Department of Geography
Post-Doctoral Researcher – Irish land Mapping
Post Duration – 24 months
Based in the Department of Geography, UCC, you will play a key role in developing the Irish Land Mapping Observatory, as funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency. The aim of the project is to develop an integrated Geoinformatics approach to detecting land cover and use within Irish agricultural lands, and to monitoring changes on an inter- and intra-annual basis using satellite imagery. Your role will include processing and analysis of microwave imagery to enhance and verify the products generated by lower resolution optical data, and developing techniques of integrating radar and optical imagery. You will work with researchers in Teagasc to interpret the imagery, and with Ordnance Survey Ireland to optimise the image processing chain for ease of incorporation into their database architecture. Some fieldwork will also be necessary to validate the results. Opportunities will also arise for participation in other projects.
You will have a good first degree and PhD in agricultural applications of microwave imagery, or a related discipline. You will also have experience of project management, research techniques and scientific writing, be highly motivated and enthusiastic. You will be mentored and receive relevant training for development of your research career.
For more information see http://www.ucc.ie/hr/vacancies
Salary: Starting salary €34974 increasing to €36003, subject to satisfactory performance.
For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:
Dr Fiona Cawkwell
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Telephone: 021 490 2707
Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Dr Fiona Cawkwell, firstname.lastname@example.org, on or before the closing date 31st January 2012.
Supplementary Information on the Department is available at the following URL: http://www.ucc.ie/en/geography/