Overview: A new position for a remote sensing and GIS technician is available in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The major work tasks will be to download, pre-process and classify satellite imagery, especially from Landsat and MODIS sensors, and to acquire and process GIS datasets. The technician will work primarily on two major projects assessing deforestation in Mexico, and climate change effects on biodiversity in the U.S.
The position is part of the SILVIS lab (silvis.forest.wisc.edu). In the lab, we strive for a strong level of collaboration and team work, and to facilitate this, the technician's task will also include assisting
graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with remote sensing and GIS analyses. V. Radeloff will be the supervisor for this position.
- B.S. in geography, forestry, environmental science, computer science or a related discipline. MS preferred.
- 1-2 years of experience in remote sensing image classification (e.g., with ERDAS Imagine, ENVI), and processing of GIS datasets (e.g., in ArcGIS, GRASS) is essential. Programming experience to automate tasks
highly desirable. Familiarity with Internet-GIS a plus. The GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist will organize and manage extensive spatial databases, and support and lead efforts to map land use and land use change. The
specialist will also be responsible for documenting metadata and creating maps. Experience with conservation-related spatial data analysis is a
- We especially encourage candidates who work well in a collaborative setting and have excellent communication and writing skills.
- UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.
Position: The appointment type is Associate Information Processing Consultant. Funding is in hand for 2 years, and the position is renewable based on continued funding and satisfactory performance. The position is available immediately, and an early start date is preferred, but is open to negotiation. Salary is competitive and includes health care benefits.
To apply: Candidates should send a cover letter summarizing their research interests, a CV, and the contact information for three references. Review of applicants will begin immediately; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. All applications
received on or before May 26th 2011 are guaranteed consideration.
Application packages (e-mailed as a single PDF file) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.