The Department of Forest Resource Management conducts teaching and research in the areas of Forest Remote Sensing, Forest Inventory and Sampling, Mathematical Statistics Applied to Forest Sciences, Forest Management Planning, and Landscape Studies. The Department is also responsible for several environmental monitoring and assessment programs, including the Swedish National Forest Inventory, National Inventory of Landscapes in Sweden, Terrestrial Habitat Monitoring and the Butterfly and Bumblebee Inventory. The work done by the Department combines research and environmental analysis in cross-disciplinary projects, which gives unique opportunities to develop holistic approaches for a sustainable use of the natural resources. At the Department there are approximately 100 employees. For more information visit: www.slu.se/srh.
Duties:The Department is currently seeking a PostDoc within the subject area of Forest Remote Sensing. The work will include analysis of remotely sensed data for forestry applications. The candidate will work in research projects with other researchers in the Division of Forest Remote Sensing. One task is to analyse time series of satellite and radar images for detection of spruce bark beetle attacks. Another task is to analyse individual trees and tree species classification from high resolution aerial images.
Qualifications:To be qualified for this position, the candidate must hold a PhD in a relevant area, preferable in Forest Remote Sensing, with focus on using digital 3D techniques. Computational programming or scripting are essential skills for this position. Experience of analysis of forest damages from remotely sensed data as well as analysis of individual tree crowns from high resolution raster images is a merit. Good collaborative ability and communicative ability in English is a requirement.
Place of work:Umeå
Form of employment:Fixed term employment of 12 months
Starting date:As soon as possible according to agreement
Application:Please submit your application no later than 2019-06-24.
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.
SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.
SLU is an equal opportunity employer.