Postdoctoral Research Associate – Remote Sensing of Wildlife Habitat – Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, WI
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Post Doctoral Appointments
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The successful applicant will use aerial LiDAR and other remote sensing data to map vegetation characteristics at landscape scales in the Sierra Nevada bioregion as part of ongoing, landscape-scale wildlife habitat selection studies – with an emphasis on California spotted owls. The post-doc would be involved with numerous projects, taking the lead role on some, while supporting others. The position is largely analytically focused and is based at UW Madison, but opportunities exist for participating in field work.
Applicants should have a strong background in remote sensing and the use of aerial LiDAR point data. The applicant should have a strong publishing record, with a demonstrated ability to creatively use remotely sensed data to address ecological questions. Strong programming and GIS skills are also essential. The applicant must have received their doctoral degree by the start date (see below).

The post-doc must be able to work both collaboratively within a dynamic team setting and independently on their own research projects. Effective communications skills and the ability to engage effectively with a broad range of stakeholders are essential, as is a recognition of the fluidity of applied conservation science.

The position will be available as soon as the applicant is identified. The duration of the appointment is 1 to 2 years depending on funding levels. In addition to the posted salary the position includes health insurance.
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references in a single pdf-file to Dr.’s Volker Radeloff ( and Zach Peery (
The CV should contain a list of publications and information describing relevant skills and experience. Review of materials will begin August 1, 2017 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.
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