Postdoctoral Fellow in Remote Sensing (Active Fires)

Job no: 558547
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Research, Sciences, Environment, Education

  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, 2 year Fixed-Term Position until December 2019
  • $92,815-$110,220 p.a. + 17% Superannuation

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The School of Science provides over 45 bachelor and postgraduate programs, and undertakes world class research across the disciplines of physical sciences, mathematical sciences and computer science.

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

The Role and Responsibilities

This position is a key appointment to the newly awarded Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC Project: Active fire detection surveillance mapping. We seek motivated candidates with experience in: modeling biophysical parameters using satellite earth observations; linking in situ observations of fire activity to satellite derived datasets and the related scaling and sampling issues when comparing and integrating in situ, aerial and satellite-based observations. Candidates will contribute to project objectives including the development and delivery of active fire detection and radiative power assessments for the Himawari-8 (and other geostationary) satellite(s).

Skills & Experience Required

You will have an earned doctorate in remote sensing, climatology, environmental sciences, electrical engineering or physics (with expertise in the area of image analysis / spatial - ecological/fire modeling). You will be an experienced / expert user of Python or similar, be highly motivated and enjoy working in an applied problem oriented research environment and have a proven capacity for quality publishing.

An ability to manage and organise large spatial and/or temporal datasets, with a capacity to work with industry partners and an interest in assisting with grant and proposal writing will be highly desirable.

To Apply

For further information please contact Professor Simon Jones or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 558547.

Applications close on Sunday 12th November 2017.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

posted: 17 October 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.