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Post Doctoral Fellow

Employer
KHALIFA UNIVERSITY
Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
12 Apr 2023

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Position Overview

We are seeking an outstanding researcher who has well-developed skills in the field of Ocean Colour Remote Sensing and optical oceanography (2-yr project). The project aims to better understand the corals and seagrass diversity at different spatiotemporal scales in the Arabian Gulf, using a combination of field observations, radiative transfer simulations and satellite remote sensing. Moreover, a set of instruments for the determination of hyperspectral absorption and scattering properties of water as well as algorithms for their estimation from earth observations will be developed and used.

Position Requirements

The individual in this position will work on satellite data from various ocean color satellite sensors and field measurements from ocean and atmosphere to develop, validate, and evaluate algorithms for the remote retrieval of the ocean color to detect and map corals and seagrass for the Arabian Gulf coastal line. Strong programming skills are required and demonstrated ability to develop and improve algorithms for ocean color products including the atmospheric intervention.

  • Very good knowledge and relevant experience in at least one of the following fields: Satellite remote sensing, radiative transfer, inversion theory, greenhouse gas measurements, numerical modelling of complex systems
  • Experience in analyzing data from various satellite sensors, e.g., SeaWiFS, MERIS, MODIS, etc.
  • Experience in advanced processing regional water surface data using, ENVI-IDL, Matlab, Python and/or other data processing software packages.
  • Evaluating and recalibrating satellite-based algorithms using in situ measurements.
  • Appropriate skills in batch processing large data sets and satellite database management.
  • Hands-on experience in using ESRI software ArcGIS Desktop and ability to integrate imagery with other GIS data.
  • Demonstrated ability to publish research findings in peer reviewed journals.
  • Excellent communication skills in English scientific writing/publishing and presentation.

Qualifications

Candidate Profile

Essential Criteria

  • PhD in remote sensing, oceanography or a related discipline preferably with some postdoctoral experience.
  • Experience in analyzing data from various satellite sensors, e.g., Sentinel, MERIS, MODIS, etc.
  • Experience in field ocean color NASA protocols of radiometric measurements using the hyperspectral sensors and correction of in-situ measurements.
  • Experience in advanced processing regional ocean color data using SeaDAS, ENVI-IDL, Matlab, Python, FORTRAN and/or other data processing software packages.
  • Experience in evaluating and recalibrating ocean color algorithms using in situ measurements.
  • Experience in evaluating aerosol retrievals and developing aerosol retrieval algorithm.
  • Appropriate skills in batch processing large data sets and satellite database management.
  • Hands-on experience in using ESRI software ArcGIS Desktop and ability to integrate imagery with other GIS data.
  • Demonstrated ability to publish research findings in peer reviewed journals.
  • Excellent communication skills in English scientific writing/publishing and presentation

Desired Criteria

  • PhD gained from a top 200 QS or THE ranked University
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience as a Post-doctoral researcher in academia or in industry
  • High impact first-author publications in top 10% journals in the relevant field

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (recruitmentteam@ku.ac.ae).

Primary Location: Khalifa University - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Job: Post Doctoral Fellow
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time

Company

Company info
Mini-site
KHALIFA UNIVERSITY
Telephone
+(971)24018000
Location
TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH KUSTAR
PO BOX 127788
ABU DHABI
AE

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