NASA Harvest Post-Doc
UNIVERSITY OF STRASBOURG
NASA Harvest/University of Strasbourg are seeking an outstanding researcher at the Post-doctoral or master’s level, with a strong interest in agriculture and machine learning, to join a diverse team working on remote sensing applications for agricultural monitoring and food security. This position is within the framework of a new project within the One-CGIAR Excellence in Agronomy for Sustainable Intensification and Climate Change initiative (https://www.cgiar.org/initiative/11-excellence-in-agronomy-eia-solutions-for-agricultural-transformation/), on scaling remote sensing-based models for yield estimation across sub-Saharan Africa.
About the position:
The successful candidate will work on research related to crop yield estimation and forecasting at field to national scales, utilizing state of the art long-term field experiments run by GCIAR over a diverse set of sub-Saharan countries, a range of satellite data including Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, Landsat and Planet, and sub-national level statistics. This will involve scaling and enhancing crop yields models, map crop types, in order to inform key agricultural and food security decisions by a range of public and private stakeholders involved in Excellence in Agronomy. The candidate will be expected to work well within a diverse team.
The applicant should have:
- A PhD, or masters in computer science, remote sensing, agricultural or environmental sciences, physics, engineering, mathematics, or related fields.
- A strong programming background (especially Python and R).
- Interest in agriculture and food security research and applications.
- Good communication and writing skills.
For best consideration, please apply by February 26th 2023, though the position will remain open until filled.
The application, CV and motivation letter, should be send to firstname.lastname@example.org, Yuval Sadeh (email@example.com), and Louise Leroux (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NASA Acres Assistant Program Coordinator
UMD FACULTY SPECIALIST/ SR. FACULTY SPECIALIST
The University of Maryland (College Park) Department of Geographical Sciences is searching for a full-time Faculty Specialist/ Sr. Faculty Specialist who will assist the Director of NASA’s U.S.-focused agriculture Consortium and Harvest's sister program, NASA Acres. This Faculty Specialist will serve as Assistant Program Coordinator and be responsible for: assisting in the day-to-day operations of a large, distributed, multi-partner Consortium; logistical planning of scientific events (meetings, workshops, meetings, and conferences); overseeing travel arrangements for Director and event attendees; editing technical reports and papers; assisting in vital communication between current Consortium and prospective researchers, sponsors, and collaborative organizations; liaising with the financial administrator on Consortium project budgets and deliverables; assisting in proposal preparation for new funding for the Consortium; providing general administrative support; as well as various other tasks as required for the successful functioning of the Consortium.
This Assistant Program Coordinator will be supporting the Director and NASA Acres Consortium from the ground up. This position is 12-month, full-time status and offers excellent benefits, including but not limited to health insurance, generous leave package from the first year (accrued at 22 days-annual leave, 3 days-personal leave & 14 days-sick leave), retirement subsidy (ORP/Pension System), tuition remission and many professional development opportunities. The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established from $65,000 to $90,000 per year, depending on qualifications.
For best consideration, applications should be submitted by February 6, 2023 but the search will continue until the position is filled. View additional position details and apply at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/103290.