Research Associate/Fellow in Soil and Plant Science

26,052 - 38,183 a year

We are seeking an excellent remote sensing scientist. The post-holder will analyse Sentinel 1 and 2 data over a series of wetland areas in Mexico to determine above ground biomass, tree species composition and rates of land use change. The work will involve image collation and processing as well as close collaboration with partners in Mexico. Data analysis, presentation and preparation for publication are also required.

The post is funded by a Newton funded Institutional Links project between the University of Nottingham, UK and INECOL, Mexico. This project includes wetland ecology and biogeochemistry, remote sensing technologies, and ecosystem services modelling and mapping. Therefore the post-holder must be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Applicants must have or be close to completing a PhD in a terrestrial environmental science area and ideally in Geography using remote sensing data. Excellent oral and written English and Spanish skills are essential. Applicants must be highly motivated, ambitious and have a proven track record of timely research publications (from PhD or beyond).

This full-time post is fixed-term from 1 August 2017 until 31 January 2018.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Sofie Sjogersten tel: 0115 951 6239 Or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

published: 10 May 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.