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Remote Sensing Specialist/Landscape Ecologist

Jamestown, ND, USA
Description:
The U.S. Geological Survey is hiring a student service contractor to join a team of researchers addressing International-, National-, and Regional-scale issues associated with wetland hydrology/mapping, carbon and greenhouse gas budgets, and land-use/land-cover changes. The successful candidate will provide expertise on utilizing remote-sensing products in ecological models based on environmental field data.

Qualifications:
Required qualifications:
1) Experience using remotely-sensed data such as Landsat to assess vegetation, hydrology, soils, and land-use over space and time.
2) Experience with statistical modeling of ecological phenomena using remotely-sensed data.

Strongly preferred qualifications:
3) Experience using R.
4) Experience using Google Earth Engine.

Applicants must either be enrolled or have graduated from a Masters or PhD program within the last year to be eligible.

Application:
1. Cover letter describing how the above required and preferred qualifications are met
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
4. Most recent diploma/degree (can be on transcript or a copy of diploma)
5. Contact information for two or three references.

Pay rate: $21.67-$38.44/hr depending on education and experience
Location: Jamestown, North Dakota
Term: 1-2 year contract position with potential for extension
Requirement: US citizen or Green Card holder
Start date: Flexible starting Jan 2020
Application deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Contact: Dr. Sheel Bansal
Send application to:
e-mail to sbansal@usgs.gov
mail: 8711 37th St. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401

Disclosure: Students are paid for each hour worked. Students will be working as independent contractors and do not receive a premium rate for work beyond 8 hours/day or 40 hours/week. Additionally, students are paid only for hours worked (with no holiday or personal leave benefits). Students do earn 1 hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked. Pay Rates for students include cost of self-employment taxes for social security and Medicare.

Apply via email to sbansal@usgs.gov


U.S. Geological Survey
8711 37th Street SE
ND, 58401 USA

  

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