Post Doctoral Scientist in Remote Sensing - Image Based Change Detection
The Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 24 months Post Doctoral Scientist position with the Department of Agroecology starting as soon as possible.
The successful candidate will join an international project group and undertake research for development of image based change detection methods for improving wall-to-wall update methodologies for the Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS). In Denmark, as in other EU member states, the LPIS is a spatial database that is central to administration and control of European Union area-based subsidies for farmers. The database update processes, in most of the cases, are characterized by manual photointerpretation, which represents a significant bottleneck and indicates a strong necessity of semi-automated or automated methods development for change detection within the open rural environment.
The successful candidate will take a role in the project towards development of image based unsupervised and supervised change detection methods. It is envisaged that the image based change detection research will address issues including appropriate parameterization of image segmentation, data fusion, and scale factor. The image analysis will primarily be addressing Very High Resolution aerial/satellite multispectral imagery and height data. The research undertaken should lead to peer-reviewed article publications and development of project extension and future funding outcomes. The language mainly used in the project is English.
- PhD in Remote Sensing or Image Processing
- Postdoctoral experience is preferred, but not required
- Academic training in Environmental Science, Geography, or similar
- Experience of Change Detection and/or Land Cover and Land Use related research
- Expertise with common software packages (e.g., IDL/ENVI, Erdas, ArcMap, eCognition)
- Experience with integrating image remote sensing data with LIDAR.
- English (written/spoken) at least at the CEFR level B2
Skills and Abilities
- Programming and analysis experience (i.e. IDL, Matlab, C++)
- Understanding of spatial data quality concepts
Place of employment and place of work
- Skilled at scientific writing and review
- Ability to work both independently and as part of an active science team
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is the Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830, Tjele, Denmark. (http://agrsci.au.dk/en/institutter/department-of-agroecology-and-environment/)
Further information on the position may be obtained from Associate Professor Goswin Heckrath, phone +45 8715 7759 firstname.lastname@example.org or Senior Scientist Geoff Groom phone +45 8715 8862 email@example.com
Formalities and salary range
The Faculty of Science refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.
The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). The recommended level of detail.
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions.
All applications must be made online and received by 13 June 2012.
Please apply online here
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