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The Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations (CIRFA) at UiT The Arctic University of Norway invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow in sea ice satellite remote sensing. This two-year position, with possible one-year extension, will be located in Tromsø, Norway.

The successful candidate will adapt, integrate, and validate a sea ice classification and drift products to distinguish between leads, deformed ice, and level ice from synthetic aperture radar (SAR). The sea ice classification will be compared to sea ice draft observations of the Norwegian Polar Institute in the Fram Strait.

The position is funded by the Sea Ice Deformation and Snow for an Arctic in Transition (SIDRiFT) project through the Research Council of Norway. SIDRiFT will investigate the role of sea ice deformation and snow on ice in the changing Arctic climate.

Applicants must have a Norwegian doctoral degree in physics, geosciences, mathematics, computer sciences, statistics, or similar field, or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree.

Applicants should have experience in remote sensing of sea ice, image processing and statistics, scientific programming (Matlab, Python, C, or similar), peer-reviewed publishing in scientific journals, and good command of both spoken and written English.

Previous experience with pattern recognition methodologies; previous experience with machine learning and methods, such as neural networks and random forest; willingness and ability to participate in short field work on Arctic sea ice; willingness to participate in funding applications to extend this position; and international experience will be advantageous.

Applications must include:

  • Application and motivation letter (maximum of one page);
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum of two pages)
  • Description of past research project and its relevance to the advertised position (maximum of one page);
  • Description of applicant’s academic production (track record) including highlights of three most important works for the advertised position (maximum of one page);
  • Diplomas and transcripts from completed degrees;
  • Three references, preferably including the PhD supervisor; and
  • Academic works, up to ten. (A doctoral thesis is regarded as one work).

Documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Application deadline: 12 June 2019

For more information and to apply, go to: Complete position description

For questions, contact:
Polona Itkin
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