Ag Canada is planning to hire a DSM specialist to work on the GlobalSoilMap.net project in Canada. The salary scale goes up to Canadian $ 100,000.
Provide technical leadership in implementing a program in digital (predictive) soil mapping in support of regional, national and international efforts to produce gridded soil attribute maps of Canadian landscapes. The program will build on the use of existing legacy data within the Canadian Soil Information System using a variety of technologies and software. Applicants should have sound understanding of spatial analyses within the ARC GIS and SAGA geographic information systems, spatial statistics, DEMs, inference systems, and preferably experience with automated landform classification software. Experience in the use of soil data in biophysical process modeling would also be an asset. Work will be conducted within a team of pedologists to support AAFC contributions to the GlobalSoilMap.net and related projects and assist with internal training in DSM technologies and techniques. The incumbent will be expected to present results to scientific conferences/workshops and to contribute to publishing results in journal and technical bulletins.
Post graduate degree in soil science or related discipline. Experience in soil survey, and/or management of soil survey databases within a GIS environment. Knowledge of related software and programming languages. Strong interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated ability to work in team environment.
Annual brutto salary:
Based on experience.
Full time, indeterminant
Those with an interest in this opportunity are requested to send their CV and a letter expressing interest in and availability for the position to firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Society of Soil Science
24 Aberdeen Ave
P.O. Box 637
Pinawa, Manitoba R0E 1L0
An interdisciplinary postdoc position is available at Aarhus University, Denmark, starting February 2011 or later. The responsibilities of the postdoc will include work on geospatial problems on the boundary between computer science, geomorphometry and biology.
The postdoc should focus on problems in relation to computationally efficient use of modern detailed massive topographic data in various global-change-relevant modeling applications. These problems include the computation of fine-resolution topography-derived variables on a global scale, as well as applications such as global- and local-scale flooding scenario modeling (sea-level rise, tsunamis, extreme precipitation events etc.) and impact assessment. Relevant teaching responsibilities will also be offered.
The postdoc will be jointly affiliated with the Danish National Research Foundation Center MADALGO (Center for Massive Data Algorithmics - www.madalgo.au.dk) under the supervision of computer science Professor Lars Arge (email@example.com) and the Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity Group at the Department of Biological Sciences under the supervision of Professor Jens-Christian Svenning (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MADALGO is a major basic research centre lead by Professor Lars Arge. The focus of the center is efficient algorithms for processing massive datasets. MADALGO's core researchers are a team of six world leading researchers located at four major algorithms research institutions: Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics (MPI); Institute for Computer Science, Goethe-University Frankfurt; Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University (AU).
The Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity Group is lead by Professor Jens-Christian Svenning. This group is amongst world leading research groups focusing on informatics-based research on ecology and environmental sciences. Its research takes advantage of the recent gains in computing power and data storage capacity, advances in statistics and mathematics, and dramatic increases in data availability to tackle complex problems in ecology and environmental science.
Applications are welcomed from:
Computer scientists with clearly demonstrated skills in the design, analysis and implementation of algorithms
Geoinformaticians or geographers with strong informatics and programming skills
Biologists with strong, demonstrated skills in ecoinformatics, GIS, and programming
Researchers with interdisciplinary research experience will be preferred.
Applicants should apply by uploading a letter of interest and a CV, as well as indicate at least two names of references for recommendations, using the application form available at www.madalgo.au.dk. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Two, 36-month postdoctoral research positions within the Geography Departments at the Universities of Leicester and Loughborough, UK are available with a start date of 1st January 2011.
This Research Associate will develop the analytical tools and associated algorithms required to characterise and visualise the surface grain size and structure of the experimental beds. The tools will be applied to high resolution digital elevation models of the surfaces obtained using a precision laboratory laser scanner.
The ideal candidate will have a background in DEM characterisation and analysis, terrain modelling and/or numerical modelling of fluvial systems together with relevant computer programming skills. S/he will be expected to collaborate with the Loughborough RA (in charge of the experimental programme) to integrate the analyses of bed surface maturation with the data on the near-bed flow field and sediment movement.
International Society for Geomorphometry (ISG) is an international association of researchers and experts open for free exchange of knowledge and opinions about various aspects of DEM processing and digital relief analysis.