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Subject: [ESIP-all] Postgraduate Researcher in Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) Analysis
Please distribute the following Post-Masters / Post-Doctoral Researcher
description to potential candidates:
Postgraduate Researcher in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysis
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN
The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD), http://www.esd.ornl.gov at the
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), http://www.ornl.gov has several
openings for research associate positions beginning immediately. These
positions involve the use of geographic information systems in modeling
studies for carbon cycle, climate, hydrology, and ecological impacts. These
projects are funded by NASA and are described on the Internet.
Modeling and Synthesis Thematic Data Center (Robert Cook, PI)
ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) for Biogeochemical Dynamics.
Annual salary depends on experience. The position will be based at ORNL in
Oak Ridge, Tennessee. All travel expenses are provided. The position is for
one year with the possibility of extending for up to three years.
Required disciplines: Other Physical Sciences
Candidates should have an M.S. or Ph.D. in geography, ecology, soil science,
forestry, or a related field. We seek a candidate with superior oral and
written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and strong
personal motivation. The candidate must have knowledge and practical
experience in using GIS software such as ESRI (workstation Arc/Info, ArcGIS,
ArcView and associated modules such as GRID and Spatial Analyst) or other
GIS/processing packages, and knowledge and experience in using image
processing software such as ENVI or IDRSI. Experience with handling spatial
data in netCDF and CF-compliant formats is a requirement. Familiarity with
visualization tools like IDV, NCL (NCAR Command Language), IDL, or others is
an advantage. The candidate must have experience in using Phyton, PERL, or
other languages for managing GIS data. In addition, the candidate must have
experience in acquiring and managing spatial data and familiarity with
applying basic ecological
and geographical principles within a spatial modeling framework. The
candidate should have familiarity with UNIX and Windows operating systems,
familiarity with environmentally relevant data layers, and programming
experience, specifically in the context of developing GIS applications.
The candidate should be willing to work closely with other research staff in
multiple capacities including contributing to a team designed to develop
integrated ecological models and supporting the GIS and data needs of
research team members. Responsibilities include managing and updating
multiple spatial data sets, acquiring and assimilating new relevant spatial
data sets, using GIS data and principles of landscape ecology to
characterize landscape patterns at multiple scales, providing metadata and
documentation for collected and newly created spatial data sets, and data
Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more than five years
prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements
before starting their appointment.
How to Apply:
Qualified applicants must apply online at https://www2.orau.gov/ORNL_POST/.
All applicants will need to register before they can begin the online
application. For complete instructions, on how to apply, please see the
This appointment is offered through the ORNL Postgraduate Research
Participation Program and is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for
Science and Education (ORISE). The program is open to all qualified U.S. and
non-U.S. citizens without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex,
national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era
veteran or disabled veteran.
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