicant must have a PhD in remote sensing, geospatial science, agriculture, economics or another relevant discipline. The ideal candidate has ample experience in remote sensing and modeling, and a demonstrated proficiency in the use of computer languages such as R, Python, or C++ in the context of applied research projects. Experience with Google Earth Engine and crop modeling is desirable. Candidates should have an interest in interdisciplinary work and capacity building.

How To Apply: Email, CV (including names and emails of three references)

Center for Spatial Sciences

Geospatial and Farming Systems Research Consortium