Post-doctoral research assistant position on high resolution 3D habitat mapping
The Postdoctoral Research Assistant will join the 4D Oceans Research Lab (https://www.4d-oceans.com/) in the School of Ocean Technology at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, St John's, Canada, and play a key role within the 'Benthic ecosystem mapping for sustainable ocean stewardship in a shifting ocean climate (BEcoME)' project (https://oceanfrontierinstitute.com/research/become). This role will focus on the development of classification approaches for ultra-high resolution 3D point clouds of complex underwater features and organisms (e.g. cold-water corals). New technologies such as structure-from-motion and color laser scanners have the potential to provide high resolution 3D representations of individual coral colonies whose growth could be monitored over time. Development of automated approaches for the classification of such data would expedite large surveys, and facilitating long-term monitoring. In addition, the Postdoctoral Research Assistant will have a unique opportunity to contribute to a planned Schmidt Ocean Institute expedition aimed at understanding the environmental drivers of vertical cliff ecosystems in the Galapagos. We are looking for applicants who have demonstrated experience and a good research track record in 3D point cloud processing, classification and interpretation for ecological purposes.
To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate:
Closing date: until fulfilled
To apply: Please send cover letter and CV to Dr Katleen Robert at Katleen.firstname.lastname@example.org